Dentures are a popular solution for tooth loss. Whether it’s a few teeth or all your teeth that need to be replaced, there is a denture for every need. Below, we will cover 7 types of dentures and how they are worn.
1. Complete (Full) Dentures
Complete dentures replace all your teeth. They rest on your gums and are removable. Typically, they are taken out every night for cleaning.
2. Partial Dentures
A common denture option is partial dentures. This occurs when you still have some of your natural teeth but need dentures to replace the missing ones. There are two types of partial dentures:
Removable partial dentures clip onto the natural teeth with built-in clasps. They can be taken out every day and cleaned.
- Fixed Bridge
For a more permanent partial, a fixed bridge connects to the remaining teeth on either side. They cannot be removed unless your dentist takes them out.
3. Immediate (Same Day) Dentures
Immediate dentures are temporary ones that you get the same day as you get your teeth removed. They are ready to wear right away and will last while your dentist is making your new dentures.
Overdentures sit on the gums and are held on with a dental adhesive. Each night, they need to be removed and cleaned. Overdentures are a common type of complete dentures.
5. Economy Dentures
Known as the cost-effective form of dentures, economy dentures aren’t made to fit your mouth. As a result, they’re not as comfortable or as natural-looking.
6. Custom Dentures
Custom dentures look like regular teeth and are designed specifically for your mouth. They have a much more comfortable fit and can be worth the investment for many people.
7. Dental Implants
If you need a dental implant, your dentist will insert a metal post into your jawbone. It can support a false tooth, fixed bridge partial dentures, or a full set of dentures. The post eventually becomes part of your jaw.
Whether you get complete dentures to replace all your teeth or partials, you can have them custom-made for your mouth. Choose between permanent or removable according to your lifestyle. After looking at 7 types of dentures, now you have the information you need to begin researching which will be best for you.
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Content found on this blog is intended for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please speak with a professional if you have concerns about your oral health.