Full Vs. Partial Dentures
Traditional dentures are either full or partial. Partial dentures are an option for patients who still have some of their teeth. The partial dentures allow for the teeth that are already in place to remain in place. While these two traditional forms of dentures are still available, there are many innovations that have improved the quality of the dentures you can receive.
One improvement is the immediate denture. This is a denture that can be added as soon as the teeth are extracted. However, to get these types of dentures, you will need to be a good candidate. Even if you do not get immediate dentures, it usually does not take long to have your teeth replaced with dentures since a set can often be made in one day.
If you are concerned with how your dentures will look, one option is to get custom dentures. With these dentures, you are allowed to see what the dentures will look like before they are put into place. This allows for adjustments to be made that ensure that you will be happy with the results once you have your new dentures.
If you are not sure whether you want implants or dentures, one option is to get both by choosing implant-supported dentures. With traditional dentures, there is a risk that the dentures might fall out while eating or talking. Implant-supported dentures allow for you to avoid this embarassment by keeping the dentures firmly in place. The implants also assist the dentist in making your dentures appear more natural.
One variation of the implant-supported dentures are the snap-in dentures. These dentures are held in place with the help of attachments that are embedded into the dentures. These allow for the dentures to be snapped into place. This type of denture is often chosen when a patient does not have any teeth left, but does have the bone necessary to support the dentures.
The cheapest dentures are economy dentures. They look like fake teeth. In order for the economy dentures to be held in place, an adhesive needs to be used. However, one of the most common complaints about dentures is that they do not look real and many patients do not realize that it is economy dentures in particular that have the fake appearance.
Getting Your Dentures
The best way to determine the right dentures for you is in consultation with your dentist. He or she will be able to determine which dentures will fit the best in your mouth and which dentures will best fit your goals. If you are concerned about the price of custom dentures, but are concerned that you cannot afford the price, there are financing options that will allow you to better afford a set of dentures. Also, even custom dentures are more affordable than dental implants. Economy dentures break sooner, which leads to dentists offering shorter warranties for them.
Keeping Your Teeth
Even if you still have all of your teeth, it may make sense to have some of your teeth removed if you have really bad teeth. Removing teeth and replacing them with dentures is more expensive than other restorative options. Before providing you with dentures, your dentist will examine your mouth to assess the condition of your oral health. Then, if you decide that you would rather keep your teeth, the dentist will either treat your oral health or refer you to a specialist who will be able to do so.
Regardless of the option you choose, it is important that you choose an option. Advanced oral decay can impact more than simply your oral health. Loosing teeth can lead to your jawbone becoming deformed. Therefore, if you are ready to have a new smile with dentures, contact our office to schedule an appointment.