Learn more about this popular tooth replacement and which kind is right for your oral health.
When it comes to replacing permanent teeth you have a lot of options. In fact, it may feel rather daunting choosing the right option for you. Fortunately, our Colorado Springs dentist Dr. Nolan R. Behr can help make this decision a bit easier. Find out more about what dentures could do for your smile and which type is the best fit for you.
The Different Kinds of Dentures
When you come into our Colorado Springs dental office for a consultation here are the dentures you will have to choose from:
Partial dentures: Sometimes called dental bridges, partial dentures can be either fixed in place using healthy neighboring teeth or removable, which use clasps to stay in place. Partial dentures, as well as complete dentures, will be made to your mouth’s unique specifications so you have a restoration that fits as comfortably as possible.
Partial dentures are designed to replace several missing teeth, so if you still have some natural, healthy teeth left then partial dentures are usually the best option.
Complete dentures: These dentures are used for those with total tooth loss who need a full set of artificial teeth. These dentures are usually applied using a special adhesive and they will need to be removed every night before bed. If you suffer from complete tooth loss these dentures are your best option.
Implant-supported dentures: These dentures can be attached to the top part of a series of dental implants to firmly hold your restoration in place. If you have a healthy, strong jawbone and you aren’t in a rush to get your new smile then implant-supported dentures may be the right fit for you.
Immediate: While your permanent dentures are being made your Colorado Springs dentist will also make sure that you get a pair of dentures to wear in the meantime. These dentures are not as durable as permanent ones and may need to be adjusted or remade more often than conventional dentures. But if you are on a time crunch, this kind of denture is the fastest way to get a full smile again.
Have questions about dentures? Ready to get fitted with a new smile? Then turn to Dr. Behr, the denture expert in Colorado Springs, CO. Schedule your initial consultation today.