There comes a time in all of our lives were we may have to lose some teeth. This is certainly not an optimal solution, but at times it’s the only option available.
A partial denture may replace one or more teeth, while at times a full denture is required. Dentures are not an ideal solution.
There are a couple of different avenues to having dentures fabricated.
1) Dentures may be fabricated so they can be inserted immediately following extraction of a tooth/teeth. Over time, as the tissue heals and shrinks the denture will become too large, and will need to be relined several times to maintain fit.
2) Once a tooth/teeth are removed the tissue is allowed to fully heal (approx.. 6 months) then a denture may be fabricated. This will have a better end result; however, you will have to be without teeth while healing takes place.
3) This option is probably the best. You may have an implant supported denture. This denture is fabricated upon one or more implants that hold it firmly in place. This denture is not removable.
For all types of dentures above, your dentist will take impressions of your mouth so your new denture may be made to be an exact replica of your dentition.