The Different Types Of Dentures

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At The Dental Lounge, we are experts in cosmetic dentistry, offering full smile makeovers with teeth replacement solutions like dentures. There are many types of dentures available specially made to fit comfortably in your mouth, looking and functioning like natural teeth. 

Who Needs  Dentures?

Anyone with significant tooth loss is a great candidate for dentures. Dentures can be used whether you have lost all of your teeth or just a few. Tooth loss can happen for several reasons, including:

  • Tooth decay
  • Periodontal disease
  • Trauma or injury

Types of Dentures

There are many different types of dentures to choose from, the main ones being: Full, partial, or immediate dentures.

Full Dentures

Full dentures are an artificial set of teeth and gums typically worn by people who need to replace a full row of teeth on the top or bottom jaw, or sometimes both. Custom made to fit comfortably in the mouth, full dentures are usually held in place by suction and/or using special denture adhesive. It is important to note that any remaining teeth must be extracted and the gums must heal before full dentures can be worn.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures (sometimes called bridges) are used when there are enough remaining healthy natural teeth to support them. A partial denture typically consists of replacement teeth on a plastic gum-colored base with a metal framework or clasps that hold the denture in place. Partial dentures are made to match the natural teeth and, when made correctly, should blend seamlessly and be comfortable to wear. 

When there are spaces from missing teeth, partial dentures can help protect the remaining teeth. They fill spaces preventing remaining teeth from shifting and also prevent further damage to the remaining teeth caused by overcompensating for missing teeth. 

Immediate Dentures

For dentures to be worn, often there need to be extractions done. After extractions, the gums need to heal before full or partial dentures can be worn safely. Some people feel embarrassed by a few missing teeth, so losing all of their teeth and having to wait for a replacement can negatively affect their mental health. 

Immediate dentures can be worn right away after the extractions have been done, since they are specially made in advance. They can help reduce inflammation and bleeding after the extractions have been done. 

Those opting for immediate dentures do need to understand they will need to make multiple trips to the dentist to have the dentures adjusted as the gums heal and change shape. 

The Dental Lounge: A Premium Supplier Of Great Quality Dentures

Don’t spend another minute embarrassed of your smile or struggling to function with missing teeth. At The Dental Lounge, we are experts in tooth restoration, offering many restorative options including dentures. 

Whether you are looking for a routine check-up or one of our famous smile makeovers, look no further than The Dental Lounge. Our team of highly trained, empathetic professionals take dentistry and patient care seriously – you could not be in better hands.

If you’re ready for a set of dentures or need help deciding between the different types of dentures, you’re welcome to get in touch with us. Give us a call at (954) 686 5729 or fill out our convenient online form. 

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