Different Types of Dentures: Which One Is Right for You?
A confident smile is a reflection of both aesthetics and functionality and when natural teeth are lost, dentures step in to bridge the gap. These prosthetic devices are designed to replace missing teeth, enhancing both appearance and oral functionality. These prosthetic devices not only restore the appearance of a complete smile but also empower individuals to enjoy their favorite foods and engage in social interactions with ease. At Dental Design Studio, our experienced and dedicated dentists are committed to providing you with the best dentures that perfectly match your unique needs and preferences. We understand that dentures play a significant role in your appearance, comfort, and overall quality of life. From complete dentures that replace all teeth to partial dentures that fill in gaps, the world of dentures offers a range of solutions to address unique dental situations. Today’s blog discusses the world of dentures, exploring the different types and how they can transform your smile and quality of life.
Complete dentures, also known as full dentures, are a suitable option when all the teeth in an arch (upper or lower) are missing. An acrylic base with gum-colored artificial teeth is typical of a complete denture. With these dentures, your mouth will be precisely fitted, providing a natural appearance and restoring your ability to speak, chew, and smile confidently.
Generally speaking, partial dentures are recommended when only a few teeth are missing in an arch. They are designed to fill in the gaps while allowing your remaining natural teeth to remain in place. Partial dentures can be removable or fixed (supported by porcelain crowns or dental implants). They are crafted to blend seamlessly with your existing teeth, ensuring a harmonious smile.
Compared to traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures offer enhanced stability and functionality. A titanium implant is surgically implanted into the jawbone, and the dentures are securely attached to these tooth implants for more stability. It prevents slippage and provides a stronger bite force, allowing you to enjoy a wider range of foods with confidence.
Basically, overdentures combine the benefits of dental implants and traditional dentures. In this type of restoration, a few dental implants are strategically placed to anchor the denture. Overdentures provide improved stability, comfort, and support with ease of cleaning and maintenance, which is an amazing feature.
Right after tooth extraction, immediate dentures are crafted in advance and can be placed. It lets you leave the dental office with a complete smile on the same day as your extractions. While immediate dentures offer immediate aesthetics and functionality, they may require proper adjustments as your gums heal and shrink over time.
Reline dentures, also known as soft dentures, are a type of denture that uses a pliable material for the part of the denture that rests against the gums. This material is more flexible and comfortable, making the dentures gentler on sensitive gum tissues.
Consulting with your dentist is essential to determine which type of dentures aligns with your needs and lifestyle.