Missing teeth not only make you lose your confidence, but they can also affect your normal day-to-day living, such as eating, communicating and more. Plus, it causes physical issues with your remaining teeth moving around the gaps and spaces created by the missing teeth. A denture is a removable solution for lost or extracted teeth.
Various Types of Dentures
Full dentures provide a complete teeth replacement for patients who have lost all their teeth. They sit on top of your gums, instead of like dental bridges that are anchored to existing teeth.
Partial dentures are for patients who have kept some of their natural teeth. They have a pink-coloured base attached to a metal piece to support the denture in your mouth. Partial dentures are convenient and removable, so you can easily take them out when you need to. These dentures also help prevent the other teeth from moving and are made from all-acrylic or acrylic material.
Custom dentures are typically much more expensive, as they look more natural than your typical dentures. The denture is customised according to your original smile, mouth and preferences. However, all dentures are customised in some way in order to sit comfortably in your mouth.
As you can tell by their name, immediate dentures usually get prepared the same day as you get fitted for one. So if you feel uncomfortable with missing teeth after an extraction, you can ask your dentist to make you immediate dentures for temporary use.
Implant-supported dentures are dentures that get anchored on dental implants instead of real teeth. The dental implants provide excellent support for a solid foundation to allow your denture to stay fixed in place. These dentures also look natural and will last a long time, too.
If you’re looking for stability, snap-in dentures are the best choice. These dentures are snapped securely in place with the help of either your existing teeth or dental implants.
The unique thing about them is the locator attachments embedded within the “tissue” part of the denture. The locator attachments snap onto the locator receptors or implants. This means they are convenient and removable. Snap-in dentures are mostly fitted for patients with no teeth but still have enough bone to support an implant.
An overdenture is a removable denture that sits on top of the gums, with dental implants holding them in place.
Economy dentures are sometimes the most cost-effective type of denture. However, they are a generic type that may not fit securely or comfortably in your mouth. Thus, you’ll need denture adhesive to securely insert them into your mouth. They also tend to look very fake.
Keep a Full Bright Smile
Interested in getting dentures? To determine which types of dentures are best for you and the cost of the procedure, it’s important to speak to the professional! Schedule an appointment now with Direct Denture Care to see how they can restore your beautiful smile.