Although dentures have acted as a tooth replacement solution for centuries, the modern denture can help you restore the form, function, and aesthetics of your teeth.
Though it may not seem like it, tooth loss is quite common in individuals of all ages and can be a result of tooth decay, gum disease, or facial trauma.
Luckily, there are a variety of tooth replacement options to choose from. Whether it’s a traditional denture, bridge, or implant, your denturist will recommend the best option for you. Dentures are designed to closely resemble your natural teeth which can help improve your smile and fill out your facial appearance.
If you’re considering tooth replacement solutions, the first step is to figure out what type of denture will suit your needs best.
Different Types of Dentures & How They Stay in Place
If you have no healthy teeth remaining, Conventional dentures act as permanent replacements for your natural teeth.
This prosthetic is made out of a gum-coloured acrylic resin that’s supported by the remaining soft and hard tissue. By replacing missing teeth, Conventional dentures not only support sagging facial muscles but also improve an individual’s ability to speak and eat properly.
You’ll be able to go back to enjoying all your favourite foods while maintaining a fuller, more youthful appearance and a beautiful smile.
Partial dentures are mainly used when a patient still has some healthy teeth in the upper and lower jaw.
Similar to complete dentures, they consist of a pink-coloured acrylic base with false teeth attached. However, the base is connected by a metal framework and clasps that hold the denture in place.
This is a great solution for people looking for a durable, removable, and easy-to-clean tooth replacement solution. Best of all, they maintain the structural integrity of your mouth by preventing the other teeth from shifting and creating a misaligned bite.
As the name suggests, suction dentures use the power of suction to hold the dentures in place.
To be able to create a strong seal that’ll hold the appliance in place, your dentures must fit perfectly with the natural shape of your mouth. Your denturist will take an incredibly detailed and precise impression of your gums, bite, and teeth to create an exact mold of your mouth.
In addition to all the benefits of Conventional dentures, Suction dentures eliminate potential discomfort, the need for adhesives, and prevent lifting or floating.
No matter if you’ve lost a few of your teeth or all of them, Implant dentures provide a great amount of support for a solid foundation, allowing the prosthetic to stay in place and last a lifetime.
These implants act as a replacement for your missing tooth root, which helps prevent the atrophy of the jaw bone. Once the implant has fully healed, false teeth can be anchored to the implant to restore a full set of teeth.
It’s important to note that not all patients are eligible for Implant dentures. Patients should have healthy gums, enough bone to hold the implant, and must be committed to proper oral hygiene.
Unsure which types of dentures will work best for you? We can help!
Whether you’re looking to get a conventional denture or prefer Implant Dentures, Vranjes Denture Clinic has got you covered. Our team of expert denturists strives to provide the best Ottawa denture services possible with the help of our state-of-the-art technology and years of experience.
Get in touch with us to learn more about the types of dentures and book your consultation today.