Types of Dentures Available
By Mark Kedzierski, DDS, PL
August 24, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dentures  

Doctor with Mouth DenturesCould this oral prosthetic be what you’ve been looking for to replace missing teeth?

 

Are you an adult who is missing several or even all of your teeth? If so, you may be trying to figure out the best approach for trying to get your full smile back. Our Melbourne, FL, family dentist Dr. Mark Kedzierski understands how upsetting and embarrassing it can be to have gaps in your smile, which is why we provide a variety of options to help replace your missing teeth. Find out how dentures could give you back your smile in no time.

Simply put, dentures are designed to replace your missing teeth. This oral prosthetic is custom-made and is often removable. While dentures are designed to look like teeth it’s important to understand that they will feel different from real teeth. After all, nothing can truly take the place of a real tooth; however, if you wear your dentures often you will adjust more quickly to them and feel more comfortable speaking and chewing with your new teeth.

What are the different types of dentures?

Full and partial are the two main kinds of dentures from which to choose. As you may be able to tell from the names alone, full dentures are used when you are dealing with complete tooth loss. If you are missing all of your upper or lower teeth (or both) then full dentures could be right for you.

Full dentures are made up of an acrylic, gum-like base that will sit over your natural gum tissue. These dentures are custom-made to ensure that they provide the right fit so that dentures will stay in place by naturally sealing to the gum tissue.

Partial dentures, on the other hand, are used when you still have some natural teeth present. Partial dentures are made up of a metal foundation that then attaches to natural teeth, allowing the false teeth to fill the gaps in your smile. Wearing partial dentures can also prevent teeth from gradually shifting into these open spots in your smile.

What are the benefits of dentures?

Many people choose to get dentures if they want to replace their teeth quickly, they don’t want to undergo surgery and they are looking for an inexpensive way to restore their smile. Patients who aren’t candidates for dental implants due to certain factors can often turn to dentures to get their smiles back. Of course, this is something our Melbourne, FL, dentist will help you determine during your evaluation.

In order to find out the best approach for treating your tooth loss, call our Melbourne, FL, dental office today to schedule a consultation with us. Let us now that you are interested in finding out if dentures are right for you.

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