Preserving your natural smile is very vital for your quality of life. At times, teeth are lost or need to be extracted. The loss of original teeth can affect your ability to perform simple oral tasks, such as speaking and eating. It can also bring down your morale. In such conditions, dentures can be your perfect tooth replacement solution that best fits your lifestyle.
Full Conventional Dentures: This kind of denture is used to replace all the teeth from one or both jaws. The full dentures are customized to resemble your teeth and gum line and fit perfectly in your mouth. Full dentures offer one of the most economical solutions to help replace all the missing teeth. The only limitation of this option is that they may become unsteady due to the gradual loss of bone that normally takes place after tooth loss.
Partial Dentures: These types of dentures become possible when a person has a few remaining teeth left in the jawbone, and they are available in two types: removable and fixed. Permanent teeth or dental implants help support the partial dentures that bridge a gap created by missing teeth. A partial denture comprises artificial teeth that are attached to a gum-colored plastic base. Permanent partial dentures are secured to crowns that are placed on either side of the existing teeth. The removable partial denture is attached with the help of internal clasps that are placed on the crowns. This alternative keeps the teeth adjacent to the gap from shifting by keeping them stable while simultaneously giving a natural appearance to your smile.
Implant-Supported Dentures: These dentures offer an excellent solution for individuals seeking to improve their ability to chew and smile significantly. The dental implant provides the dentures the support required for securing them. Implant-supported dentures are robust and do not require adhesive.
Overdentures: They are an extremely stable, durable option though they are slightly more expensive. Dental implants or natural teeth, if available, support them, which support the overdentures and help maintain the bone volume and your natural facial structure.
The process for getting your customized dentures takes place over several weeks and a couple of dental visits. Once you have selected the denture option that is best for you, an impression and measurement of your jaw are taken and sent to a dental lab for its fabrication. The final dentures are fitted after carrying out the necessary adjustments. The dentures are designed to maintain the appeal and integrity of your facial structure and teeth.
Call Lanham Smiles family dentistry at (301) 459-0914 or schedule an online appointment to know more about Dentures.