Sometimes to maintain a perfect smile, dentures are the best option. In particular, they are ideal for people who have lost several teeth or all of their teeth. Dentures have certainly come a long way over the years, and now, there’s all kinds of different dentures. At Walton Center for Family Dentistry in Loganville, Georgia, we offer a range of types of dentures including the following.
Implant Dentures in Loganville
This option is best for people who have no teeth in one or more areas of their mouth but who also have a healthy jaw bone. An implant is a piece of strong metal implanted into the jaw bone. If you only have one missing tooth, a dental crown is generally attached to the metal implant. However, when you need to replace several missing teeth, two implants are put in, and the denture is placed on top of them, running between the two implants.
Although the implants are permanent, the denture itself can be removed, and it should be removed daily for cleanings. In most cases, this option is best for the lower jaw, but it depends on your unique situation.
A partial denture is for people who have some healthy teeth but who also have missing teeth in between the healthy teeth. You can opt for fixed partial dentures that are permanently affixed to the surrounding teeth in your mouth. These dentures are also called dental implant bridges. Your Loganville dentist can help you decide if fixed partial dentures are right for you.
If you aren’t a great candidate for partial fixed dentures, you may want to consider removable dentures. These partial dentures are attached to a base that mimics the look of your gums, and they feature a bit of metal framework that holds them in your mouth when you are wearing them.
As indicated above, permanent dentures can be partial, but in some cases, you can also get permanent dentures that cover your entire mouth. Essentially, the dentures are screwed to implants that are attached to the jaw bone, but rather than being removable, they are permanently locked in your mouth.
If you don’t like the feel of snap-in dentures slipping or sliding in your mouth, permanent dentures may be the best option for you. However, it’s also important to note that when snap-in or removable dentures are fitted correctly, they shouldn’t slip or slide around.