When you have lost teeth, you know that your life is never the same. Not only can you constantly push your tongue through that hole in your smile, reminding yourself of your incomplete smile, but your quality of life declines.
Your confidence is negatively affected, you can’t enjoy your favorite foods, and you just don’t feel like your smile is yours anymore. It’s just not the same.
Thankfully though, your dentist offers dentures in Orange Park—and not just any kind, either. There are a variety of options to choose from for different patient needs. Learn more about each type of denture to make an educated decision for your tooth replacement in this week’s blog post.
Choosing Your Tooth Replacement Shouldn’t Be Difficult
There are all too many patients who avoid replacing their missing teeth because they simply don’t know how to find the best replacement option for them. It’s a lot of work to research the pros and cons of different dental restorations, but we’re going to make it a little easier for you to manage here.
Dentures have been a tried and true way of replacing teeth effectively because they are personalized to meet your restoration needs. Dentures are simply a dental prosthetic that takes a gum-colored base and have natural-looking prosthetic teeth attached to it. Depending on your level of tooth loss and placement, you could benefit from one of these 3 types of dentures.
Learn About 3 Types of Dentures
If you have missing teeth in different parts of your smile, partials could be your best option for replacing your teeth effectively. These dentures work to fit like the perfect puzzle piece in your mouth, only attaching prosthetic teeth onto the restoration where you have missing teeth.
Full (complete) dentures are great for patients who are completely edentulous (missing all teeth) or patients who have a single arch missing. They essentially can give you a whole new smile!
Implant Retained Dentures
Implant retained dentures are either of those dentures (partials or complete) that are combined with dental implants. Implant posts work to secure your denture to your jaw permanently, creating a long-lasting restoration.
Are You the Right Patient for Implant Retained Dentures?
If you’re interested in this permanent replacement solution, you should get to know whether you’re the ideal patient for this type of restoration.
- The perfect patient has a desire to improve oral health.
- Ideal patients have adequate jaw bone structure and density.
- The perfect patient would not use tobacco or is willing to quit.
- Finally, the ideal patient will be committed to caring for their implant retained denture for years to come.
There are many benefits that come with exploring implant retained dentures. Get to know more about them by contacting your local dental office!
About Our Office
Here at Kind Care Dentistry, we work to help patients maintain great oral health throughout their whole lives. This means that if you experience a pitfall in your dental health, like tooth loss, we’re here to help you restore your smile to it’s optimal health! Learn more about how we can assist you by giving us a quick call today.