Common Denture Questions

 In General Dentistry, Health, Implant Dentistry

Dentures are artificial teeth created to replace missing teeth. You can either replace all of your teeth or just a few missing teeth. It does not matter what type of dentures you are looking for, South Holston Dental Designs will custom design dentures that fit in your mouth and visually match your existing teeth. These are the most common denture questions we receive.

What Are The Different Types Of Dentures?

The main types of dentures are complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures have a plastic base that replicates your gum tissue and supports a whole set of porcelain or plastic teeth. Traditional dentures are held in the mouth by bonding with the gums. On the other hand, modern dentures are attached to dental implants, which are surgically placed in your jaw bone.

You can also opt for partial dentures having a plastic or metal framework for supporting the number of missing teeth you want to replace. Partial dentures are held by clasps that are well-positioned around your natural teeth. Plastic partial dentures are used as temporary replacements which allow your gums to heal before placing more permanent solutions.

Why Wear Dentures?

Dentures are not only used to improve your smile but also to restore the structure of your mouth by supporting structures around the lips and cheeks. Dentures also restore functions of your mouth like chewing. You can also use dentures to replace problematic teeth that are causing oral health issues like teeth with severe damage or rotted roots.

What Are the Alternatives To Dentures?

The most common alternatives to dentures are bridges and implants. Bridges are made from different materials like gold, porcelain, and zirconium. They are used to replace three teeth in a row. Implants are used to replace a single tooth by fixing a crown to it. However, you can replace multiple teeth by fixing a bridge to multiple implants.

South Holston Dental Designs is your number one solution for all types of dental conditions. If you are missing some of your teeth or want to get rid of your problematic teeth, you probably need to get dentures. The professionals at South Holston Dental Designs will examine your teeth and design custom dentures suited for you. For more information about our denture solutions, do not hesitate to call us for a consultation.

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