A beautiful smile can melt someone’s heart away. It can break the ice between two unknown people and release stress and tension. This stands true even for people with dentures. Dentures are removable replacements that are designed to fill the spaces where teeth used to be. These can either be temporary or permanent. They can be either made of plastic or a mixture of metal and plastic. The plastic dentures are fitted on the gums while the metallic ones are supported by the natural teeth.
Temporary dentures are comparatively cheaper than the other options available. Moreover, it is easier to make adjustments and additions to plastic dentures. Temporary dentures are fitted after one or more than one tooth has been removed. Once the gums heal, the dentures can be easily placed. Many years ago, it was normal to extract teeth and wait until six months before making the dentures if the need arose. It was a cheaper option and was socially accepted. Elderly people were accustomed to eating without dentures. In fact, dentures were only worn when appearance was of great importance. Times have changed now, however, it is essential that the gums have healed completely or else the dentures can become loose. The adhesives secure them permanently. It would be unfamiliar to use metal in a temporary denture as they are difficult to adjust.
The creation of temporary dentures takes approximately four to five dental visits prior to tooth extraction. It is made using the same technique as a permanent denture. The only difference is that they are made prior to any surgery. So, you can’t tell exactly how your mouth will look after teeth are removed. Once the moulds for conventional dentures are built along with the healing of the gum tissues, the tooth extractions get easier. It takes about six to eight weeks. At this time, the gum tissues will shrink, and the fit of temporary dentures will change. You can opt for the temporary ones to realign them for a better fit. Also, you can choose them to be your permanent dentures. Another good thing is that you can keep a spare set as a redundant set. It ensures that if your permanent dentures get lost or damaged, you have a backup source. If your dentures require repairing or realigning, they will have to be sent to a laboratory and may be even kept overnight. In the case of longer term dentures, you can notice that as your mouth changes throughout your life, the plastic dentures should be replaced every 5 to 7 years.
Before you undergo any oral surgery to eradicate severely damaged or impaired teeth, temporary dentures are made and placed immediately after the teeth are removed. It helps maintain the shape of your face even when the teeth are extracted. Dentures may move while eating and speaking. Hence, they require muscle control, which some people find hard to manage. Denture adhesives may be necessary. As these are messy, they tend to trap food particles and increase the risk of decay and gum disease if any natural teeth remain. There has also been a psychological aversion to having dentures and acceptance may be difficult.
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