Restoring your smile is easy when you wear dentures. Layton, UT, dentist, Dr. Steven Christensen, shares information on the various types of dentures available.
Replace your lost teeth right away with immediate dentures
Immediate dentures provide an excellent option if you don't want to be toothless while your mouth heals from a tooth extraction. Before your teeth are removed, an impression of your mouth will be taken and used to create your dentures. The new dentures will be placed in your mouth immediately after extraction. Immediate dentures can help ease the adjustment process and ensure you look your best. They will need to be readjusted periodically as your mouth heals.
Full dentures restore your entire smile
When you've lost all of your upper and lower teeth, you'll want to consider full dentures. The dentures are constructed from molds of the ridges of your mouth and rest against your gums. During the first several months that you wear your full dentures, you may need to return to Dr. Christensen's Layton office a few times for adjustments. The ideal fit will prevent the dentures from slipping and irritating your gums and will also make it easier to speak clearly.
Overdentures take advantage of teeth roots
Because your teeth roots are responsible for keeping your jawbone strong, it doesn't make sense to remove teeth with healthy roots, even if they're damaged. Overdentures are designed to fit over damaged or broken teeth.
Implant-supported dentures offer excellent comfort
Implant-supported dentures are attached to dental implants, tiny screw-like posts that bond to your jawbone. Because the dentures are firmly attached to the implants, biting and chewing are more comfortable. One arch of implant-supported dentures is supported by about six to eight implants.
Missing a few teeth? Try partial dentures
Partial dentures are a good option if you still have remaining teeth but need to fill a gap in your mouth. They consist of a row of artificial teeth connected to hooks that attach the removable dentures to your teeth.
Not sure which type of dentures is right for you? Call your Layton, UT, dentist, Dr. Steven Christensen, at (801) 889-1044 to schedule your appointment.