What type of dentures are the best?

What are dentures?

Dentures are removable or permanent false teeth that replace missing natural teeth. There are different types of dentures available depending on the type of dental prosthesis. Dentures have many benefits, including improving speech, self-confidence and eating capabilities.

4 main types of dentures

A complete denture is a full set of artificial teeth that covers the upper or lower jaws or both. Complete dentures are used if all of the teeth have been lost. These artificial teeth are attached to a plate that sits against your gums. They can be made from either metal or acrylic that matches the colour of your gums.

A partial denture is a prosthetic device that replaces missing teeth. Partial dentures are used if you still have some healthy teeth available. It consists of two parts: a framework that fits over the remaining teeth and a replacement tooth that snaps into place. These clips may be visible but can be made of tooth-coloured material.

Removable dentures are the traditional model. These dentures are non-invasive and restore all missing teeth with one device, they are easy to clean and usually inexpensive. However, can easily slip out of place. They typically last about five years.

Flexible dentures are made of flexible but highly durable translucent resin that matches your gum colour. They are a popular alternative to traditional dentures. These dentures are lightweight, easy and comfortable to wear and can last up to eight years.

Alternatives to dentures 

Permanent Implants are fixed false teeth that are placed directly into the jawbone with a titanium post for stability before a false tooth is placed on top of it. These implants are significantly more expensive than traditional dentures but are completely permanent.

Veneers are a thin layer of porcelain placed over the front of your teeth. They can help improve the appearance of existing teeth, but they can’t replace missing teeth.

Bridges are made of fake teeth held in place by a dental crown cemented by neighbouring teeth.

The first step in getting dentures is to visit a dentist. Your dentist will take X-rays of your mouth and determine whether you need dentures. If you do need them, your dentist will recommend the type of dentures that are right for you. 

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