Types of Dentures
Dentures consist of traditional partial and full dentures as well as denture implants. Learn more about each kind below.
Partial dentures fill in the gaps caused by missing teeth. You can unclip and remove them for cleaning and bedtime.
Your dentist may recommend temporary dentures after you have teeth removed. This decreases pressure on natural teeth as your mouth heals and you wait for your permanent dentures to arrive.
Flexible dentures are partial dentures made of special material, such as nylon or another thin thermoplastic. They are thinner and more versatile than acrylic dentures.
Some wearers find flexible dentures easier to wear than options with metal parts. Additionally, these dentures look more natural than metal and acrylic ones.
Fixed or Cantilever Bridge
A fixed bridge involves cementing an artificial tooth or crown in place via surgery. A cantilever bridge replaces a missing molar when there are no teeth to support the bridge on a particular side. The dentist uses the teeth on the other side to support the cantilever bridge.
Denture implants include an implant that imitates a tooth root. Your dentist surgically implants it into your jaw where it fuses in place. Some implants are loaded with a false tooth immediately or within six months after surgery.
Implant-supported dentures consist of a crown attached to surgical implants. The dentist secures the crown for implant supported fixed dentures with screws.
Snap-on dentures snap on and off dental implants fused to your jawbone. They remain secure and won’t come loose while you eat.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dentures?
If you are missing teeth and require an affordable solution, dentures may work for you. Full and partial dentures restore chewing function and create a natural-looking smile. Schedule a consultation to discuss your options.
Getting Fitted for Dentures
If you’ve decided that you are interested in getting fitted for dentures, first, you will come to our Feasterville, PA, office for a consultation. The next step is removing damaged and decayed teeth so we can take a mold of your gum line and the roof of your mouth. A dental lab makes your dentures using this mold as a guide.
Special Instructions for New Dentures
Removable dentures must be removed and brushed every day to avoid bacterial buildup. Keep your dentures in water to prevent warping and follow your dentist’s instructions regarding wear and care.
Where Can I Get My Dentures Repaired?
Dental Beauty also performs denture repair near you. We proudly serve our clients in Feasterville, Warminster, Southampton, Lansdale, Warrington, Chalfont, Doylestown, Yardley, and other areas in southeast PA.