Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. When you lose all of your teeth, facial muscles can sag, making you look older. Dentures can help fill out the appearance of your face and profile. They can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that your appearance does not change much. If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether, from gum disease, tooth decay, or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. That’s because dentures make it easier to eat and speak better than you could without teeth.
There are different types of od dentures available. Dentures can either be a full set or partial.
- Traditional/Conventional Complete Full Dentures – Complete dentures replace all of a patient’s teeth. They sit on top of the gums, as opposed to dental bridges that are anchored to existing teeth. Complete dentures are typically placed within 8-12 weeks after the teeth have been removed/extracted.
- Partial Dentures – Partial dentures are used when a patient still has some of his or her natural teeth, such as when one or more teeth remain in the upper and lower jaw. There is a pink-colored base that is attached to a metal piece. These two pieces hold the denture in the mouth.
- Custom Dentures – Custom dentures are made of more expensive teeth, which results in a more natural-looking smile. You can actually see the new denture before it is completed. The denture is customized for your smile so it is natural-looking and suits your needs.
- Immediate Dentures – Immediate dentures are typically placed on the same day that the teeth are removed/extracted. However, they are used under certain conditions in order to work properly.
- Implant-Supported Dentures – With implant-supported dentures, a dental implant is used to securely support the denture, which allows the denture to stay securely in place. The dental implant also looks natural and will last longer.
- Snap-In Dentures – Snap-in dentures are the most effective choice when it comes to stability. They are held securely in place with the help of dental implants or anchors onto the existing teeth. What makes them unique is the locator attachments embedded within the tissue side of the denture. The locator attachments snap onto the implants or onto the locator receptors. This means they are convenient and removable (like partial dentures). Snap-in dentures are usually used when a patient doesn’t have any teeth, but still enough bone to support an implant.
- Overdentures – An overdenture sits on top of the gums and is held in place with dental implants. It can be placed on the upper and/or the lower jaw. The overdenture is also removable.
- Upper Dentures – If you are missing teeth in the upper jaw, upper dentures may be the best solution for you.
- Economy Dentures – Economy dentures are sometimes the most cost-effective type of denture. They are a generic denture, which means they don’t fit securely or comfortably in the mouth, and they look fake. Therefore, denture adhesive is needed for a more secure fit.
The philosophy of Siesta Dental is to provide thorough and proactive dentistry to our patients. The dental field has grown leaps and bounds over the years and we are so excited to bring the latest state of the art dentistry to the Sarasota and Manatee County.
We are standing by and look forward to helping you get the smile you want!
Siesta Dental treats patients from Manatee and Sarasota County: Anna Maria, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Palmetto, Longboat Key, Lakewood Ranch, Ellenton, Oneco, Parrish, Bayshore Gardens, Myakka City, Sarasota, North Port, Venice, Englewood, Nokomis, Osprey, Siesta Key, South Venice, and Casey Key.