Though many advances have been made in the field of dentistry, loss of teethis still an ongoing problem In the United States, 26% of adults between the agesof sixty-five and seventy-five have lost all of their teeth. Currently, thereare a number of options available for people who have lost their teeth. One ofthe most versatile and affordable is a set of removable dentures.
Standard Full Dentures
Standard full dentures are ones that comprise a full set of upper and lowerteeth. This type of denture uses suction to stay in place. They are made of apliable material which makes suction easy. However, it is for this reason thatstandard full dentures require routine visits to the dentist. Being pliable, thedentures are susceptible to shrinkage, thus creating an ill-fitting prostheticthat will result in the atrophy of the jawbone.
Partial dentures are dentures that replace only a limited number of teeth,and not an entire set. Partial dentures are a single piece fitting that issupported by the remaining teeth and gums. They are much more secure thanstandard full dentures, and are more comfortable.
Cosmetic Dentures, as you can imagine, are made to look as natural aspossible. Unlike standard dentures that use a heat curing process which leads todentures that become ill-fitting over time, cosmetic dentures are made from aspecial acrylic base that eliminates the possibility of the denture shrinkingand warping.Furthermore, some cosmetic dentures achieve a natural appearance through theuse of implants. Implants are installed in the mouth so that the dentures havesomething to hold onto. The cosmetic denture will either rest on or snap ontothe implant. What this does is allow the denture to stay in place without thechance of it moving around, which makes the denture more comfortable than astandard one.The loss of teeth and some of the expensive treatment options available neednot prevent you from continuing to lead a healthy and happy life. Removabledentures are a suitable course of treatment for many people. You deserve to giveyourself the best treatment possible. If you live in or around New York and need aconsultation for dentures, give us a call today.