Everything You Need To Know About Wearing Dentures

Everything You Need To Know About Wearing Dentures

Available Features For Your New Set Of Dentures

Noah Harrison

Before choosing a basic set of dentures, it is best to figure out which features you want. Many denturists can incorporate a variety features as a part of your new dentures. By taking the opportunity to know more about them, you will have an easier time picking the right option for your dental needs:

Permanent Option

The first feature you need to consider is whether you want your dentures to be permanent. Implant dentures look just like the traditional ones, but they are attached to posts in your mouth. These posts allow the dentures to stay in place at all times. This means you do not have to worry about adhesives or loose fitting dentures again.

With a traditional implant denture, an oral surgeon will place metal posts into your jawbone. The exact number of posts will be determined by the size of your mouth and your bone density. After some healing time, the denture is placed into your mouth.

It is important to note that you cannot remove this type of denture from your mouth. Since the posts are secured into your jawbone, you will need a denturist to take it out.

Semi-Permanent

One option that is not as common is a semi-permanent denture that uses four miniature metal rods that are surgically placed into your jawbone 5mm apart. The denture attaches to metal end caps of the rods, similar to snapping two metal buttons together.

This feature allows you to remove the denture if you prefer for cleaning purposes. Choosing this denture type gives you the benefits of a permanent denture, but you get to decide if you wear it all the time.

Multiple Materials

In the past, most dentures were made from high-quality plastics, because the material is strong and affordable. However, over time many denturists are offering other materials such as resin and porcelain for the teeth. Even if you choose a different material for the teeth, the pink plate will usually be made from acrylic, because the material is strong and flexible.

One reason to consider another material for your denture is that plastic can look fake. Resin and porcelain on the other hand looks more like real enamel, which makes them more visually appealing. Additionally, these materials are just as strong as the plastic dentures you already have.

Before you decide on a new set of dentures, you want to choose the right ones. For this reason, you want to consult a denturist about the different types of dentures they offer. With their recommendation and some information, it will be a lot easier to choose the right set of dentures for your needs. For more help, contact a denture clinic in your area.


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Everything You Need To Know About Wearing Dentures

My teeth weren't in very good shape and they were painful, so I decided to get dentures. After having my remaining teeth extracted, I visited the denture clinic. The dentist made an impression of my mouth and sent the results to the lab so my dentures could be made. I'm very pleased with the outcome and my mouth isn't painful anymore. Hello readers, my name is Greta Hopkins and even though I've never blogged before, I just had to tell everyone about my experience with dentures. When you read my blog, you'll learn all about the process of getting them and some tips to follow to help you adjust to wearing fake teeth. I'm grateful for my dentures and it's my wish that you have a wonderful experience with yours too. I hope that reading my blog will educate you about wearing them.