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Four main types of dentures

Jan 25

Teeth are essential for more than just speaking and chewing food; they also give us the confidence to engage in social interactions, help shape our smiles, and round out our overall appearance. If we lose them, not only will we have difficulty obtaining proper nutrition, but our appearance will also undergo dramatic transformations because the facial bones will have shrunk due to the absence of teeth. Dentures, however, are here to rescue you from your predicament.


All of these problems, which are caused by missing teeth, can be helped significantly by dentures. Dentures are removable prosthetic devices that can replace missing teeth, restoring both the aesthetic and functional appearance of the mouth. Dentures can either be removable or fixed, and this decision will depend on the type of dentures you get.


Immediate Dentures


Immediate dentures are complete dentures you receive from the dentist for immediate wear at the same appointment that the teeth they are replacing are removed. Dentures are worn immediately after the teeth they return have been extracted. Regardless of the type of dentures you have, you will most likely be given immediate dentures, which are temporary replacements that you will have to use until your new dentures are ready.


Partial Dentures


You'll need partial dentures if you're only replacing some of your teeth while still retaining some of your natural teeth. There are two different kinds of removable partial dentures: fixed and removable. Clasps that clip onto the teeth adjacent to removable partial dentures are built into the dentures themselves. No one other than your dentist can remove a fixed bridge partial denture because it is connected in a manner that is more permanent to the teeth that are on either side of the dentures.


Complete Dentures


Complete dentures are removable dental prosthetics that can replace a person's teeth in their upper and lower jaws. Because there won't be any natural teeth for the replacement teeth to anchor to, this particular type of denture will rest on the gums. After an average of two or three months, since the patient received their immediate dentures, these complete dentures will be inserted in their place. Dentures that cover the entire arch can be taken out of the mouth at night to be cleaned and then replaced.


Economy Dentures


Economy dentures are dentures that are generic dentures. Because they are not molded specifically for your mouth, you may find that they cause discomfort. In most cases, they have the appearance of dentures rather than natural teeth. On the other hand, they are an option worth considering for people who are looking for dentures that are more affordable.


Which Dentures Are Right for Me?


Dentures are distinguished from one another primarily by their intended function and the method by which they are secured in the mouth. The number of teeth that need to be replaced and the positions of those teeth will determine the type of dentures that are best suited for you. The manner in which the dentures are secured within your mouth is more of a matter of personal preference.


Certain dentures are intended to be fixed in place in the mouth in a manner that is more permanent and can only be removed by a dental professional. Others are designed to be removed whenever necessary. Dentures that can be removed are the most common type, as they can be cleaned more quickly at home. Have a conversation with your dentist about the brand they recommend you use.


Another thing you'll need to consider is whether or not you'd instead get economy dentures in order to save money or if you'd rather have dentures that are custom-made to fit your mouth and your unique facial structure. Your oral health may benefit from having dentures explicitly made for you because they will look more like natural teeth and be more comfortable.


Seaglass Dental Care is here to assist you in selecting the appropriate denture for your needs and ensuring that it provides the optimal fit. In addition, we have assembled a group of knowledgeable experts who are able to respond to your inquiries and act as your consultants throughout the entire process.


Get in touch with us today to find out more about the ways in which we can assist you in restoring your smile!