Tired of covering your mouth every time you talk to people? Don’t have the confidence to smile when you meet someone because of your missing teeth? These are just a few of the daily scenarios that people who have lost a tooth or several teeth have to face.
Fortunately, people with missing teeth don’t have to endure these embarrassing moments. High-quality and natural looking dentures can help bring back their lost teeth as well as the smile and the self-confidence that was lost with them.
Background on Dentures
Dentures are removable replacement teeth that are usually made from acrylic resin. Depending on the patient’s dental requirements or condition, they can be made as partial prosthetics or as a complete set of artificial teeth. Patients who have lost a lot, if not all their teeth (usually elderly people or those who have suffered from accidents or injuries) can opt for complete dentures. Patients who only need to fill in gaps between teeth can benefit from partial dentures.
Immediate and Conventional Dentures
When you visit Dr. David A. Smith, your Indiana top cosmetic dentist, to inquire about dentures, you might be offered two options: immediate and conventional dentures. Immediate dentures, also referred to as temporary dentures, are placed immediately after your teeth have been extracted. They are for short-term use while your gums are healing and while you’re waiting for your permanent dentures.
Conventional dentures are custom-made and are only fitted once all your teeth have been removed and your gums have fully healed. It usually takes 8 to 12 weeks for your gums to heal and several months for your conventional dentures to be produced and positioned into your mouth.
If you have questions about dentures or would want to know more about them from Dr. Smith, just call our Carmel, IN dental clinic, Really Smile, at 317-451-4050 to set an appointment.