You can get dentures at Bob Dalsania Family & Cosmetic Dentistry to help you get a confident, healthy smile. You'll have a wide range of restorative denture options that look and feel natural and fit your unique needs and budget.
Types of Dentures
Partial dentures are a great option when you're only missing a few teeth. They typically use replacement teeth attached to a metal or plastic base. Dr. Bob secures partial dentures to your existing teeth with clasps or precision attachments.
Full dentures are used when all your teeth are missing and can be either immediate or conventional. Immediate dentures are made in advance and Dr. Bob can place them right after the teeth are removed, while conventional dentures are made after the gums have healed.
Other Types of Dentures
There are several types of dentures available depending on your needs and preferences. Some common types include:
- Conventional full dentures: These are made to replace all the teeth in the upper or lower jaw and are fitted after the gums have healed from any extractions.
- Immediate full dentures: These are made in advance and placed after the teeth are extracted, so you won't have to go without teeth during the healing process.
- Partial dentures: These are designed to replace one or a few missing teeth and are often secured to existing teeth with clasps or precision attachments.
- Overdentures: These fit over any remaining teeth or implants to provide a more stable fit and improved functionality.
Benefits of Dentures
Dentures offer many benefits for people who have lost their natural teeth, including:
Dentures can help restore your natural smile and facial structure, boosting your confidence and self-esteem.
Missing teeth can cause difficulties with speech, and dentures can help you speak more clearly and confidently.
With dentures, you can eat a variety of foods and enjoy your favorite snacks without discomfort.
Better Oral Health
Dentures can help prevent further oral health problems, such as gum disease and tooth decay, by replacing missing teeth and supporting the surrounding tissues.
Since dentures are removable and easy to clean, they're a convenient option to replace your teeth.
Differences Between Dentures & Implants
Dental implants are another popular option for replacing missing teeth. Unlike dentures, dental implants are a permanent solution that involves surgically placing a small titanium post into the jawbone to support a replacement tooth.
While implants are more expensive than dentures, they offer several benefits, including:
- Greater stability: Implants are more stable than dentures and do not slip or move when you eat or speak.
- Better bone preservation: Implants can help preserve the bone structure in your jaw, preventing future bone loss and maintaining your facial structure.
- Longer-lasting solution: With proper care, implants can last a lifetime.
Types of Implant Dentures
Implant-supported dentures come in two types: bar-retained dentures and ball-retained dentures.
- Bar-retained dentures: These dentures are held in place by a thin metal bar attached to two to five dental implants surgically placed into the jawbone. The denture then clips onto the bar and is held securely in place.
- Ball-retained dentures: These dentures are held in place by small, ball-shaped connectors that fit into sockets on the dental implants. The denture snaps onto the connectors and is held in place by friction.
Which Option Is Right
The choice between dentures and implants depends on several factors, including the condition of your remaining teeth and jawbone, overall health, and personal preferences.
Dr. Bob can help you determine which option is right for you based on your needs and preferences.
- Dentures: If you have several missing teeth or all of your teeth are missing, dentures may be a good option. Dentures are less invasive and expensive than implants and can be fabricated relatively quickly.
- Implants: However, if you're looking for a more permanent solution and are willing to undergo surgery, implants may be a better choice. Implants are more comfortable, stable, and durable than dentures and can last decades with proper care.
Learn More About Dentures
If you’re interested in dentures or implants, contact Bob Dalsania Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today to schedule a consultation. Our experienced Covington dental team can help you choose the right option for your needs and give you amazing care and attention.