There are many reasons why people choose full dentures over other types of devices such as dental implants. The first obvious reason would be the cost involved. Implants are much more expensive, and, sometimes, the patient simply just cannot afford them. Then there is the fact that many patients do not want to be inconvenienced with having to have the rods installed and then wait for that area to heal before the implant can be attached and the down time that might be associated with these types of procedures. Of course, some people are just in fear of invasive procedures altogether. In these cases, full dentures seem to trump the other types of replacements.
Of course, a dental professional will explain that implants can stop the bone from receding because of the missing tooth root and that they will also stop adjacent teeth from shifting. However, in the case of the need for full dentures, all of the teeth have been extracted so shifting is a moot point.
This process begins with the dentist making a replica of the patient’s mouth through materials that form a mold. This mold is then removed and sent off to whichever lab that the dentist works with to perform these types of procedures. The laboratory will then create the full dentures from the mold and measurements that were sent to them via the dentist’s office. Once they have completed them, they will ship them back to the dentist. The patient will then attend another appointment for the fitting. The fit will be calculated by placing them and making sure there are no gaps or problems. Should a problem be found, they will be sent back for readjustment.