Nearly anyone with missing teeth may be a candidate for dentures. Individuals who have lost most or all of their teeth often make good candidates for complete dentures, which those with some remaining natural teeth may benefit from partial dentures. During your consultation your dentist will determine if dentures are right for you.
Some people may not be good candidates for implants. They include:
- Young people whose jawbones have not stopped growing
- Pregnant women
- Heavy smokers — Smoking hinders healing in the mouth. It can reduce the likelihood of a successful implant.
- Alcohol or substance abusers who are not prepared to follow the dentist’s instructions after placement of the implant, such as no smoking, and returning for follow-up. They also may be less likely to take good care of their teeth and gums.
- People who have received high-dose radiation treatment of the head or neck
Examining and preparing the tooth: at the first visit, the dentist may take a few x-rays to check the roots of the tooth receiving the crown and surrounding bone.The photos of your teeth (with your smile or your teeth) will be asked to in association with digital X-Ray film.
If the tooth has extensive decay or if there is a risk of infection or injury to the tooth’s pulp, a root canal treatment may first be performed.
The dentist will ensure that the color, shape, and fit of the denture are accurate. You will need a few weeks to adjust to their new teeth. You may experience soreness or minor irritation during this time, but most people are able to begin speaking normally within a few hours.
Similarly, eating with new dentures will take a little practice, and it is best to start with soft, easy-to-chew foods. During your follow up appointment, the dentist will check to be sure that your mouth is adjusting properly.
- Prolonged bleeding
- Unhealthy eating habits – Poor-fitting dentures can make eating a painful or uncomfortable experience.
- Gum and mouth irritation – Loose dentures can chafe the gums, causing mild or severe inflammation of the mouth.
It usually takes gum tissue about 3-4 weeks to heal. The bone can take up to 6 months to heal completely. However, pain should be lessening by the second day. But it varies from person to person, and also depends on how easy or difficult the tooth removal was
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