There are several benefits to restoring your smile with dentures. They can be used to replace just a few missing teeth or a full row. Different types of dentures are available to meet your needs. We offer both partial and full dentures at our office in Longwood, where Dr. Ilya Freyman can recommend the right type for you.
Benefits of Dentures
A primary benefit of dentures is that they restore your smile by replacing lost teeth. The additional benefits of dentures stem from eliminating the unwanted side effects that often result when teeth are missing. For example, teeth provide support for facial muscles. Since there is less support when teeth are missing, sagging and drooping of the face can occur. Restoring your smile with dentures also helps restore the natural contours of the face.
Another side effect that sometimes develops as a result of lost teeth is altered speech. As the tongue slips into gaps where teeth are missing, that can affect the way you speak. Filling in the gaps by replacing those lost teeth with dentures can improve speech. Dentures can also take the strain off teeth that had been compensating for missing ones, which helps prevent those teeth from enduring excess wear and tear.
Partial dentures refer to a type of denture used when there are still some natural teeth. The partial denture fills in the gaps around the natural teeth where other teeth are missing. The two types of partial dentures available include transitional and removable.
Transitional Partial Dentures: This type of partial denture is worn temporarily while waiting for the gums to heal from tooth extraction and is eventually replaced with a removable partial denture.
Removable Partial Dentures: This type of partial denture replaces the transitional one and is meant to be worn long term. Removable partial dentures tend to be more comfortable than transitional as they are made from a lightweight material.
Full dentures are also called complete dentures and refer to a type of denture used when there are no teeth remaining along an arch. We offer three types of full dentures at our office in Longwood. Our dentist can fit you for one that best suits your needs. Types of full dentures include:
Immediate Full Dentures: This type of full dentures is comparable to the transitional partial denture because it is only worn temporarily while waiting for the gums to heal from extraction. Once the gums heal, this denture will be replaced with a permanent one.
Conventional Full Dentures: This type of full dentures is meant to be worn long term and is custom made for each individual patient to achieve the best fit possible. Conventional dentures conform to the mouth over time for an even better fit.
Implant-Supported Overdentures: This type of full dentures is also worn long term but is held in place by multiple dental implants, which provide added stability.
There are many benefits to be discovered with dentures. We can help you select the right type for your needs. Visit our office in Longwood, FL, to learn more about how dentures can benefit you. Call the office at (407) 260-0224 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Freyman.