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Four Main Types of Dentures

Jan 5

Teeth are more than just a necessity for speaking and chewing - they give us the confidence to interact socially, shape our smiles and complete our look. Without them, not only can we struggle with nutrition but also face drastic changes in appearance as facial bones recede due to missing teeth. But no worries because dentures can save the day! 


Dentures can significantly help all of these issues caused by losing teeth. Dentures are prosthetic devices that replace missing teeth, improving the appearance and functionality of your mouth. Depending on what kind of dentures you choose, they can be removable or permanent.


Removable Dentures 


Removable dentures are the most common prosthetics used today, primarily made from acrylic resin. The base fits directly onto the gums, with artificial teeth (porcelain or plastic) attached to it. These dentures can range from a full set to just a few individual teeth as needed for replacement purposes.


Permanent Dentures 


Permanent dentures are more closely associated with dental implants – metal posts surgically placed in the jawbone beneath the gum line – which provide stability for the denture when eating or speaking. 


The implant also helps prevent bone loss in the jaw, ensuring that your face stays firm and youthful. There are several types of permanent dentures, such as overdentures, fixed immediate, and removable partial dentures.


These are the four main types of dentures – removable complete dentures, removable partial dentures, implant-supported overdentures, and fixed immediate dentures. Your dentist will be able to help you decide which type is right for you depending on your needs. 


Whatever choice you make can significantly improve your quality of life by restoring the functionality of your mouth and giving you back a beautiful smile.


The Benefits

  • Confidence building


The first thing people notice about you is your grin. Your confidence suffers without a proper grin, which has an impact on your social life. All of these are compatible with dentures. You can regain your smile with the help of dentures, and in many situations, it will be even better than it was when you had your natural teeth.


  • Teeth restoration expenses can be controlled


Additionally, dentures are easier on your wallet. They can be built to your specifications and come in a variety of types. When all teeth are lost, full dentures can be utilized, and partial dentures can be requested when only parts of the teeth are missing. Because of this, it is highly economical.


  • Enhanced quality of living


The daily tasks of chewing and speaking become challenging when teeth are absent. The fact that talking, chewing, and other seemingly simple tasks require a lot of effort can be upsetting since you take them for granted can also lead to anger. 


You can converse and generally chew with the aid of dentures, which will eliminate little inconveniences from your life and let you adjust to your surroundings more easily.


  • Long-lasting


Removable dentures may last up to five years, while permanent dentures can last much longer with proper care. As a result, it is often more cost-effective in the long run to purchase permanent dentures if you are missing teeth and need replacement teeth. 


In addition, permanent dentures look like real teeth and are more comfortable than other dental prosthetics.


Good oral hygiene routines will help ensure your dentures last as long as possible so that you can keep smiling for years to come!


With the right kind of upkeep and diligent dental health practice, your dentures should provide you with many years of satisfying wear. In addition, regularly cleaning them will help maintain their natural shine and strength, ensuring you get the most out of them.


Seaglass Dental Care is here to help you find the right type of denture and ensure it fits properly. We have a team of experienced professionals that can answer your questions and guide you through the entire process. 


Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you restore your smile!