Dentures are custom made teeth and gums that are created to replace missing teeth and restore the appearance and oral functions of your mouth. There are many options when it comes to fixing your teeth, whether it is a denture, bridge, or implant. Your doctor can recommend what is best for you.
Complete or full dentures: Complete dentures are a removable set of upper and lower denture that rest on the gum tissue to keep them in place. They are made most of the time of porcelain or acrylic and are held together by an acrylic or metal base.
Partial Dentures: Partial Dentures are a removable upper or lower denture part, that are used to fill any gap for a small number of missing teeth.
Temporary Denture or immediate dentures: Temporary dentures are as the name says they are a short-term denture that can be fitted right after your teeth have been removed while you wait for your permanent dentures to be mounted.
Flexible Dentures: Flexible dentures are like partial dentures with the difference that these are made of a thin thermoplastic and do not use any metal parts, so they look more natural.
Implant-Supported Fixed Dentures: Implant-supported dentures are surgically inserted and screwed dentures in your jawline.
Snap-on Dentures: Snap-on dentures are removable crowns that snap on and off from surgically inserted implants on the jawbone. Making it easier to chew without worrying about your denture coming loose.
Overall, whether what type of denture your doctor recommends, you may feel some discomfort at first but with a little patience and a good daily cleaning, they will have a positive outcome for their longevity and your comfort. It is also suggested to have a daily cleaning of the dentures because plaque and tartar can build up on false teeth, just as they do on natural teeth. Please visit your dentist if your dentures crack, chip, or become loose.