A lot of people have one or more missing teeth due to an injury, tooth decay or illness. Missing teeth can make it difficult for you to eat and speak like a normal person. Dentures are the most cost-effective methods to replace missing teeth. But they might not be suitable for your individual situation. Therefore before getting one, it is important that you take a look at the pros and cons of each type of dentures.

The two types of dentures are permanent dentures and temporary partial dentures.

Temporary Dentures:

If you have your teeth removed and need a permanent denture; your dentist will recommend to you get a temporary denture for the time being. Temporary dentures are also called immediate dentures. As you get them immediately after a tooth extraction surgery. You can wear them for probably two to three months after tooth extraction.

Pros:

• Helpful for people with teeth and gum sensitivity since they don’t have to stay with missing teeth during the recovery period.
• Less pressure on remaining teeth when chewing food
• An inexpensive option

Cons:

• Their creation may require several dental visits before surgery
• You can know how will they look upon you after the surgery
• An added cost to permanent dentures

Permanent Dentures:

Permanent dentures consist of a row of artificial teeth connected in a frame and are held in position by dental implants. As the name suggests they offer a permanent replacement to your missing teeth.

Pros:

• They are long-lasting and durable
• You don’t need to remove them for cleaning
• They support facial features and give you a more natural look
• You can eat and speak more comfortably with them as compared to temporary dentures

Cons:

• A costly method
• It involves surgery, therefore, a chance of infections and swelling is present

Both types of dentures have pros and cons, but still, the choice should be made under the supervision of a dentist. Call Spring Cypress Dental on 281-256-3222 and get help from our dental professionals.