Types of Dentures

different types of denturesThere are plenty of options available for replacing missing teeth. Dentures have proven to be a more cost effective method than other permanent options, such as implants or bridges. They are designed to be removed whenever you desire, and are made to mimic natural teeth in form and function. There are several types of dentures, and each one provides its own benefits based on your dental needs. After expressing your interest in dentures with your dentist, he or she will help you decide which type will work best for you.

Implant Supported

A dental implant is a titanium device that is inserted into your jaw bone, and mimics a tooth root. Special restorations called “implant supported dentures” can be created to attach to one, or multiple implants, to give you an extremely stable bite surface. Implants prevent your dentures from sliding around, or causing uncomfortable abrasions on your gum tissue. The implants are permanent, but your denture will be detachable for easy cleaning. Implant supported dentures can replace a few missing teeth or an entire mouthful.

Conventional Plastic or Porcelain

Conventional dentures are held in place by a special denture adhesive that you will need to reapply every day. They are traditionally made from plastic or porcelain, and designed to look like natural teeth. They are completely removable, and depending on the material your denture is made of, you will need to follow certain cleaning guidelines to prevent scratches and breakage. Conventional dentures can be made for a partial or complete restoration, and are still a common choice due to their lower cost. They require no surgery, and can be worn as soon as your mouth is healed from extractions or tooth loss.

About Your Fort Worth Family Dentist:

Dr. Bob Jing has served patients and their families across Dallas/Ft. Worth for many years. Together with his caring, compassionate, and highly-skilled team at 7 Day Dental, Dr. Jing is dedicated to making good dental health available to as many people as possible. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation or appointment, contact our office closest to you at 817-405-2001 on Jacksboro Highway, or at 817-405-0195 on Seminary Drive.