Dentures are replacements for missing teeth or tissue in the mouth. Full or partial tooth loss, if left untreated, doesn’t just affect a person’s self image – it can also increase the risk of developing nutritional problems and other systemic health disorders. There are two different types, conventional and immediate.
Conventional dentures are made after the six weeks of healing after the surgical procedure. Immediate dentures are made before your teeth are extracted, having them ready to use after the procedure is done. However, these dentures may or may not fit well as time passes by, for the swelling will lessen as time passes by.
Dentures are just one option for replacing missing teeth; some of the others include fixed bridgework and dental implants.