Dentures are one alternative to replacing missing or lost teeth. This cosmetic dental treatment can assist people to feel more confident when smiling and enhance the ability to function and eat a wide range of foods.
There are three types of dentures:
- A Full Denture
- A Partial Denture
- An Implant Retained Denture
A Full Denture replaces all natural teeth. These dentures rest on the gums of either your upper or lower jaw, or in some cases both. A full set of dentures can help to provide support to your facial structure giving your cheeks and lips a fuller look which can result in a younger, healthier appearance.
A partial denture replaces lost or missing teeth and is usually retained by metal clasps around your existing teeth. Replacing missing teeth will make eating easier and provide you with a more confident smile. These dentures can have a plastic or chrome base for added strength.
Implant Retained Dentures
Implant retained dentures are a popular alternative to conventional dentures. An implant retained denture replaces one or more single teeth and is held in place by dental implants secured within the jaw. Implant retained dentures provide better ability to eat and enjoy foods like steak, raw fruits and vegetables. They also give you increased confidence as the dentures are stable and secure.