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Denture Types – Which One Is Best For You?

February 7, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Spruce Ridge Dental @ 1:45 am

A denture can help many people who have lost some of their teeth.  Though many advances have been made in the field of dentistry, loss of teeth is still an ongoing problem. Currently, there are a number of options available for people who have lost their teeth.

Removable Denture

One of the most versatile and affordable is a set of removable dentures.


Standard Full Denture

Standard full dentures comprise a full set of upper and lower teeth. This type of prosthesis uses suction to stay in place. They are made of a pliable material which makes suction easy. However, it is for this reason that standard full dentures require routine visits to the dentist. Being pliable, the dentures are susceptible to shrinkage, thus creating an ill-fitting prosthetic that can result in the atrophy of the jawbone.

Partial Denture

Partial dentures are prosthesis that replace only a limited number of teeth, not an entire set. Partial prosthesis are a single piece fitting that is supported by the remaining teeth and gums. They are much more secure than standard full prosthesis and are more comfortable.


Cosmetic Denture

As you can imagine, are made to look as natural as possible. Unlike standard dentures that use a heat curing process which leads to prosthesis that become ill-fitting over time, cosmetic dentures are made from a special acrylic base that eliminates the possibility of the prosthesis shrinking and warping.

Furthermore, some cosmetic prosthesis achieve a natural appearance through the use of implants. Implants are installed in the mouth so that the dentures have something to hold onto. The cosmetic denture will either rest on or snap onto the implant. What this does is allow the denture to stay in place without the chance of it moving around, which makes the denture more comfortable than a standard one.

Loss of teeth and expensive treatment options don’t have to prevent you from continuing to lead a healthy and happy life. Removable prosthesis are a suitable course of treatment for many people.

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