Dentures, which replace missing or weak teeth, can be implanted in a few different ways. The type of denture you receive depends on the implant you need, your budget, and your preferences.
When you get dental implants, you can expect a youthful appearance and smile. Without teeth, the mouth can start to sag. But when you have dentures, they add support that can improve your smile.
Dentures also increase your ability to eat and speak, which many people can take advantage of. Without full and healthy teeth, these everyday tasks aren’t as simple.
So if you’re interested in getting dental implants but you aren’t sure what kind to get, here’s a guide to explain every type so you have an understand of what you want and need when you visit AC Dental of Langhorne for your consultation.
- Full Dentures
Full dentures replace all of a patient’s teeth. They sit on the top of the gums and are typically placed about 8-12 weeks after the remaining teeth are removed.
- Partial Dentures
Partial dentures only replace some of the patient’s teeth, leaving the remaining natural ones inside of the mouth. When they’re placed, a pink-colored base is attached to a metal piece to hold the denture. These dentures help prevent natural teeth from moving and can easily be removed whenever necessary.
- Implant-Supported Dentures
Dentists will use a dental implant to support the dentures. They are extremely secure, long-lasting, and attractive.
- Custom Dentures
These dentures are customized for your smile, natural-looking, and ready to be seen before they’re placed. Because they are suited to your needs, they are usually more expensive than other types.
- Immediate Dentures
These dentures are placed on the same day that the remaining teeth are removed. However, this procedure depends strictly on one’s candidacy.
- Snap-in Dentures
Snap-in dentures are very stable because they are held securely with dental implants or anchors. They are typically used for people who have no natural teeth, but still enough bone to support the implant.
Overdentures, which are also removable, sit on the top of the gums and are held down with dental implants. They can be placed on the upper or lower jaw.
- Upper Dentures
These dentures are specifically designed for the upper teeth. If you are only missing teeth in your upper jaw, upper dentures may be the best solution.
At AC Dental of Langhorne, we work with you to determine which type of denture is best for you. Dentures are the ideal solution for missing or weakened teeth that enable you to feel confident about your smile.
If you’re ready to love your smile, contact AC Dental of Langhorne today for a consultation. Call us today at 267-544-7017 for more information.