Have you just made the decision to get dentures? Congrats on taking a big step toward a more confident smile! Before you’re outfitted with your dentures, there’s another important decision to be made: what type of dentures to get. Dentures are a time-tested way to replace missing teeth, and these days there are more varieties than ever suiting different needs. Here are some things you can keep in mind when choosing which to get:
One of the main factors that will determine which type of dentures you should get is how many teeth you’re replacing. For example, if you’re missing all of the teeth in an arch then complete full dentures may be right for you. If you still have some natural teeth left, then partial dentures, which are designed around remaining teeth, are probably the better choice.
Aside from how many teeth dentures replace, dentures also differ in how they stay fixed in place. Some dentures are secured by suction or denture adhesive. Nowadays, there are also implant-supported dentures, which are considered more stable due to the fact that they’re attached to individual dental implants placed in the jawbone. Which kind is best for you will depend on a mixture of factors including your budget and the state of your oral health.
At the end of the day, the only way you’ll know for sure what dentures might be best for you is to consult an experienced dentist. They’ll discuss your specific needs and examine your mouth in order to give you a personalized recommendation.
If you’d like to discuss your options when it comes to dentures, we invite you to come in for a consultation at Gentle Dentistry in Tampa. We provide a variety of dentures at our practice, including traditional dentures, overdentures, and implant-supported dentures. Call or email us today to set up your appointment!
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