Removable partial or full dentures provide a great option if you have multiple teeth missing or need a full new set of teeth. Modern dentures are better than ever, so you can expect a tooth replacement option that’s comfortable and looks like real teeth.
We can fit you for a custom set of dentures at Linworth Family Dental. We’ll help you understand your various tooth replacement options and see if dentures make the most sense for your life.
Are Dentures Removable or Permanent?
Traditional dentures are removable, so you can take them out to clean them and easily slip them in when you’re ready to wear them. Nonetheless, we have the option to give you permanent dentures. Implant supported dentures use titanium screws that act like tooth roots to hold the denture permanently and securely in place. Our dentists can talk to you about the pros and cons of dentures with dental implants compared to removable dentures during a consultation.
What Are Different Types of Dentures?
We may use a removable partial denture or full denture depending on your needs. A partial denture fills the space of numerous missing teeth in a row and provides a stronger option than a bridge for more than three missing teeth.
A full denture provides a full arch of teeth. This option restores your full mouth function if you are missing all of your teeth. We can also turn to this option if you have widespread damage or numerous missing teeth. In cases like these, we may consider extracting teeth to fill in the entire arch with a denture.
Both types of dentures provide realistic-looking teeth replacements that connect to a piece resembling gums. Removable full dentures are fitted to your mouth so they stay in place through suction. Nonetheless, some denture wearers may prefer to add dental glue. Partial dentures use a metal framework to connect to supporting teeth.
For either type of denture, our team uses digital impressions, which provide accurate images that help you gain the best fit possible. This method of taking impressions is also much more comfortable than the method of the past.
Should I Get Dentures?
Dentures help to restore your smile and full mouth function for eating and talking. They are a good tooth replacement option if you have numerous or all of your teeth missing. These dental appliances provide an affordable option that quickly provides the function of teeth without the need for surgery.
Nonetheless, it’s important to consider whether other prosthesis may be a better fit for your needs or personal preferences. If you want permanent teeth instead of removable dentures, we can discuss implants with you. Also, single tooth implants or bridges may work if you are only missing a single tooth or up to three teeth in a row. During a consultation appointment, one of our dentists can discuss the various options and help you choose the right fit.
Set Up a Denture Consultation
The best way to learn more about dentures and whether they might work for you is to come to our office for a consultation. A member of our dentist team provides an exam to see your dental situation and may recommend dentures as a solution to missing teeth.
Set up your consultation appointment by calling our office at 614-799-9500.