The Different Types of Dentures

The Different Types of Dentures

The Different Types of Dentures

Thinking you need to get dentures to solve your missing teeth problem? Many people who are missing multiple teeth are interested in getting dentures because they are self-conscious about the way they look when they smile. Dentures will indeed fill in their empty gaps and accordingly make for a nice smile. But, replacing missing teeth is also important for a healthy mouth. A mouth can only be considered healthy when it has a full set of teeth.

Ready to learn more about the different types of dentures available nowadays?

About choosing dentures

Wondering how to choose dentures that will easily blend in with your particular lifestyle? Your first step is understanding all of the different types of dentures available these days for you to choose from. Then you need to determine the types of dentures that meet your dental requirements, keeping in mind that making a dental appointment for advice is ideal. There are both removable and permanent dentures available and understanding the differences will help you in your decision.

There are also different type of denture materials for you to choose from, with some materials being more comfortable than others. You can even choose the color of the gums, the color of the teeth, the size of the teeth and the shape of the teeth.

The bottom line is that there are a lot of considerations to contemplate when choosing new dentures. This gives you the ability to choose dentures that allow for proper mouth functioning as well as allow you to feel super confident in the way you look when you smile.

The different types of dentures

The following is a list of the different types of dentures available for people who are missing teeth and want to improve their oral health. Since it takes many weeks to make dentures, immediate dentures are a type of denture that is temporarily worn until someone's permanent dentures have been made and received.

Traditional dentures

Traditional dentures are also called full dentures and conventional dentures. This denture choice is for those who are missing all of their teeth. A full set of traditional dentures is one that completely replaces the upper and lower arch.

Partial dentures

Partial dentures are similar to traditional dentures, except that they are made for patients who are missing many or most of their teeth.

Custom-made dentures

Custom-made dentures are an option for patients who want their dentures designed in a specific way. They are a choice when patients want a more natural-looking smile. This denture choice allows them to make specific choices to the way the dentures are designed.

Implant-supported dentures

Implant-supported dentures are dentures that are held in place using dental implants. Between four and eight implants are needed to securely hold this denture choice in place, which requires one to undergo a surgical process.

Are dentures in your near future?

Have you decided that you need dentures to improve your oral health? Great! If you already know what type of dentures you need by reading the above information, then we invite you to contact us now for an appointment. Thus, you can be on your way to having a healthy mouth once again.

If you are not sure which type of dentures are ideal for your particular situation, then you can make a consultation appointment with one of our experienced dentists for their professional advice.

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