If you have lost most or even all of your teeth, you don’t have to live with gaps in your mouth. If you are someone who either can’t or doesn’t want to go the implant route for whatever reason, there’s still a viable option for you. Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth that can be taken out and put back into your mouth. While you might take some time to get used to it, modern dentures are more comfortable and natural-looking than ever before.
Types of Dentures
When it comes to dentures, there are multiple options available for all types of situations.
Conventional Full Denture – These are used to replace a full mouth of missing teeth. If you have any remaining teeth, your dentist will remove them. Healing may take several months, during which time you are without teeth.
Immediate/Temporary Full Dentures – These are used to fill your mouth until your conventional dentures are ready to be placed.
Overdenture/Implant-Supported Dentures – These dentures are not removable. They 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 – These are used to fill in the gaps with existing 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.