Dentures are removable false teeth that are used to replace missing teeth and improve the mouth’s functionality. Dentures are customized to suit the different needs of the individual.
Some of the common denture types include:
- Full Dentures. These are used when one is missing all the teeth in the upper or lower arch (or both). They are made of flesh-looking acrylic base, which is placed over the gums and supports artificial teeth. Full dentures are customized for each client to ensure comfort and a natural-looking appearance.
- Partial Dentures. These dentures are used when some of the natural teeth are missing. They are made of replacement teeth attached to an acrylic framework, made to look like the rest of the natural teeth. Partial dentures, like full dentures, help with the functionality of the mouth while simultaneously protecting the remaining natural teeth from shifting.
- Implant-Supported Dentures. These dentures are titanium posts inserted surgically into the jawbone and supported by dental implants. These dentures are mostly used for the security and stability of the teeth and to prevent slippage or movement while eating or speaking. They improve the efficiency of mundane activities such as eating or talking.
It is crucial to consult a dentist for advice on the best type of dentures to fit your specific needs. A good dentist will help assess your oral health and advise ways to get a good fit, so you can keep smiling.