Dental advancements over the few years has made easier to replace a missing teeth. The best part is that there is an availability of multiple options that can be customized to suit the patient’s needs. Dentures emerge as an ultimate solution to replace lost teeth and gift you with an attractive smile. There are different types of dentures available, but finding out the right one for yourself is equally important to maintain a great oral health. Let us introduce you to the different types of dentures that are available nowadays:
Immediate dentures are placed on the same day when the teeth are removed or extracted. They are worn temporarily and make it possible to smile, talk and chew normally at that point of time.
Custom dentures offer a more natural looking smile. The denture is customized according to your needs, so you will have a natural smile that suits your needs.
Implant-supported dentures are attached to implants in the jawbone and extend outwards from the gums. Dentists surgically fits these implants in one or two visit. Implant-supported dentures are quite stable than other types of dentures especially in the lower jaw. Their placement is usually at the front of jaw. This type of denture provides extra strength, support that allows it to stay securely in place.
Stability is the USP of snap-in dentures. They are positioned securely in place with the help of dental implants. Their uniqueness lies in the locator attachments that are embedded within the tissue side of the denture. They are used by patients who do not have a teeth but have enough bone to support an implant.
Partial dentures fill the gap when only a few teeth are missing. They can be attached to the natural teeth in multiple ways, the most common one is using metal clasps that grip natural teeth. Partial dentures can also be attached to the crowns on natural teeth. Crowns improve the fit of partial dentures.
Finding the right fit for yourself
Other than just considering the cost factor, it is important to emphasize on the functionality of each type of denture. The ease in speaking, eating, comfort and fit varies for each denture. Custom denture require some practice for eating and speaking before one becomes accustomed to using it.
It is advisable to start with eating soft food first. Patients may also find difficulty in speaking, but it improves later with time. Patients are recommended to wear dentures overnight to identify the areas of mouth that are most irritated. Taking care of dentures is another important factor to maintain its durability in the long run.
If you still have doubts, you can schedule an appointment today with our dentists who can help you decide which type of denture is best for you.