How Can Dentures Help Me?
Dentures can help you if you are missing one or more teeth due to tooth decay, gum disease or an injury to your mouth. Missing teeth can make it hard to speak, eat and smile. They are also a significant cosmetic issue, especially when you are missing front teeth.
Dentures can even improve the overall appearance of your face. When you lose your teeth, your facial muscles can sag in ways that make you look older. Dentures help fill out your face to help you look younger. Your dentures will closely resemble your natural teeth, so your appearance will not change much.
What Can I Expect?
Getting dentures requires several visits to Leisure Dental. During the first visit, Dr. Haggerty will examine the soft tissues in your mouth and your gums to make sure they are ready for dentures. Subsequent visits will involve creating a mold of your mouth and extracting any remaining teeth.
There are two main types of dentures: conventional and immediate. The main difference between the two is the amount of time between the extraction of your teeth and putting in your new dentures. For conventional dentures, you will wait 8 to 12 weeks after removal of your teeth before you put in your new dentures. By comparison, you would put your immediate dentures in immediately after having your teeth extracted.