If you’ve lost some, or all, of your natural teeth, dentures can replace your missing teeth and your smile. Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Without support from the denture, facial muscles sag, making a person look older. There are various types of dentures.
- Removable Partial Dentures
A partial denture is a removable dental appliance that replaces multiple missing teeth. It can be attached to the teeth with clasps (clasp or conventional partial) or it can be attached to the teeth with crowns with precision attachments (hidden clasps). Both types have a metal framework and plastic teeth and gum areas.
- Fixed Partial and Complete Dentures
If you’re tired of your current dentures moving around in your mouth, and think denture adhesive is bothersome, a denture replacement solution may be right for you.
A fixed denture replacement solution consists of a dental implant bridge (sometimes called permanent dentures) that is supported by four or more dental implants. By using dental implants to secure the permanent dentures, the need for denture adhesive is a thing of the past.
Because the dental implants function like the natural roots, the permanent dentures will feel very much like your natural teeth did.
- Removable Complete Dentures
Complete dentures are full-mouth teeth replacements designed for edentulous people. Complete dentures help people who have lost all their teeth due to trauma or poor oral hygiene, giving them better chewing abilities in addition to a more appealing appearance.
Many patients experience difficulty wearing conventional dentures because of poor stability and decreased chewing function. The use of dental implants to improve the stability and retention of dentures is becoming very popular.