You’ve made the decision to take care of your dental health and spring for dentures. Great! Replacing teeth with dentures can improve your smile, chewing, speech, and self confidence. All dentures are removable replacements for teeth, but did you know there are different types of dentures available? Keep reading to learn more about the four main types of dentures and what they could mean for you.
You can get Full Dentures when you have no remaining teeth. If you only have a few teeth remaining that are damaged, or of no use, your dentist will extract those to make room for your new full dentures. Typically, there is a wait time for full dentures to be made, but The Dental Care Center now provides “Same-Day Dentures” so that we can have you smiling sooner.
Temporary Dentures are used while some areas of the mouth heal, typically following some dental work. If you need extensive extractions, you will likely be fitted with temporary dentures so that you can still smile and eat solid foods, but they won’t fit like your custom full dentures and are only a temporary placeholder for them. As your mouth heals, the temporary dentures will no longer fit properly. You will then be fit for your custom set.
Partial Dentures are used when there are large gaps in the teeth, but there are still some natural teeth remaining. They attach by using a metal framework or other attachments. A crown may also be fit over an existing natural tooth to aid in placement. Partial dentures replace teeth for improved chewing and speech skills, but they also prevent your natural teeth from migrating due to the space left by missing teeth. Our “Same-Day Dentures” service also applies to partial dentures.
Custom Replacement Dentures are for those who already have dentures, but are looking for a better appearance and improved fit. Many people find that, over time, their dentures may not fit quite as well or their teeth don’t have the desired appearance. If that’s the case, getting new replacement dentures could help you.
The Dental Care Center will be with you every step of the way from the exam to the final fit. We want your smile to be everything you’d hoped it would be!
No matter what type of dentures are right for you, it may take some time to get used to the new fit and feel. Plus, you’ll want to be sure to take good care of them. Check out this post for some Denture Do’s and Don’ts.
Are you ready to take the plunge and have a healthy, confident smile again? Contact us today to schedule an appointment!