Tooth loss remains a big problem globally. People are still losing teeth for different reasons, including accidents, injuries and dental decay. Whatever the reason, it is not a good look to have multiple missing teeth. This is the place of dentures in dentistry.
Dentures are dated several years back as reliable appliances for tooth replacement. However, for the longest time, people have looked at dentures as solutions for old people. While most old people benefit from dentures, they are not the only ones. Modern dentistry has gone ahead to better the provision of dentures, making them usable by people of all ages. At Dental Arts Seminole, we have patients of all ages come in to get their teeth replaced with dentures. Are you looking for a similar solution? Visit us in Seminole, FL, to learn more about dentures and how they can benefit you.
What Are Dentures?
They are tooth-shaped artificial teeth that are made to replace natural ones. Ones you lose more than one tooth, it is difficult to overlook the gap that is left behind. This is why patients begin to seek tooth replacement options.
Dentures are relied on specifically for replacing multiple missing teeth. They feature a set of artificial teeth that are attached to a gum-like base. This ensures a complete restoration for patients with multiple missing teeth.
Types of Dentures
Traditional dentures have come a long way. Today, there are a variety of dentures to meet the needs of patients. They have bridged the many problems that were there with dentures, including eating challenges. The major categories of dentures include the following:
- Conventional immediate dentures – these are the types of dentures that have been used over the years. They are removable and are mostly full-mouth dentures. Ideally, the dentures are pre-made and ready for any patient. They ensure that you never go a day without teeth. However, they are not very comfortable to wear.
- Customized dentures – they are made uniquely for individual needs. A dentist will use the impressions of your mouth to come up with the perfect dentures for you. More to that, these dentures take time to be manufactured. This period allows your gums ample time to heal. This way, any shrinkage experienced after the gums have healed will be accounted for in the dentures. Since the dentures are custom-fabricated to your bite, they have the perfect fit. This means you may not have to struggle with adjustability problems, sore gums, or even a loose fit.
- Partial dentures – they are created for replacing multiple missing teeth in a row. This is often a solution where dental bridges fail. These dentures only have the set of missing teeth that you need, as opposed to all types of teeth.
- Complete dentures – they are also called full dentures. They are used to replace all teeth in the mouth. They are meant for toothless patients. They feature all types of teeth, ranging from molars to incisors.
- Implant-supported dentures – these are dentures that are supported by metal posts called dental implants. They are no different from the other types. Implant-supported dentures can either be partial or full dentures. The only difference is that they are permanent, because of the implants supporting them.
Other than the above-mentioned types of dentures, there is a newer type in the market. This one is much different because it is an improvement of the traditional dentures. Palateless dentures are modern prosthetic devices used for tooth replacement, similar to traditional dentures. However, they are without a palate. They are described as upper dentures that are without a palate. Technically, a conventional denture has a plate that covers the upper palate. This type of denture can be problematic for people with sensitive gag reflexes.
Can You Get Dentures?
We offer all types of dentures installation in our clinics. As long as you have missing teeth, then you qualify for dentures. The only qualification is that you must have multiple missing teeth, usually, in a row. From there, you can choose the type of dentures you want, and whether you prefer them to be removable or not.