Complete loss of teeth results in disfigurement of the jaws, and also leads to sagging of the skin. This makes the person look older than what they could be. To avoid the skin sagging a treatment that restores the complete facial profile of a person is what most people look for in such circumstances.
Types of dentures
Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth. Dentures help fill out the appearance of your face and profile. They can be made to resemble natural teeth. There are two types of dentures available. Complete dentures and partial dentures.
1.Complete dentures: Complete dentures are mostly used when all the teeth are missing.
2. Partial dentures: Partial dentures are used when few natural teeth remain.
Conventional dentures: Conventional dentures are removable appliances placed in your mouth after all the teeth are removed, and tissues around the teeth and gums have healed, which may take several weeks.
Immediate dentures: Immediate dentures are inserted and fixed on the same day as the remaining teeth are removed. Measurements are taken, and models of your jaw are prepared during your preliminary visit. The healing period does not require you to be without teeth. However, the denture will have to be relined after your jaw heals.
Overdenture: In some cases, some of your natural teeth can be restored to preserve your jawbone, stability and provide support for the denture. An overdenture fits a small number of natural teeth after they are prepared by the dentist. Dental implants serve the same function as well.
Dental hygiene is still an important aspect, although the teeth are not natural. Brushing your teeth, gums, tongue and the roof of the mouth thoroughly and regularly, with a soft-bristled tooth-brush, before you wear your dentures will stimulate circulation in your gum tissues and help remove plaque.