The loss of teeth could be due to trauma or other dental problems. Once the teeth have been lost, the bone will no longer be stimulated by the teeth roots and will begin to resorb due to disuse.
This is similar to the loss of muscle due to diminished use. As much as 40% of the bone mass could be lost in the first 6 months.
With your first denture, you learned the basics - from eating and speaking with it to simply wearing it. While there will be a period of adjustment with a replacement denture, it is usually shorter - and easier - than the first time. Regardless, it's important that you do it.
Prolonged use of ill-fitting dentures can irritate the gums, tongue and cheek, and even cause the ridges of your mouth to shrink excessively. Your ability to chew may decrease and your face may acquire deep aging lines and wrinkles. When you look at the big picture, the temporary adjustment period is a small price to pay.
Everyone is different with their denture needs, we are happy to provide an approximate quotation prior to your complimentary consultation. Upon your consultation with Blair, a firm price will be provided for you.
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