Dentures-What Are the Benefits and Types?

Anyone who has lost teeth and has healthy gums and remaining teeth are good candidates for dentures. Dentures allow patients with missing teeth to enjoy a natural-looking smile and functional strong teeth for chewing and speaking. The benefits of dentures are many and millions of people can attest to this, some of these are

  • New start

They can give a fresh start for people who have suffered with dental problems. They provide you with a set of teeth that are natural looking.

  • Fewer visits to the dentist

Once you’ve got past the initial adjustment period, dentures are easy to maintain and hassle free.

  • Healthy lifestyle

They can help you chew food properly, and obtain the full nutrients your body need.

Upland Dental Practice

Tooth loss is something that you will need to face at some point in your life. At Upland Dental Practice we will help you get rid of your worries and bring back that bright smile of yours. We have state of the art equipment and the latest techniques that will produce dentures based on your need. Our clinic offers a full line of all types of denture

Complete dentures

Also called full denture are worn by patients who are missing all their teeth in either maxillary (upper) or mandibular (lower) arch. A patient who is missing all their teeth in both arches will have a pair of complete denture.

Partial dentures

It may be tooth-supported or tooth and tissue supported. The number of teeth remaining, the position and the stability of the teeth are only a few factors that will help to determine the style or type of partial denture would be best for you. Partials are made from different materials like; acrylic, metal/acrylic and thermoplastics.

Implant-retained dentures

Utilises direct connections to titanium abutments which are integrated into the bony tissue. They overcome the instability and lack of retention of a common complete denture.

Immediate dentures

These are inserted immediately after the removal of teeth. The prosthetist takes measurement and makes the models of the patient’s jaws while natural teeth are still in position, prior to extraction.

Bones and gums can shrink over time during the healing process in the first six months after the removal of teeth. When gums shrink, immediate dentures may require rebasing or relining for a proper fit. A conventional denture can be made once the tissues have healed.

Soft liners

If you still feel discomfort after the dentures had been adjusted, you may want to use a soft liner. This behaves like a shock-absorbing cushion when you are chewing. Soft liners can be applied to new or old denture, with a reline or rebase treatment.