Dental prostheses are a wonderful solution for individuals who have lost their teeth through unfortunate accidents or natural aging. Dentures are a custom-made replacement for missing teeth and can be removed at leisure. Modern technology has allowed dentures to feel and look more realistic than they ever did before; they completely match the color of your gums and teeth. It might take a while to get used to having them in your mouth, but they’re very similar to real teeth.
Dentures are available as full or partial dentures. Both carry the same capabilities and consist of a variety of options. They’re made of a plastic resin base with a fleshy gum color placed on the alveolar bone ridge. This ridge holds in your natural teeth and creates a suctioning effect that helps keep any dentures fixed in place.
Dentures must be fitted properly from the start so that they’ll maintain their position when in use. All the nerves and ligaments in your mouth must be retrained to function properly after the fitting.
- Immediate dentures: This type of denture is for temporary use before you get a permanent solution. They’re necessary to get since gums begin shrinking after the teeth have been removed and need a replacement to maintain their shape. They don’t fit the best, but you only have to keep them in until you’re ready for permanent dentures.
- Conventional dentures: These permanent dentures feel and look just like natural teeth. They’re functioning, long-lasting replacements that are crafted to mimic your natural teeth as carefully as possible.
- Implant-supported overdentures: This implant is used to support the dentures on the upper or lower part of your mouth. They provide stability and comfort to individuals who have to use dentures. The lower jaw usually requires fewer implants than the upper.
- Fixed dentures: This non-removable denture is held on by implants that ensure that the rows of teeth are properly fixed inside your mouth. Individuals with fixed dentures don’t have to worry about their dentures slipping out while they’re talking or eating.
- Transitional dentures: This relatively inexpensive denture is usually used after someone gets a tooth extraction and is necessary for healing. Permanent implants replace them once the healing is finished.
- Removable dentures: Consisting of Vitallium—a strong metal base that makes dentures feel lighter and more comfortable on the gums—these dentures are on the pricier side. However, they last much longer than their conventional counterparts.
If you’re having difficulty in chewing, biting, or speaking or need to restore the function of your teeth, we’ve got you covered! Professionals at Rapha Dental LLC use the highest quality equipment to provide affordable, comfortable, and personalized implants and dentures that match your needs.