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5 Kinds of Dentures You Will Discuss with Your Dentist When You Start to Lose Your Teeth

By Djridings @fivethingsnow


When you think of dentures, you likely think of the set of false teeth that someone puts in their mouth each morning and removes each night. Dentures have come an incredibly long way and many people are now wearing more modern types of dentures that require a lot less maintenance and look and feel far more natural. Fitting your teeth for any type of dentures can be a long process, but it is well worth the time and effort spent. You will have a fabulous smile and will feel confident about showing off your new teeth to everyone you meet. Peter Han, owner of an Orange County dental lab has been kind enough to break down the 5 main types of dentures you will be discussing with your dentist when you begin to lose your teeth.

Standard Dentures

These are the conventional dentures most of us imagine floating in a cup of denture cleanser. This type of denture is among the most affordable. Standard dentures take about four fittings with the dentist until they are perfected and feel natural in your mouth. With the right dentist, even standard dentures can feel extremely natural and at one with your mouth. Standard dentures are comprised of an acrylic mouthpiece that is molded to fit and adhere to the gums.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures sit only on part of the mouth. They are held in place by special clips and do not require the same maintenance as standard dentures. It usually takes about three visits to a dentist to fit a person’s teeth for partial dentures. There is no need for suction with partial dentures.

Cu-Sil Dentures

Cu-Sil dentures are dentures that are much like conventional dentures except they fit into place accompanied by leftover teeth at the back sides of the mouth. This means they feel far more natural in the mouth. Cu-Sil dentures offer a lot of stability because they are anchored by the natural teeth at the back of the mouth.

Immediate Dentures

Immediate dentures give you the ability to walk out of the dentist office with your new dentures. However, immediate dentures have a tendency to slide around. Adjustments are very common for immediate dentures and must be done by the dentist. This means you may be visiting again after your immediate dentures are put in, so plan your time accordingly if you opt for this type of denture.

Dental Implants

Finally, if you decide that dentures just aren’t for you, you can opt for dental implants. Dental implants are basically dentures that are surgically implanted into your mouth to completely replace lost or damaged teeth. This option is typically the most effective method of replacing teeth, however, it is also the most expensive and most painful. Dental implant surgery is quite invasive and will cause extreme pain for the first few weeks after surgery. This is the price that you pay for lasting and permanent teeth replacement. The various types of dentures available are quite comfortable to wear. A good dentist will help you choose the best type of dentures for your mouth and fit them so they feel very natural and like your own teeth.

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