Over time, teeth may decay, break, become infected, fall out, or may be damaged beyond repair. In this case, teeth need to be removed and you may opt for dentures. Dentures are a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue.
There are two types of dentures: “conventional” and “immediate”. A conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth around 8-12 weeks after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal. Immediate dentures are made in advance and can be placed immediately following the removal of the teeth.
Dentures are designed to closely resemble your natural teeth so there shouldn’t be too much of a difference. In fact, dentures will even improve your smile and can fill out your facial appearance!
Eating with dentures may take some getting used to. We recommend that you eat only soft foods for a few weeks to start. Cutting food into small pieces also helps!
Most insurance companies cover at least some of the cost of dentures. However, contact your service provider for a more detailed explanation of coverage.
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