Candidates have had a significant number of teeth extracted and wish to replace them in order to restore function and aesthetics to their mouth without the use of dental implants.
Patients only missing a few teeth should reconsider other options, such as a dental bridge or dental implants.
An initial visit to a dentist is usually required in order to have X-rays taken and assess the cost of the overall process. This preliminary exam is necessary to assess your situation. Disclose all medications you are currently taking to your dentist, as certain medications, such as blood thinners, may interfere with the recovery process. Otherwise, continue taking all medications as prescribed by your physician. Creating a set of dentures can include a multi-step process, including: extraction, temporary denture fitting, and final denture fitting.
As a nonsurgical procedure, dentures require little healing. However, adjustment to wearing dentures may be necessary. Denture adhesive creams may be necessary, and re-adjustment to speaking and eating may be in order.
Risks of dentures are low. Possible risks include infection and risks associated with tooth extraction and subsequent healing. However, good denture hygiene is required to avoid long-term bacterial infections.