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Have you begun researching your tooth replacement treatment options? If you are considering dentures, you will need some information so that you can make a wise choice. Here are a few of the most common types of dentures:

  • Traditional dentures
  • Partial dentures
  • Implant-supported dentures

Traditional Dentures

Getting traditional dentures, or complete dentures, involves replacing all of the patient’s teeth with prosthetic teeth. Traditional dentures rest over the gums, in contrast to bridges that are anchored using surrounding teeth. Patients typically receive traditional dentures in anywhere from 8 to 12 weeks after the extraction of their teeth.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures may be right for you if you have some remaining natural teeth. They consist of a gum-colored base affixed to a metal piece. They are conveniently removable. Partial dentures prevent other teeth from shifting and are manufactured from an acrylic material.

Implant-Supported Dentures

One drawback of dentures is that they have a tendency to shift within the mouth. Implant-supported dentures solve this problem by anchoring the dentures using dental implants that are firmly implanted within the jawbone itself. They are also longer-lasting and more natural-looking than other types of dentures.

Denture Care

If you get dentures, you will want to take care of them properly so that they last as long as possible.

Be sure that you remove your dentures after eating by running water over them to remove loose food particles. Remember to place a towel on the counter when you remove your dentures so that they will not be damaged if you should drop them. 

You should also be brushing your dentures daily using a non-abrasive toothpaste. Remove your dentures before sleeping, and soak them overnight.

Dental Implants

Before committing to any type of medical procedure, it is important to carefully weigh your options. If you only have a few missing teeth, dental implants may make a good alternative to dentures. 

Implants are a permanent tooth replacement solution that involves the implantation of a titanium metal rod right into the jawbone. Your dentist would place a connecting structure called an abutment over the rod, followed by a dental crown placed at a subsequent appointment. The crown allows you to bite and chew with normal force.

One of the benefits of dental implants is that they cannot slip or fall out, as they are anchored within the jawbone. They are also a tooth replacement option that should last for a lifetime if you care for them properly.

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Are you ready to explore your tooth replacement treatment options, such as dentures? If you would like to receive additional information, or want to schedule a consultation, please contact us today so that we can help you restore your confident smile.

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