When you think of dentures, do you think of those wind-up chattering teeth? Modern dentures are actually stable and attractive and come in multiple varieties to suit your needs. If you have tooth loss requiring attention, a full denture may be a good option.
The benefits of a full denture:
Standard or conventional—The upper denture is a removable appliance that covers the roof of the mouth and provides good suction to hold it in place and make it stable. Gravity and the jaw ridge keep the lower denture in place.
Immediate—This denture is placed immediately after your teeth are extracted and the gums stitched. Sometimes, it becomes the permanent denture, or after a few months, it is replaced by a conventional denture.
Implant-retained—Implants are metal posts that are surgically embedded into the jawbone. This type of appliance uses either a snap attachment or a Hader-bar attachment and large clip. Depending upon the type, this appliance may or may not be removeable.
Overdenture—This denture is a sort of hybrid of an implant-retained denture and a conventional denture. If conventional, the crowns of at least two natural teeth are removed; then, a special attachment is affixed to the top each tooth’s natural root. The denture is fitted with its own attachments that clip onto the modified teeth.
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