If you have some missing teeth, not only your overall appearance but also the function of your oral cavity will be affected. Dentures are designed to replace your missing teeth so you will no longer have to suffer the dilemma of having incomplete teeth. Dentures are not only a solution to improve or restore your appearance, but also restore your natural teeth functions like chewing, biting and speaking. Ensuring you also have a complete set of teeth will reduce your risk of developing nutritional and oral health problems.
What are the types of dentures?
- Removable Dentures. Removable dentures can be partial or complete. Partial dentures are used for patients who still have some permanent teeth left in their mouth, and complete dentures are used for those who have lost all their permanent teeth. Removable dentures are made of a gum-colored plastic base where the artificial teeth are attached.
- Fixed Dentures or Implant-Supported Dentures. Another type of denture that offers better comfort to patients are fixed or implant-supported dentures. These dentures are attached to a dental implant. The reason it’s called fixed is because the implant is surgically fixed or secured in the patient’s jawbone. Then, an artificial tooth will be attached to the metal post or implant. This method of tooth replacement is ideal for those who still have enough bone structure in the jaw to support the implants.
Advantages of using fixed dentures:
- Fixed dentures are secured in place, and you will not have to worry because it is fixed like your natural tooth.
- Your normal teeth functions such as biting and chewing are restored.
- Your speech is improved.
- You will feel more comfortable, and the risk of gum irritation is reduced.
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For more information on dentures, you can call Hermitage Dental Group at (615) 241-6461.