When you think of dentures, you are probably thinking of a full set without realizing that there are several different sets of dentures. These dentures include
1. Custom Dentures
Custom dentures are made of teeth that are more expensive, thus giving you your own natural smile. You will not feel you are wearing dentures even when you know that you are. They are customized for your mouth and your smile so that they meet your needs.
2. Partial Dentures
If you still have some of your natural teeth, you can get partial dentures. These implants are made of a pink-colored base to which they attach the teeth. This is placed in areas where you have missing teeth. They make them from an acrylic material. They help prevent the remains natural teeth from moving.
3. Implant supported Dentures
With the implant-supported dentures, they use an implant that supports the dentures securely. It offers a solid foundation that helps the dentures to stay in place. It took looks natural and will last for a long time.
4. Traditional full sets Dentures
The traditional dentures can be in place with two to three months after all they have extracted the other teeth. They sit on top of the gums and replaces all the teeth. The traditional full set includes both a top set of teeth and a bottom set of teeth.
5. Immediate Dentures
While immediate dentures can be placed on the same day that they extract the teeth you have to be a good candidate. Not just anyone can have these types of dentures
6. Upper dentures
If you have a good set of teeth on the bottom but are missing those on top, then you may just need a set of upper dentures.
7. Snap-in Dentures
Snap-in dentures are like partial dentures in that they are easy to remove. They are held in place by dental implants or anchors on the natural teeth that remain in the mouth. The tissue side of the denture has a locator attachment embedded in it that snaps on to the implant on the locator receptors. These are great if you do not have any teeth but still have enough bone to support the implants.
8. Economy Dentures
While these might be the cheapest set of dentures available, they may not be the best. These are generic dentures which can cause them to not fit correctly and look fake. These usually take more adhesive to make them fit securely.
Over-dentures can go on the top of the bottom jaw. They are removable as they just sit on top of the gums.
If you are considering dentures make an appointment with your dentist. You and your dentist can discuss which will work best for you. Learn more here about how to care for dentures.