If you’ve lost all or most of your teeth, you can achieve a complete smile again – all you need is a denture! Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth that can be taken out and put back into your mouth. While they might take some time to get used to, modern dentures are more comfortable and natural-looking than ever before.
There are multiple types of dentures. Some of the most common and effective types of dentures include:
Conventional Full Denture – A conventional full denture is placed in your mouth after any remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed. Healing may take several months, during which time you are without teeth
Immediate/Temporary Full Dentures – This type of denture is inserted immediately after your teeth are removed. While immediate dentures offer the benefit of never having to be without your teeth, they must be relined several months after being inserted because the bone supporting the teeth reshapes as it heals, causing the denture to become loose. After you are completely healed, a conventional full denture will then be fabricated at an additional cost.
Overdenture/Implant-Supported Dentures – While a regular denture rests on your gums, implant-supported dentures, also known as overdentures, are supported by and attached to dental implants. This type of denture is the perfect option for anyone who doesn’t have any teeth left in their jaw but still has enough jaw bone to support dental implants.
Partial Denture – This denture rests on a metal framework that attaches to your natural teeth. Sometimes crowns are placed on some of your natural teeth and serve as anchors for the denture. Partial dentures offer a removable alternative to bridges.
Metal-Free Flexible Partial Denture – This is the latest breakthrough in the world of dentures. Unlike other types of dentures, metal-free flexible partial dentures don’t contain any metal clasps. Instead, they have invisible clasps and are more lightweight, aesthetic, biocompatible, and affordable than any other denture type.
Are you thinking about restoring your smile with dentures? Then, Fine Arts Dentistry in Matthews is the answer! We will bring that confidence back into your smile with the best dentures. Just sit back and relax. The next time you know it, you have a full and beautiful smile again.