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Do Your Dentures Need to Change After Having Teeth Extracted?

Posted on 8/10/2018 by Dr. Michael Drone
Do Your Dentures Need to Change After Having Teeth Extracted?Many people who opt for dentures are the ones who have lost all teeth on either or both of the jawbones. However, dentures can also be used to replace missing teeth, even when there are still some left in the jawbone.

In such a case, the missing teeth are replaced using partial dentures, allowing you to resume normal functioning of your mouth. But what happens when you lose more teeth? Will your dentures require replacing? Below is a look at what happens to the dentures when more teeth are extracted.

Effects of Further Teeth Loss on Dentures

To understand the effect caused by additional tooth loss, it is important to know how partial dentures work. These dentures are made of a metal frame, which holds the denture base and the artificial tooth/teeth. The dentures are designed according to the existing teeth. And to guarantee that they fit perfectly, the adjoining teeth are slightly reshaped.

It thus goes without saying that any change in the structure of the existing teeth will affect the dentures. One of the drawbacks of having more extracted teeth is that they will make the dentures to become unstable.

On top of that, it leads to bone loss, which can even be accelerated due to the pressure exerted by the partial dentures on the gums of the missing teeth. The end result of this is an even more unstable denture.

What to Do After More Teeth Loss?

So, what happens when additional teeth are extracted after getting dentures? There are a number of solutions that are available, with the simplest one being the addition of a new artificial tooth/teeth to replace the missing ones.

However, the dentures might still be slightly unstable (compared to the original design), especially if several more teeth are extracted. In such a case, a complete replacement of the denture might be needed in order to guarantee a perfect fit.

Afraid of Losing More Teeth? Get in Touch with Us

Losing more teeth when you are already wearing dentures can be frightening. However, do not be afraid as we are here to help. If you think you are at risk of losing more teeth, get in touch with us today.

Michael Drone Dentistry & Prosthodontics
809 Wall Street
Valparaiso, IN 46383
PH: (219) 250-1163
Northwest Indiana
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