Artificial dentures or teeth replace missing teeth. There are two dentures types’ available, complete dentures and partial dentures. The complete dentures are for people who have lost most teeth. The partial dentures are to replace few missing teeth.
Complete dentures may be conventional or immediate. These are made removing the damaged or rotten teeth and after the healing of gum tissues. However, this takes a time of 8 to 12 weeks after teeth removal. In fact, the immediate dentures are not the same as conventional dentures. These are positioned immediately on teeth removal. Thus people wearing dents artificielles need not worry even during the healing period as they need not stay without teeth.
Partial dentures are replacement teeth that are attached to a pink plastic base or a gum-colored base. It is connected to a metal framework holding the dentures inside the mouth. When there are natural teeth remaining in the jaw, you require partial dentures.
Who is eligible?
A person having his rotten or damaged teeth taken out and also are not able to afford dental implants can be considered eligible for artificial teeth usage.
Who is ineligible?
A person having trouble in dentures adjustment may be considered ineligible. A person with dentures as loose fitting such that it keeps falling out or when jaw hurts on inserting dentures may be ineligible.
Are there side effects?
Initially, the new dentures will be odd or a little loose in the beginning, but after sometime the cheeks and tongue muscles learn to stay intact and become comfortable to remove and put. Along with this, there may be minor irritation, soreness and increased saliva flow. But all these will disappear once your mouth learns to adjust.
Time taken to recover
It takes a month or so for the dentures to get adjusted properly in your mouth.
Is the treatment permanent?
The treatment result lasts until you wear the artificial teeth continuously. Once you take them out, they are of no use and are not any permanent replacement of your missing teeth.
What is the alternative treatment?
The alternative is dental implants that supports cemented bridges and offers a close feel of real teeth. The implants are a popular alternative and not everyone is considered eligible. So, consult a dentist for proper advice and consider the treatment.
Initially, it may be uncomfortable for few weeks. Begin eating soft foods and small pieces, chew slowly and as you get used to, return to normal diet. Avoid hard foods, sticky foods and do not use toothpicks. Pronounce words loud.