What do you know about the varying types of dentures? Most people recognize the traditional removable denture, yet don’t know much else about this tooth replacement option. To explain which dentures people commonly choose, your Downey, CA dentist provides this post.
A Variety of Dentures to Choose From
- Full dentures. The traditional full denture is the type of tooth replacement that many people who have suffered with complete tooth loss usually choose. Since they’re affordable and relatively easy to maintain, full dentures prove quite popular. Additionally, these pieces have been custom-made to fit your mouth and require daily removal.
- Partial dentures. This denture type has three main subcategories: removable, fixed, and implant-supported. The removable partial denture is the standard partial denture, which is anchored in place with metal or rubber clasps. It’s inserted during the day and removed at bedtime to allow for an overnight soak.
A fixed partial denture is also called a dental bridge. Rather than using anchoring clasps, the bridge is rooted in place with two bordering crowns bonded atop of healthy teeth.
The implant-supported partial is similar to fixed partialdentures, however, the false teeth sit on an implant, which serves as a replacement tooth root. The implant allows the jaw bone to remain stimulated and deters future tooth loss from occurring.
- Implant-supported dentures. Much like implant-supported partials, an implant-supported full denture is also available. Rather than using two implants, your Downey, CA dentist places four or five implants on either jaw. Then, a ball-retained or bar-retained full denture is placed, after the appropriate healing periods have ended.
Downey Family Dentistry Can Restore Your Smile with Dentures
If you’ve endured tooth loss and would like to have dentures serve as your tooth replacement option, talk to Dr. Hakimzadeh. He can complete an evaluation of your oral cavity and determine which denture type would work best for you. To schedule an appointment with our Downey, CA dental practice, call us at (562) 472-2433. Also, visit our website for services, testimonials, and to learn more about our team. We proudly treat patients from Workman, Hollydale, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, Bell Gardens, Cudahy, and surrounding cities.