Dentures from Your Bourbon, IN, Family Dentists
Dentures are synthetic sets of teeth used as a removable replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissues. They’re made of acrylic resin, sometimes in combination with various metals. There are several types of dentures, including complete sets of teeth and partial replacements. If your dentist has determined that you are not a good fit for dental implants, dentures are your next best option.
Types of Dentures
Complete dentures are what people most commonly associate with dentures. These replace all the teeth in the upper jaw, lower jaw, or both. These also come in two types: conventional dentures and immediate dentures.
- Conventional dentures require a healing period for your gums after the molding and extraction processes. You could wait for more than a month to get teeth, but these are also molded to your gums so you get the best, most natural fit.
- Immediate dentures can be used immediately after the final teeth extractions. They are more costly than conventional dentures, however, they allow you to continue eating normally as soon as you step out of the office instead of having to wait months for conventional dentures.
Partial dentures are used for those who still have a fair number of natural teeth remaining. These could be used for people who are losing teeth or people who have lost teeth in car accidents or other traumas. These are essentially available in two forms:
- Fixed, or permanent, dentures are anchored by placing crowns on the teeth that will be adjacent to the denture, and the crowns are then attached to the artificial teeth with a bridge. Once fitted, the bridge is fixed in place
- Removable partial dentures are attached to pink or gum-colored plastic bases connected by a metal framework. They attach to your natural teeth with metal clasps or precision attachments, which allow you to take them out and put them in at will.
What Are the Benefits of Dentures?
- You can continue to eat foods that you would normally eat, even if it takes some practice.
- Your speech returns to a more natural sound similar to when you had all of your teeth.
- Dentures are durable and long-lasting appliances that often require only simple upkeep.
Partial Dentures Have Their Own Set of Specific Benefits
- They allow you to keep your remaining natural teeth.
- They prevent your remaining natural teeth from changing position.
- They have a more natural appearance than complete dentures.
Not only can our dentists craft you a set of brand-new dentures, we can also repair chipped or broken sets! If your dentures don’t fit correctly in your mouth, they could wear down or hurt you over time. We’ll help you get them good as new and fitting perfectly.