Perhaps you’re in the market for replacement teeth (false teeth) but aren’t a candidate for dental implants.
Dentures are artificial teeth and gums that replace missing natural teeth and fit against your gum tissues.
If you have lost many or all of your teeth, dentures have many benefits. They give you an attractive smile, fill out your facial structure, allow you to speak clearly, and give you the ability to chew food so you can eat a healthy diet. Wear dentures during the day, then take them out at night for cleaning to remove plaque and for sleeping.
Types of dentures include:
Unless you are getting immediate dentures, you wait until your gum tissues have healed from any tooth extractions or tooth loss. Then your dentist discusses the best dentures for your situation. Consider whether you prefer dentures made of hard resin or acrylic, custom-designed for your mouth. Or you choose flexible dentures (or flexible partial dentures) made of thinner nylon.
At your appointment, your dentist makes impressions of your gums and measurements of your jaws. The dentist may create some models for you to try to be sure the fit, color, size, and shape work well before casting the final denture.
At your last appointment, you try on the new denture(s). Dentures may feel a bit different when you first try them on, but the dentist can make adjustments to help them fit and function well. Then the dentist explains how to clean your dentures and care for them. Then you can start wearing your dentures and enjoying your beautiful new teeth.