There are three different types of Dentures:
A Partial Denture replaces teeth that have been lost and is usually retained by a clasp or clasps around your remaining natural teeth. They can be made to match your existing teeth and are made from either an acrylic or metal base.
Full Dentures are used where you have lost all of your natural teeth in either the upper or lower jaws or both. Full dentures can be made to look very natural and can help support the tissues of your face producing a more youthful appearance.
Implant Supported Dentures can be either partial or full dentures and are retained by dental implants that are placed within the jaw. These dentures can be much more stable than conventional dentures and allow the wearer to more enjoy eating foods such as raw vegetables and steak.
Why would I choose them?
If they are not replaced, missing teeth can change the shape of your face, making you look older than you really are. However, with the support given by your new set of teeth, you will retain a more youthful appearance and be able to enjoy your food and speak with as much ease as when you had your natural teeth. As a result, your confidence may improve and your ability to enjoy the company of others may increase too.
Are dentures for me?
More natural-looking and more comfortable than ever, today’s Dentures are a great solution for patients who for whatever reason do not suit implants or a bridge to replace lost teeth.
If most or all of your teeth are missing, a full denture may be for you. On the other hand, we may recommend a partial denture for those who still have some natural teeth remaining.
This can be a great option at any age, and there are not the same kind of limitations with health and bone density that some patients may experience with other solutions such as implants.
Dentures are also one of the more cost-effective solutions for replacing missing teeth. If you have health insurance, your provider may help you with the cost of dentures, so don’t forget to check first.
Call us for a confidential chat about how dentures could impact your life for the better.