Dentures are an alternative method to replace missing teeth by using the surrounding tissue as support. The false teeth will take time to adjust to the normal functioning of the jaw and mouth. However, there are many new denture designs in the market to help you find the perfect fit.
Here are some different types of dentures in the market:
Complete dentures are used to replace the full set of teeth that have been lost or extracted. The dentures are fitted onto the base of the gums creating a rigid airtight seal. There are two types of complete dentures; conventional and immediate.
Conventional dentures are usually used eight to ten weeks after extraction as the gums must be in the best condition to properly accommodate the dentures. Unlike conventional dentures, immediate dentures can be fitted after tooth extraction and the patient can have a full set of dentures after the procedure.
Complete dentures are a popular option as it provides patients with a full set of teeth and limits drastic changes in their bite.
Patients choose this option if they have any remaining teeth that don’t need to be replaced. Partial dentures can be made with either acrylics or metal. They are also removable and easy to clean. The non-invasive design makes this type of dentures more appealing.
Economy dentures are the most cost-efficient type of dentures. The measurements of the dentures are taken by a lab technician and prepared on the same day. It makes it easier for the user to leave with a full set of teeth on the same day. However, due to its affordability, the economy dentures don’t last long.
Metal Alloy Dentures
Dentures are commonly made with acrylics, however, there is a certain type of denture that utilizes a chrome-cobalt metal base instead. Metal alloy dentures are lighter and longer lasting than most acrylic based dentures.
The dentures are usually fixed onto the bottom layer of the teeth. Although metal alloy dentures don’t resemble normal teeth, they have properties that make it more resilient to irritants and mimic the function of the original teeth.
The technique used to make snap-in dentures is very important in the case of a serious dental injury or pre-existing dental condition. Depending on the patient, two to four dental implants are made in the jaw. The overdenture is placed on top of the dental implants to provide stability. Snap-in dentures prevent damage to the jawbone and resists gum sensitivity.
Story Written By: Priyanka Premkumar