Dentures are a touchy subject for people nowadays. While having them is not a crime and nothing to be ashamed about, in the judgemental world we live in today it is often considered an embarrassment to have. Of course, with the new and improved technology we have today, dentists are able to do procedures, like dentures, a whole lot better than they used to. However, although this is true, some people still do not know the important things about dentures. That is why today we will be showing you important things to know about dentures. So read on, learn and enjoy!
Partial dentures or Full Dentures?
Depending on how many teeth you have lost, you have the choice of getting either partial or full dentures. Knowing the difference between the two is important because while they both help to replace your missing teeth, there are pros and cons to each and likewise one or the other may be better for someone.
Partial dentures are used to replace any missing teeth you may have. They are removable and look just like your natural teeth. With this type of denture, it is mostly used when there are still some natural teeth left. There are actually four basic types of partial dentures:
Flexible, all-acrylic. These tend to be lighter than metal partial dentures.
Implant supported. These use are anchored to your jaw.
Removable. These are also lightweight, inexpensive and attached using a metal framework.
Transitional. These are only a temporary fix while waiting for implants.
Similarly to partial dentures, full dentures, or regular dentures, are used to replace your teeth when no natural teeth remain in your mouth. Full dentures look more natural than partial dentures and are perfect for everyday use and especially eating. When using they feel natural and look natural at the same time, so you feel as if you never lost your teeth. There are actually three different types of full dentures:
Conventional. These are a great option for people with no teeth in both their upper or lower mouth, are easily removable and look natural.
Immediate. These are intended for people in the healing phase after having teeth removed and are not permanent.
Implant supported. These are anchored to your jaw with two implants and makes it easier to chew, speak, yawn and even laugh without them falling out.
In conclusion, note that regardless of the denture option you choose, you should consult your dentist to ensure you get the best option for the specific needs of your mouth. If you need dentures in Wasilla, AK, or any other service, than Advanced Family Dentistry is for you. If you would like to know more about the other services we offer, than please go to our services page here.
If you are looking to get partial of full dentures, or any other dental services, please feel free to contact us at (888) 270-3457, shoot a message here or simply come visit our office at 1401 S Seward Meridian Pkwy, Suite E, Wasilla, Alaska 99654. See you there!