Several types of dentures available for patients in West Palm Beach
As a child, losing a tooth is a stepping-stone or another development checked off the list. It’s fun and exciting and everyone smiles at kids with brand-new gaps in their smiles. As an adult however, losing a tooth is not fun and exciting. It can be embarrassing, even traumatic for adults. Many try hard to hide that gap in their teeth, either by smiling with their lips tightly closed or by hiding behind a hand when they speak.
When deciding on how to replace their missing tooth, or teeth, many patients in the West Palm Beach area turn to dentures. Dentures are affordable, durable, and are now made to look much like your natural smile. When opting for dentures, patients have several options.
A partial denture is an ideal option for patients who still have many of their top or bottom teeth remaining, but have lost one to several teeth. This type of denture includes replacement teeth that are connected to a metal framework, which keeps the dentures in place. The appliance is similar to an orthodontic retainer in that it is easily removable for cleaning.
Complete dentures are used for patients who are missing an entire set of either their top or bottom teeth. This appliance is custom-made to fit comfortably and give a natural looking smile. Patients can use denture adhesive or dental implants to keep the complete denture appliance in place.
Patients can choose between immediate or conventional dentures. Immediate dentures have the benefit of being placed quickly – as soon as the teeth have been extracted. However, conventional dentures are custom-made and usually offer a better fit and more natural-looking smile. Conventional dentures require the patients to wait until their mouth has healed from the tooth loss or extraction, and then be measured and have models created. The entire process can take up to 12 weeks.
If you’re considering dentures, it’s likely that you have questions or concerns about all the types of dentures that are available. Pure Dental Care is conveniently located in West Palm Beach, can discuss the options with you and help you decide which choice is best for you.Back to Dentures Page