Complete dentures replace all the teeth in the upper or lower jaw or both. There are two types of complete dentures, conventional and immediate. Conventional dentures are custom-made for the patient and are placed after the remaining teeth are removed, and the gum tissue has healed, which usually takes about 8-12 weeks. Immediate dentures, on the other hand, are made before the teeth are removed and can be placed immediately after tooth extraction. However, they require frequent adjustments to ensure a proper fit as the gum and bone tissues heal.
Partial dentures are an option when only some of the teeth are missing. They can be used to replace one or more missing teeth and are held in place by metal clasps that attach to the remaining teeth. Partial dentures can be made from different materials, including plastic and metal.
Implant-retained dentures are complete or partial dentures that are held in place by dental implants. These implants are surgically placed into the jawbone and act as an anchor for the denture. This type of denture is more stable than traditional dentures, which can slip and move while eating or speaking.
Dentures offer a range of benefits, including:
Improved Speech: Missing teeth can impact your speech, making it difficult to speak clearly. Dentures can help improve speech by replacing missing teeth.
Better Chewing: Missing teeth can also impact your ability to chew properly, making it challenging to eat certain foods. Dentures can help you chew your food more effectively, improving your nutrition and overall health.
Restored Appearance: Missing teeth can affect your appearance, leading to a lack of confidence and self-esteem. Dentures can restore your smile, giving you back your confidence
Missing teeth can impact your speech, chewing and appearance. Dentures are a great way to give you back a beautiful smile and restore your oral function. There are multiple options in dentures, from the materials used, to how they are kept in place. At Envision Dental, we offer a wide selection of dentures for our patients, from affordable traditional dentures to long-lasting implant-retained dentures.
If you are interested in learning more about restoring missing teeth with dentures, contact us at Envision Dental. We can schedule a teeth restoration consultation with one of our dentists at our clinic in Marietta, GA.