Specialty dentures help you maintain your appearance and chewing ability. If you've lost some or all of your teeth, your Longwood, FL, dentist, Dr. Ilya Freyman can help you choose the best type of dentures for you.
How specialty dentures can help you
Today's dentures are much different from those your grandparents wore. Back then, the fit was often an issue. Poorly fitting dentures slipped, irritated the gums, and made speaking and chewing more difficult.
Fortunately, things have changed. Digital technology makes it possible to create dentures that look like real teeth and gums and are more resistant to wear and tear. Because specialty dentures are custom-designed for your mouth, they're more comfortable and offer a much better fit than your grandparents' dentures.
Types of dentures
During your visit to the Longwood dental office, your dentist may recommend one or more of these types of dentures:
- Full Immediate Dentures: Immediate removable dentures are placed in your mouth as soon as any remaining teeth are extracted. A few weeks before the extraction, your dentist makes an impression of your mouth that's used to create your dentures. Because your mouth changes as it heals, immediate dentures will need to be adjusted periodically. The dentures can be relined and rebased or replaced with conventional dentures eventually when you heal fully.
- Full Conventional Dentures: Conventional dentures are an option when your mouth has fully healed. The removable dentures fit tightly against the ridges in your mouth and are held in place with suction.
- Partial Dentures: Removable partial dentures are a good option if you've lost a few teeth in a row. The synthetic teeth are anchored to existing teeth with small hooks. If you need to maintain the space in your mouth after tooth extraction, transitional partial dentures are a good option.
- Implant-Supported Overdentures: Implant-supported dentures are anchored by dental implants. Implants are small titanium posts added to your jawbone during minor oral surgery. Over the course of several months, the implants osseointegrate, or bond, to the jawbone. You'll only need a few implants to support an upper or lower denture. Implant-supported dentures help you retain more of your biting power and keep your jawbone strong.
Could specialty dentures improve your smile? Call your dentist in Longwood, FL, Dr. Ilya Freyman, at (407) 260-0224.