Types of Dentures Dallas
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Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth. They’re made from an acrylic resin, sometimes a resin which incorporates either porcelain or metal for additional structural support.
There are many types of dentures, but all dentures are either complete or partial. All types are custom-made specifically for your mouth.
These are dentures which replace all of your teeth, both upper and lower. Their comfort depends upon a patient’s muscle, bones, tongue, and saliva. Complete dentures may require the pulling of the remaining teeth.
Partial dentures are designed to correct the gaps in your smile when only some of your teeth are missing. Metal attachments anchor the dentures to your natural teeth. Partial dentures maintain tooth alignment by preventing your remaining teeth from shifting. Partial dentures can also help prevent decay or gum disease in your other teeth.
Immediate dentures are dentures which are placed all at once. Once placed, they may require additional adjustments. Note, it may take months for your bone and tissue to stabilize after tooth extractions.
Upper dentures are dentures just like complete dentures, only for strictly your upper teeth. They tend to be a bit easier to adjust to.
Over dentures are similar to complete dentures. The difference is that not all teeth are extracted. Over dentures use one, or more, of your natural teeth for support. This provides greater stabilization during chewing. Over dentures cost more then other dentures, and typically require more preparatory dental appointments.
For more information, please see Questions about Dentures.
Contact Dr. Davies today for an initial consultation. Quality dentures can make a huge difference in your life. Dr. Davies knows how to listen to your needs. Together you and Dr. Davies can create a beautiful smile with both form and function.
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