You are probably looking at this page because you found out that you need dentures. If so, you probably have lots of questions and you’ve heard different kinds of stories from your friends and relatives who wear dentures. Maybe good or maybe bad sides of wearing dentures. So, what do you need to know about dentures? Well, it might be hard to deicide to wear dentures but it is better to gather the most information about dentures to understand if you really need those.
What options there are?
There are usually tree types of denture solutions:
- Full Dentures
- Partial Dentures
- Implant Dentures
There are also lots of different designs you can choose from. You can ask your dentist about all the types they have.
Partial dentures are usually for people who still have some of their teeth remaining. In that situation you will need a Removable Partial Dentures (RPD) and you might need it either for function or look or both. Patients with RPD can easily remove and put their dentures back without any professional help.
Usually, for people who has significant bone loss or who want the added convenience and function of a stabilized prosthetic, then an implants are the best option for them as it is the closest to real teeth you can get. They are small screws, similar to the roots of your real teeth. They are placed into the jaw and can be used to stabilize or support dentures.
A Full Denture is a removable device which is used to replace missing teeth when patient is edentulous or lacking teeth. A full denture is usually supported by the soft tissues in your mouth and held by mouth muscles and the “fit” of the denture. Although, bite force might be an issue. A lack of bite force, for example, often contributes to denture wearers having a more difficult time chewing foods, such as steak or corn on the cob.