Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile.
When you lose all your teeth whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury facial muscles can sag, making you look older. Dentures can help fill out the appearance of your face and profile. They can be made to resemble your natural teeth and improve the look of your smile.
Types of Dentures
Conventional denture is made after all your teeth have been extracted and the gums are healed.
Immediate denture is inserted immediately after the teeth are removed. Your dentist takes measurements and makes models of your jaw during prior visits. Immediate dentures offer the benefit of never having to be without your teeth, they must be relined several months after your bone supporting the teeth reshapes as it heals, causing the denture to become loose.
This denture is a type of over-denture that is supported by, and attached to, implants. A regular denture rests on the gums, and is not supported by implants. An implant supported denture is used when a person doesn’t have any teeth in the jaw, but has enough bone in the jaw to support implant. These dentures have special attachments that snap on to attachments on the implants. These Dentures usually are made for the lower jaw because regular dentures end to be less stable there. Usually, a regular denture made to fit an upper jaw is quite stable on its own and doesn’t need the extra support offered by implants. However, you can receive an implant supported denture in either the upper or lower jaw.
A removable partial denture consist of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic with clasps that attached to the adjacent teeth, that holds it in the mouth. Partial denture are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. Not only does a partial denture fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from changing position.