Dentures Near You
Dentures are custom-designed to replicate your natural teeth and their functions. When dentures are used to replace missing teeth, they not only improve the appearance of your smile, but they also maintain the structure of your mouth. Our dental office provides two types of dentures, complete dentures and partial. We will discuss the difference between these two removable prosthetic devices below.
They are most often what we refer to as “false teeth” and are also known as “full dentures”. As the name implies, complete dentures are fabricated when all of your teeth are missing. This device is removable and is held in place by suction. There are two types of complete dentures, these include immediate dentures and conventional dentures.
What is an Immediate Denture?
As the name suggests, an immediate denture is affixed right after your teeth are extracted. Immediate dentures are made ahead of time, based on measurements and models of your jaws. This benefit of an immediate denture is that it prevents you from having to be toothless during the healing period.
What is a Conventional Denture?
Conventional dentures are created and placed into your mouth following tooth extraction. Your gums and jaws must heal before your dentist inserts them.
They are also referred to as “removable partial denture prostheses” or “partials” and maybe an option when you have some teeth still remaining. If your nearby teeth lack the strength to hold a bridge, your dentist may recommend partial dentures. They consist of one or several replacement teeth and are anchored in place by clasps.
Caring for Your Dentures
Whether you have complete or partial dentures, they require daily cleaning just like your natural teeth. To clean your dentures, you can use a regular soft-bristle toothbrush and a denture cleaner (your dentist can provide specific product recommendations). Dentures should always be removed and soaked overnight to allow your mouth to rest. Caring for your dentures will prevent dental problems in the future and ensure your device is in optimal condition.
Schedule an appointment today, to learn if you qualify for dentures.