Though many advances have been made in the field of dentistry, loss of teeth is still an ongoing problem In the United States, 26% of adults between the ages of sixty-five and seventy-five 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.
Standard Full Dentures
Standard full dentures are ones that comprise a full set of upper and lower teeth. This type of denture uses suction to stay in place. Your dentist will make impressions of your upper and lower jaw bone in order to make the plastic that will hold your replacement teeth. Many people live very comfortably with standard dentures.
Partial dentures are dentures that replace only a limited number of teeth, and not an entire set. Partial dentures are a single prosthesis that is supported by the remaining teeth and gums by plastic or metal clasps. They are much more secure than standard full dentures, and are more comfortable.
Implant Supported Dentures
Implants placed in the upper and/or lower jaw provide extra support and retention for your dentures. The implants are integrated into your bone and allow the denture to snap into place. The denture will stay in place much better and are much more comfortable than traditional dentures.
The loss of teeth should not 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. Give us a call today with any questions!