Dentures in Glenpool
A denture is a removable dental appliance that takes the place of missing teeth and the surrounding tissue. Two types of dentures are available – complete and partial. Complete dentures are used when all teeth are missing, while partials are use when some natural teeth are still remaining.
In cases where there are too few remaining natural teeth or the teeth that are remaining are too weak to support a removable partial denture, complete dentures are the perfect option. This is a big decision for most patients but an important step in returning the patient to optimal oral health. Teeth provide the structure to maintain your facial muscles and bone structure – without them you will have difficulty speaking, eating, smiling and your face will begin to age prematurely.
The process begins by removing any remaining teeth and fitting the patient with a temporary denture. It will take approximately 8 to 12 weeks for the gums to heal after the teeth have been extracted. During this time, a custom-made permanent denture is constructed from impressions of your mouth.