First of all, dentures are a type of prosthetic that has been around for a long time. You probably had grandparents, even parents that had them when you were a child or young adult. Often in the past, people had to have all their teeth pulled due to malnutrition. Nowadays, people are choosing to have teeth pulled out of convenience or exhaustion from having had to deal with painful teeth for too many years.
Prosthetic teeth are an immediate alternative when you are forced to have your teeth removed for medical reasons, like genetics or malnutrition. The jaw and gum line can take several months to heal after your teeth are removed. To have a set of teeth to use during this process of healing is necessary. Eventually, you may qualify for more permanent dental implants, though you won't be able to get them until after you have healed.
Dentures are a cheaper alternative to dental implants. If you qualify for dental implants, be prepared. They are a quality way of replacing a tooth that has decayed. However, the implants are not always affordable. If you only had one or two teeth that your dentist is recommending you get implants for, then you should consider it. This is usually your best bet for replacing only a couple of missing teeth. At Sweet Water Dentistry we provide the best in dental care. If you are looking for a Fairhope dentist to take care of your dentures please come see us down by the bay!