Are you going for a visit at your Carmel, IN dental clinic to have dentures fitted? It would be helpful to know more about the different types of dentures, so that you can feel confident once you have them made.
Partial dentures are used to replace several teeth and fill in gaps between natural ones that remain intact. They also help prevent your remaining healthy teeth from shifting position due to the space created by your missing teeth.
Partial dentures are made either from metal or plastic material and are attached to a pink or gum-colored base that will then rest on the gums. Metal dentures are more expensive than plastic ones but are also stronger and hygienic.
When all your teeth have been lost or removed, complete dentures are your best option to replace them. They are made of acrylic material and can be further classified into conventional and immediate dentures.
Conventional dentures are your permanent set of replacement teeth. They are placed after your teeth have been extracted and your gums fully healed. They are also custom-made based on impressions of your mouth and may take several months to produce.
Immediate dentures are temporary dentures that are inserted immediately after a tooth or several teeth have been pulled out. Unlike conventional dentures, they can be made prior to your dental appointment. They will provide comfort and help you adjust while waiting for your permanent set of dentures.
As we’ve discussed, there are different types of dentures and consulting with your Indiana top cosmetic dentist will help you make a well-informed decision about them. At Really Smile, we can help you determine which type of denture to use and what is the best material to make them from. Get in touch with us today for a consultation by dialing 317-451-4050 or by filling out our online form.