Dentures are artificially made replacements for lost teeth, and the wearer can remove and clean them occasionally. They are numerous types of dentures available in the market, and you have the freedom to select from the following options:
An oral surgeon uses dental implants to give sturdy support to the overlying dentures. The dentures can easily slip onto the implants allowing you to remove them while sleeping or cleaning conveniently. Most of these dentures are placed on the lower jaws as the dentures don’t have sufficient support there.
The installing process of the implant-supported dentures is safe, and the wearer needs to visit the dentist for replacement of worn-out parts occasionally.
Partial dentures are used when you still have some natural teeth on your upper or lower jaw. The dentist attaches a pink-colored base tightly connected to a metal piece to hold the denture in perfect positioning. The dentures are made from an acrylic material which is safe to your body.
The dentures main role is to give support to your remaining natural teeth and preventing them from moving. The best thing about these teeth is that they are removable, and you can clean them or take them out occasionally.
Complete dentures replace all your teeth. The dentures sit on top of your gums and are not anchored to existing teeth. The installation process is done after 8-12 weeks after the removal or extraction of your natural teeth.
They are made from expensive teeth and give you a more natural look; they have a close resemblance to the natural teeth. The denture is customized according to your taste and preference and gives you a natural smile.
They are the sturdiest type of dentures and give you perfect stability. They are held into the jaw by implants, or the dentist can opt to anchor them to the existing teeth. They also have locator attachments that are embedded at the side of the denture.
The teeth are removable and are useful if you don’t have any natural teeth, but you have a sturdy bone tissue that supports the implant.
The immediate dentures are placed on the same day after the extraction of the teeth. However, they are major considerations that the dentist needs to investigate before opting for this type of dentures.
An overdenture is held in position by the dental implants. The denture sits on top of the gums and can be placed on either the upper or lower jaw. The overdenture is removable, making it convenient for the patient to remove for cleaning purposes.
They are also referred to as generic dentures, which mean they are not customized to fit securely or comfortably in your mouth. The dentures look fake and are the most cost-effective to install. Denture adhesive is necessary for the dentures to fit securely in the teeth.
You can select from various dentures available in the market, depending on the one which is right for you.