Dentures: Premier Dental Care, Idaho Falls, IDIf you’re concerned about tooth or jaw bone loss, it may be time to consider dentures. Although dentures have been a part of human civilization for hundreds of years, they’ve come a long way since the days of wooden teeth! Premier Dental has extensive experience with denture fittings and long-term use, and we’re here to help!
Types of Dentures
- Full Conventional: When most people think “dentures”, this is what they envision. A full denture set can involve either the upper teeth, lower teeth, or both. Conventional dentures are molded to your gums, and are fully removable. This is generally the most affordable option. The only concern with full dentures is potential bone loss after the removal of teeth.
- Overdentures: Slightly more expensive than full conventional dentures, overdentures are permanently placed within the mouth, making it a more stable option. Because the overdentures are anchored by either remaining teeth or dental implants, bone loss is less of a concern, and facial structure can be more easily maintained.
- Fixed Partial: If you have a number of remaining healthy teeth, fixed partial dentures (also known a fixed dental bridges) are an excellent option. By placing crowns over two teeth on either side, partial dentures can be cemented in place. This can reduce bone loss and improve the stability of your facial structure, while looking natural and blending in with existing teeth.
- Removable Partial: Also known as a dental bridge, removable partial dentures are a great way to replace missing teeth. The removable bridge is fitted in the same way as permanent bridges, but with the addition of clasps on the supporting crowns instead of permanent anchorage.
The Process of Getting DenturesIf you’re interested in getting dentures, the first step is to consult with your dentist. They can evaluate the health and stability of your existing teeth and gums, helping you to make the right choice for a denture type. A dentist can help you decide the best type of denture for your existing bone structure, your lifestyle, and any other concerns you may have. The process can vary slightly, depending on your dental health, but after a plan is in place, your dentist will take molds and measurements of your mouth. A model will be made to help with any adjustments that need to be made, and then your dentures will be constructed. There will be a final fitting where your dentist makes sure your dentures are comfortable and fit properly.
Benefits of DenturesWith the proper denture fit and type, dentures can restore, renew, and rejuvenate your smile! Depending on your existing dental health, dentures can really help to reduce bone loss and maintain facial structure. Premier Dental will help you with every step of the way, from consultation to your final fitting. If you’re concerned about the process of getting dentures, being fitted, or long-term maintenance, call Premier Dental today! Interested in a more permanent and stable solution? Read more about Dental Implants!
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