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types of dentures

Did you lose most or all of your teeth? If so, then definitely, you must’ve gone to a dentist for the solution, and there are enormous chances that the dentist has recommended you to go with dentures as that is the only best solution available to get artificial teeth that look like your natural teeth. But can we just go with dentures if we’ve lost all of our teeth? Well, no. There are many other cases when you could go with False Teeth.

What are false teeth?

Don’t be surprised; it is nothing new, just another name for Dentures. In most cases, we just call it Dentures. 

When you go with dentures to improve the appearance of your mouth, you get several other benefits such as it improves speech, strengthens the eating capabilities, and also protection to remaining teeth and gums are also provided by the dentures.

Now the question comes, do we only have the option of dentures when all our teeth are lost?

No, it’s not like that. Based on the condition of your teeth and the damages captured on your teeth, the dentist may recommend different types of false teeth. The dentist will help you know all kinds of false teeth, but you shouldn’t decide on your own until the dentist says, let the dentist choose the best option available for you. 

Note: In some cases, the dentist may also recommend you to remove one or two of your natural teeth and apply the dentures, so if you’re comfortable, you should definitely go with the recommendation because the dentist knows that they can provide more grip in your mouth.

Different types of dentures available.

There are many types of dentures available; we will discuss the most common and popular one; along with that, we will also quote when you should go with a certain type of denture.

Let’s get started.

1: Fixed Partial Dentures: These types of dentures are chosen when you have many healthy teeth available; here, the dentist will only remove the damaged tooth and then will fix the dentures only on the selected portion. The process is the same as a dental implant; here, the dentist will screw the partial denture on the surface of your gums to provide grips.

2: Removable Partial Dentures: This type of dentures contains the replacement teeth where a clip is used to connect the dentures with each other. You can easily remove these dentures and clean them on your own. But if they don’t have a good fitting, they may often slip out of your mouth or from their location. 

3: Implant-Retained Dentures: These are also known as Overdentures and are most often used to create dentures for a whole set of teeth. So if you’re looking for stability and flexibility to clean your dentures, and if your multiple teeth are missing, then you should definitely consider going with this type of denture because they’re durable too.

4: Immediate Dentures: If we talk about the traditional denture process, then after extracting the damaged teeth, you’ve to wait for eight weeks, but with immediate dentures (temporary dentures), you will get false teeth (for a short time) immediately on the same day. But these are not durable and are not the final solution because they generate a lot of saliva and bring nausea too.

5: Snap-In Dentures: When you have a maximum of 10 damaged teeth, then you could go with this type of denture because Snap-In Dentures are the best possible solution if you’re looking for durable and stable dentures. Also, because of the transparent resin material, they could not be easily seen, as was visible in the case of Removable Partial Dentures.

Read more about the best options for missing teeth.

Now I believe you know what the different kinds of false teeth are, but now the question comes, when should we go for dentures? If our single tooth is damaged or multiple? And why do we need dentures?

First, let us know if you’re the right candidate for the dentures.

Men or women who have lost multiple teeth are eligible candidates for dentures because just one or two damaged teeth could be managed through dental implants. But if multiple teeth are damaged, then you should consider going for dentures.

Also, if you’re young, that doesn’t mean you can’t go with dentures because there is a myth that only old people can go with dentures. But in reality, there is no age for a denture; as long as your teeth are damaged, and you want a good solution, you may go with dentures. Also, if you’re choosing dentures and if you do not have a good amount of jawbone structure, then you can’t have dentures because the false teeth require good support in order to fit properly. 

Are there any chances of getting side effects of dentures?

Well, there are no side effects of dentures as long as they’re properly fitted on your gums. If the dentist has not properly attached the dentures, then you may have a lot of trouble; apart from this, if you’ve shifted the dentures from their standard position, then also you may have several problems. For instance:

  • Bad breath coming out of your mouth, especially from your false teeth.
  • Your speech pattern changes, and you feel uncomfortable while speaking.
  • You notice several cracks and chips on the surface of your false teeth.
  • The gums above which the dentures are applied pains while eating.
  • You notice blood coming out of your mouth while sleeping.

If these are the cases, then it is a clear signal that your denture procedure was not successful. But wait, what’s the solution then? Well, you need to immediately connect with your dentist in Keller and ask for the solution. They may have to re-examine your teeth and properly fit the dentures again. 

Once you’re done with that, it is highly recommended that you ask for an after-care guide from your dentist too.

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