An plate is an "emergency", good to use if a tooth is suddenly missing, but not for the long term. It does damage to the rest of your teeth.
Is the treatment painful?
In general, the treatment is not painful. Sometimes something is cut off from the neighboring elements. If this is necessary, it is very superficial.
How often do I have to come to the practice?
Twice. The first session for making the prints, fixing the bite by means of a wash bite and determining the color. The second seat to place the plate and possibly make minor corrections.
What inconveniences can I expect during treatment?
The inconvenience of eating, many people experience this as oppressive. It helps to close your throat by saying the letter "K". You can simply breathe through your nose and you don't have to swallow.
Prints are made of your upper teeth and your lower teeth, and a wash bite and color is determined. You can usually come back the next day and the picture is ready. It will then be adjusted and if necessary the dentist will make small corrections.
Which additional objections can I expect?
If you have never had a picture or other prosthesis in your mouth, you will have to get used to it. The talking is going bad, you are hissing, you don't have much taste anymore. All these inconveniences disappear fairly quickly, especially when you practice. Reading the newspaper out loud is a good tool.
A picture is reasonably "invisible" between your other teeth. It remains a rather inconvenient thing, but it works well as a temporary solution.
Alternatives and pros and cons
Attaching an artificial tooth between the neighboring elements with composite, or a composite etching bridge can be a great emergency solution, depending on the size of the hole. The advantage is that both are ready in one session and have no cover on the palate.