Many advances have been made in the field of dentistry, but loss of teeth is still an ongoing problem In the United States as 26% of adults between the ages of 65 and 75 have lost all of their teeth. Currently, there are a number of options available for people who have lost all of their teeth. One of the most versatile and affordable is a set of removable dentures.
Standard Full Dentures
Standard full dentures consist of a full set of upper and lower teeth. Made of pliable material, they use suction to stay in place. However, it is for this reason that standard full dentures require routine visits to the dentist. Being pliable, they’re susceptible to shrinkage, thus creating an ill-fitting prosthetic that will result in the atrophy of the jawbone.
Partial dentures replace only a limited number of teeth. Partial dentures are a single piece fitting that is supported by the remaining teeth and gums. They are much more secure than standard full set, and are more comfortable.
Cosmetic dentures are made to look as natural as possible. Unlike standard dentures that use a heat curing process which leads to dentures become ill-fitting over time, cosmetic dentures are made from a special acrylic base that eliminates the possibility of the denture shrinking and warping.
Some cosmetic dentures achieve a natural appearance through the use of implants. Implants are installed so that the dentures have something to hold onto. The cosmetic denture will either rest on or snap onto the implant. It allows the denture to stay in place without the chance of it moving around, which makes it more comfortable than a standard one.
Removable dentures are a suitable course of treatment for many people. You deserve to give yourself the best treatment possible. If you live in or around Barrington and need a consultation for dentures, give us a call today.