Overview of Dentures in Mexico
Tooth loss can be caused by decay, injury to the teeth and jaw or disease. The easiest and most affordable solution to replace missing teeth is dentures. Dentures in Mexico not only replace missing teeth, but they also protect the remaining ones.
Types of Dentures
Complete or full dentures – when all the teeth are missing
Full dentures can be conventional or immediate and there are made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed. A conventional denture can be placed about 8-12 weeks after the teeth have been removed. Immediate dentures are made in advance and they can be placed immediately after the teeth have been removed. This way the patient will not have to stay without teeth during the healing period.
Partial or over-denture – when only a few teeth are missing
A removable partial denture or bridge usually consists of replacement teeth that are attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base. This base is sometimes connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. A fixed bridge can replace one or more teeth by placing crowns on the teeth on either side of the space and attaching artificial teeth to them. A partial denture fills in the spaces created by missing teeth and it also prevents other teeth from changing position.