Loss of teeth is an ongoing problem with 26% of adults in the United States between the ages of 65 and 75 have lost all of their teeth. Currently, there are a number of options available for people who have lost their teeth. One of the most versatile and affordable is a set of removable dentures.
Complete dentures are dentures that comprise a full set of upper and lower teeth. This type of denture uses close adaptation to the gums and suction to stay in place. However, our jaw bones continue to have bone loss gradually which makes the dentures loose their fitting over time.
Partial dentures are dentures that replace partially missing teeth. Partial dentures are a single piece fitting that is supported by the remaining teeth and gums. They are much more secure than standard full dentures and are more comfortable.
Cosmetic/Permanent/Fixed Dentures or Implant Dentures
Cosmetic dentures, as you can imagine, are made to look as natural as possible. Cosmetic dentures achieve a natural appearance through the use of implants. Implants are installed in the mouth so that the dentures have something to hold onto. The cosmetic denture will either rest on or snap onto the implant. What this does is allow the denture to stay in place without the chance of it moving around, which makes the denture more comfortable than a standard one.
Loss of teeth and expensive treatment options don’t have to prevent you from continuing to lead a healthy and happy life. Removable dentures are a suitable course of treatment for many people. You deserve to give yourself the best treatment possible. If you need a consultation for dentures, give us a call today.