Think About Getting a Full Set of Dentures
If your teeth are in such bad shape that they can't be repaired, your dentist will talk to you about your options. One option you have is to get full dentures. Getting dentures is a process that is going to take some time, because there is healing time that has to be factored into the process. So, what is the process to getting your dentures?
Once you have made the decision to get dentures, your dentist is going to have to make a mold of your mouth. The reason to make a mold at this stage is because the mold will show how your teeth fit in your mouth, and how your mouth is shaped by your teeth. Your dentist is going to need to know these things because when your dentures are made, you want them to look as natural as possible. Having a mold made while you still have some teeth can help with that.
Once your doctor has a mold made out of your teeth, it's going to be time to extract your teeth. You and your dentist may have decided that you should have them all extracted at the same time. If you are going to do that, you may decide that you want to be under sedation, depending on how many teeth you have left. If you do go under sedation, you will need to make sure that you have someone to drive you home because you will not be safe to drive. If you decide to have your teeth extracted in several sessions, you may not need to be completely sedated to do it.
After you have had all your teeth extracted, you need to have some healing time. Your mouth is going to be inflamed and tender for several weeks. You and your dentist may decide you should get your dentures immediately after having them extracted, but the problem with that is that your dentures will stop fitting well sooner, so you should make sure that you talk to your dentist about all your options. After your healing time, you can get your dentures and get back to having a full mouth of teeth.
If you have teeth that aren't in good shape, your only option may be to go with full dentures. Talk to your dentist to see if starting full denture treatment is the right choice for you.