Are you researching the different types of dentures to see which one is right for you? With so many different types it can be confusing. Here is a review of the different types of dentures products available to you.
Full dentures replace both upper and lower sets of a patient’s teeth and sit on top of the gums. The dentures are typically placed within 8-12 weeks after the teeth have been removed/extracted. They last anywhere from 5-10 years with proper care and maintenance.
A partial denture is recommended when one or more natural teeth need to be replaced. It is removable, so you can take them out whenever needed. A partial set helps keep other teeth from moving and prevents future dental problems.
Custom dentures are made of more expensive teeth. These dentures are made specifically for your mouth, so they result in a more natural-looking smile.
Usually, you must wait 8 to 12 weeks after teeth extractions before denture implants can be placed. Immediate dentures are placed on the same day that the teeth are extracted.
Snap-in dentures are usually used when a patient doesn’t have any teeth, but still enough bone to support an implant. They are the most effective choice when it comes to stability. These convenient dentures snap into place using dental implants or anchors onto the existing teeth. The locator attachments embedded within the tissue side of the denture snap onto the implants or onto the locator receptors. This means they are convenient and removable (like partial dentures).
An overdenture is removable and sits on top of the gums and is held in place with dental implants. It can be placed on the upper and/or the lower jaw, depending on the patient’s needs.
These dentures are created just for the upper set of teeth.
Economy dentures are the most affordable type of denture. They are a generic denture, aren’t customized for your mouth, have a loose fit, slip easily, and they look fake. Therefore, denture adhesive is needed for a more secure fit.
Consult with a dentist who specializes in denture care to help you decide which type of denture is right for you.