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Bad dental health is a much more important medical issue than many people realize. Replacing worn or broken teeth is a medical issue that many people put off until it is absolutely necessary due to pain, discomfort, or the inability to eat a nutritious diet, but the truth about bad dental health is that it can impact the condition of other parts of the body. Decayed teeth are bacteria laden, which is also bacteria that can find its way into the body along with what we eat. Swollen gums are also an indicator of infection between the gums and facial bones that must be eliminated as well before replacement teeth can be manufactured. Good oral health is essentially the first step in good overall health, especially regarding the circulatory system and other organs. Full dentures are often the best remedy to repair this medical condition for individuals who have lost their permanent teeth, suffer from gum disease, or have historically worn a partial plate. Partial dentures can work well for a significant amount of time, but most users will eventually opt for a full denture set in the future.
Full dentures do more than just restore a healthy smile. They also allow individuals to eat better because the ability to chew properly returns practically as soon as the gums heal following extraction of the decayed teeth. This is rarely an immediate process, but it is well worth the final result after replacements are adjusted for proper fit. Many dentists commonly install weaker temporaries immediately to help train the gum to fit properly after the permanent dentures are fully ready for use. This process is also applied to both the top and bottom sets, so it is not as easy as having teeth pulled and getting an immediate one day dentures replacement.
The first step in fitting a patient for a new set of full dentures is an oral inspection and x-rays of the mouth and neck area. Many individuals suffer from gum disease or bone problems that not only cause pain, but can make crafting a new set of teeth more challenging. Conducting a complete evaluation of potential problems before building replacement dentures means the recipient has a much better chance of success with new teeth because fitting is crucial and each set is unique to the wearer. There are actually several visits involved before the final permanent set is delivered, including professional instructions on how to maintain denture stability and cleanliness.
The cost of a full denture set can vary based on certain factors of the recipient's oral health. The cost of the materials can make a difference as well, but they are relatively similar in cost when all components of the denture are plastic. Sometimes a metallic bridge or tooth can be inserted, which could result in a price variation. Pricing for replacement dentures can be discussed with the clinicians from the very beginning so the client can have the information necessary for financing if necessary. A standard set is usually well under $1000 and often in the $500 range.