What Are the 3 Main Types of Dentures?

January 10, 2022
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All too often, people say no to dentures in Naples, FL, because they think dentures will make them look old. On the contrary, today’s modern-day dentures look and feel like natural teeth. Through advancements in dental technology, dentists can now create custom-made dentures that perfectly fit the unique contours of your mouth. 

Another thing people fear is loose-fitting dentures. Again, we’re not going to argue; dentures fabricated a long time ago were indeed ill-fitting. However, today, with implant options, you don’t have to worry about that because dentures are now created to comfortably and securely fit your mouth.   

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What Are My Denture Options? 

Full Dentures

Full dentures are ideal for individuals who have lost all their teeth, whether in the upper or lower jaw. Before an immediate or conventional full denture is made, all the remaining teeth must be extracted first. 

Immediate full dentures can be inserted right away as soon as the remaining teeth have been extracted. 

The advantage of immediate full dentures is that you don’t have to go without teeth for an extended period. 

On the other hand, conventional dentures cannot be inserted right away after your remaining teeth have been removed. Your dentist will wait until your oral tissues have completely healed. And this can take several months. 

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are encouraged for people who still have plenty of natural teeth left. The denture is anchored to a metal framework and is attached to your existing teeth. Sometimes, your dentist will apply crowns on your natural teeth to serve as anchors for your denture. 

Implanted-Supported Dentures

A more stable method of keeping your dentures in place is anchoring them to implants. These are biocompatible metal posts attached to your jawbone. Research shows that most people prefer these since they are more comfortable. 

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Do You Have More Questions About Dentures in Naples, FL? 

At Gulfside Dental, we promise to provide you with superior quality dental care comprehensive, affordable, and personalized. With our state-of-the-art facility and modern-day techniques, we can give you the smile you deserve. Call us today for an appointment.  

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