What are Dentures, Their Benefits, and Their Types?

What are Dentures, Their Benefits, and Their Types?

Posted by None on Oct 22 2021, 04:25 AM

A denture is an appliance used to restore your lost or extracted teeth. There may be many reasons for losing your teeth, like injury, trauma, poor dental hygiene, and others. Losing teeth not only impacts your aesthetic appearance negatively but also makes it difficult for you to speak or eat your food properly. Dentures provide proper structure and contour to your face and help you carry out all these activities while maintaining the appearance of your smile. 

Benefits of Dentures

  • Dentures help to improve your facial appearance by avoiding the sagging of your mouth. 
  • They resemble the shape, color, and appearance of your natural teeth, thereby avoiding looking artificial. 
  • With dentures, it is convenient to eat food that requires more chewing.
  • Most importantly, dentures restore the aesthetics of your smile and allow you to smile with confidence.

Types of Dentures 

Upon a visit to our dental clinic for this procedure, our dentist will carry out a dental examination to find out the most suitable type of dentures for you. Dentures are primarily of two types – complete and partial. But recently, various other types of dentures, too, have been introduced, and many dentists are recommending them to provide the best solution to their patients' concerns. 

Complete or Full Dentures 

Complete dentures are used on people who have lost all their teeth. It means that these dentures replace all the teeth of your mouth and restore your smile. Such dentures are fitted on the top of your gums. It takes 8-12 weeks for the procedure to be completed. Our dentist starts with extracting your last natural tooth and then restoring your smile using a complete denture. 

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are used when only some of your teeth are removed while others remain in good condition. Instances such as accidents, injury, tooth decay, etc., may bring up the need for partial dentures. These dentures are made using a gum-colored plastic/acrylic base further attached to a metal framework, which provides the necessary strength and structural stability to the prosthesis. Partial dentures are convenient to wear and can be removed whenever you want. Placing partial dentures in the mouth doesn't affect the position of your natural teeth. 

Immediate Dentures 

Immediate dentures are made quickly, and our dentist places them in your mouth right after removing your natural teeth. The wounds from the extracted teeth will be allowed to heal under the dentures.

Implant-Supported Dentures 

Sometimes, our dentist may recommend implant-supported dentures where mini dental implants are used to support the dentures. This arrangement provides superior support to your denture as they sit securely on your implants. This type of denture lasts longer than all the other types. 

Please reach out to our dental practice in Stamford, CT, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Silva. Please call us at (203) 359-2222 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.

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