If you’re missing teeth, dentures might be the perfect option to restore your smile. A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. There are multiple considerations when it comes to dentures, so it’s important to consult with your dentist to determine which type is right for you. Keep reading to learn more achieving your dream smile with dentures.
Various Denture Options – Dr. Claudio Miro
There are three main types of dentures. Which type of denture is right for you depends on your specific needs.
Types of dentures:
- Conventional full denture.
- Immediate full denture.
- Partial denture.
Restore Your Smile with Dentures – Dr. Claudio Miro
Dentures have many more advantages than just replacing missing teeth and restoring your smile.
Benefits of dentures:
- Keeps facial muscles from sagging.
- Helps your ability to eat and speak.
- Increases your confidence about your smile.
Dentures are more natural looking and comfortable than ever!
With dentures, a flesh-colored acrylic base fits over your gums. The base of the upper denture covers the palate (the roof of your mouth), and the lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to accommodate your tongue. Your specific dentures are custom-made from impressions taken of your mouth. Your dentist will help you choose with type of denture is perfect for your specific needs. We explained each kind of denture in the tabs below.
A conventional full denture is placed in your mouth following the removal of any remaining teeth and the healing of the surrounding tissues. Healing typically takes about 8 to 12 weeks, during which you are without teeth.
An immediate full denture is made in advanced and placed as soon as the remaining teeth are removed. As a result, you do not have to be without teeth during the healing period. However, immediate dentures do require more future adjustments.
A partial denture rests on a metal framework that attaches to your natural teeth. Crowns are occasionally placed on your natural teeth to function as anchors for the denture. Partial dentures are a removable alternative to bridges.
Denture Tip #1
Brush your dentures every day to remove food deposits, plaque, and stains. You can also use an ultrasonic cleaner to care for your dentures, but it doesn’t replace brushing.
Denture Tip #2
Keep your denture in water or a denture soaking solution when you are not wearing it in order to keep in from drying out and losing its shape.
Denture Tip #3
Make sure to visit your dentist if your denture breaks, cracks, chips, or become loose. Don’t risk damaging them from beyond repair by trying to fix them yourself.