Dr. Michael Stern and his team at Smile Brighter in Willoughby Hills, OH have been providing quality dentures to patients for years. Patients are consistently satisfied with the dentures provided and the quality care they receive. If you need dentures but not sure where to start, the team at Smile Brighter is here for you. One question that is consistently asked is what type of denture is right? Let us explain a few types of dentures that are currently available to you.
Traditional full dentures are dentures that replace all the teeth inside your mouth. This form of dentures rests on top of the gums (unlike dental bridges that are anchored to your existing teeth). You will receive your complete traditional dentures from 8 to 12 weeks after you have had your natural teeth extracted.
Partial dentures are great for patients who have natural teeth they would like to retain. When you have one or multiple teeth that you’d like to keep in place on either your lower or upper jaw, a partial denture would be recommended. Partial dentures are convenient and can be taken out any time you please. Partial dentures also play a functional role in making sure that your remaining natural teeth do not shift. This is achieved by filling the gaps with the partial denture.
Custom dentures are more expensive but will provide a more natural appearance. Some dentures indeed look just like what they are … artificial teeth. With custom dentures, you will be able to see the denture before it’s completed, and it is customizable to match the natural look of a healthy smile.
With implanted dentures, a dental implant is utilized to support the denture. You will receive the dental implant first before the denture, and then the denture is affixed to the implant. This allows for a better level of support and ensures that the denture remains securely in place.
If you are interested in learning more about dentures, please call Smile Brighter in Willoughby Hills today at (440) 210-0999 for an appointment.
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