Understanding Different Types of Teeth Dentures

Woman smilingTeeth dentures here in South Bend are custom-made dental appliances, which you can use to replace a partial or full set of missing teeth. Dentures should not be left to dry. You can place them in a denture soaking liquid or plain water whenever you are not using them.

Here are some types of dentures you can choose from to restore or enhance your smile.

Full Dentures

Full dentures replace a complete set of teeth. The dentures include acrylic bases for your upper jaw that cover the gum and roof of the mouth. On the lower jaw, the base of the acrylic is horse shaped to avoid interfering with the tongue.

Before getting full dentures, you will need to have your remaining teeth removed. The dentist will provide immediate dentures for 8-12 weeks to keep you comfortable. He or she will take your mouth’s measurements and have the supplier make your dentures.

The dentist will attach them after you have healed. With proper care, full dentures last 5-10 years.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are ideal when you have a few missing teeth. They help keep the remaining teeth from misaligning. They may be fixed to your natural teeth using precision attachments or metal clasps.

Alternatively, they can be set to the crown of your natural teeth. The crowns will enhance the fitting of the dentures.

Fixed Dentures

Fixed dentures include implants, fixed tooth, implant-supported fixed dentures and implant-supported removable dentures. They attach them through a minor surgical procedure. They are however costly compared to other dentures.

Daily removal and cleaning of your dentures will keep them from staining. Cleaning your tongue and gums will help prevent dental problems and lengthen the life of your dentures. You should visit a qualified and experienced dentist to get expert advice on the best type of dentures for you.