Are you ready to eat and to speak easier? Missing teeth can make these simple actions difficult or painful. Dentures help alleviate these problems by replacing any or all missing teeth. Which dentures are right for you?
Full dentures are false teeth that replace all missing teeth on the lower and/or upper arch of the mouth. There are many types of full dentures, including those that are removable or permanently secured and therefore non-removable.
Ideal for: someone who has many missing or unhealthy teeth and can benefit from a complete upper and/or lower set of dentures.
Partial dentures fill in the spaces left by missing teeth between permanent teeth. These dentures keep the natural, permanent teeth from shifting out of place and causing future problems. Partial dentures typically clasp to the natural teeth. They can also be connected to implants if there are not any natural, healthy teeth in the correct place.
Ideal for: someone who has a one or a few essential teeth missing or is at risk of natural teeth shifting into a gap because of a missing tooth.
Custom dentures can be full or partial denture settings, but they are made with a more natural-looking tooth (that is also more expensive). It is created exactly for your smile and will look quite natural.
Ideal for: someone who medically needs dentures but isn’t ready for the world to know.
Implant-supported dentures are partial or full dentures that are held in the mouth by a permanent tooth implant. The implant keeps the dentures in place by acting as a strong and secure foundation. Implants look natural and last long.
Ideal for: someone who wants permanent dentures and a natural looking smile.
As a partial or full denture, the snap-in denture is a type that is held in the mouth by an implant or an anchor. Implants are used for full dentures, while anchors are connected to existing teeth and support partial dentures. Snap-in dentures use locator attachments in the tissue of the denture to keep the connection strong and stable. They are removable.
Ideal for: someone who may not have any teeth but has strong bone that can hold the implant. People who seek snap-in dentures like the benefits of removing dentures but like the stability the implants or anchors provide while the dentures are in place.
Overdentures are a removable denture that sits on top of the gums. They are secured by dental implants. Depending on a patient’s needs, overdentures can be applied on the upper or lower jaw.
Ideal for: someone who wants a removable denture that is comfortable.
Economy dentures are an effective type of denture that is also affordable. It is typically a generic brand of denture, which means they won’t be customly fit for each patient’s mouth and may be less secure. However, with a good brand of denture adhesive, it is a tighter and more comfortable fit.
Ideal for: someone in medical need of dentures but can’t stomach the cost of custom dentures.
Schedule an appointment at Mesquite Dental & Implant Center for a personal consultation about which dentures may be best for you and your lifestyle.