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Dentures

Dentures (also known as false teeth) are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth, and are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Conventional dentures are removable (removable partial denture or complete denture).

What happens when you get dentures?

Those who are wearing dentures for the first time will find them to be a bit obtrusive. It likely feels as though the mouth is full. There could even be minor soreness, an increase in saliva and some irritation. However, it will not take long to adjust to the dentures.

How painful is getting dentures?

How much pain is involved with getting dentures? When you're first fitted for new dentures, it's normal to experience minor irritation, which should fade as your mouth becomes accustomed to them. The period of pain varies. If you've previously worn dentures and now have a new set it may take longer.

What type of dentures are the best?

In terms of stability, snap-in dentures are the best. These dentures securely snap into place with the aid of anchors on existing teeth or dental implants. These dentures are suitable for a patient without any teeth, but who has enough bone tissue to support an implant.

Are dentures better than implants?

Dental implants may provide a preferable comfort level and better chewing than dentures. However, a 2019 study found that people who had implant-supported overdentures — a hybrid of dentures and implants — reported more satisfaction with the comfort and chewing efficiency compared to having conventional dentures.