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Can I Get Dentures If I Haven’t Had Teeth For A Long Time?

Dentures Windsor

Yes, you can get dentures even if you haven’t had teeth for a long time. However, your dentist will work with you to determine which type of denture suits your needs. A comprehensive analysis of your oral health will determine the denture package that is most beneficial for you.

When you don’t have teeth for a long time, your body tends to believe it doesn’t need bone in that area because it hasn’t been stimulated. Our bones are strengthened by physical activity, and chewing and biting play a crucial role in maintaining the health of our jawbones. When you lose bone in your jaw, it will not only change the way you look, but it will also affect whether your dentures will fit properly.

The different types of dentures

Dentures can be divided into two categories: full (or complete) dentures and partial dentures. When all the teeth in a patient’s mouth are missing, they will need a full denture (top, bottom, or both). They are divided into two categories: suction dentures and snap-in dentures.

Snap-in denture

For a snap-in denture to work, it must be attached to dental implants. Snap-in dental implants are implanted in the mouth after a surgical procedure in which they are anchored into the jawbone. Consequently, a patient needs a healthy and strong jawbone to place any implants and wear snap-in dentures. This is why it is important to get dentures as soon as possible. The ones with snap-in attachments tend to last longer and feel more natural.

Suction Dentures

Patients can use suction dentures even when they have suffered severe bone loss. The reason is that they do not rely on implants – they use clever suction mechanics to fit perfectly over a patient’s gum line and still be removable.

Partial Dentures

Patients with healthy teeth can wear partial dentures. In most cases, they are used by people who are missing three or more teeth but have healthy teeth elsewhere. A partial denture can be an excellent solution for patients with missing teeth, as well as a cost-efficient alternative to a bridge or implant. Clasps can be used to attach the partials to your healthy teeth.

Denture Post Care

It is likely that resorption will outweigh ossification when you get older – this means that you will see some bone loss, regardless of how well you care for your teeth, implants, and dentures. You may lose the comfort of your existing dentures due to this. You can re-line your dentures to fill the space created by bone loss by adding thickness. The procedure is relatively simple and quick, and almost everyone who wears dentures will need it at some point.

Roseland Family Dental offers custom solutions and dentures in Windsor to fit your oral health requirements. With a goal to improve each patient’s quality of life, we go the extra mile and make sure that you get quality treatment.

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