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Dr. Patrick Carter
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Different Types of Dentures Explained

June 28, 2022
Posted By: Hopewell Family Dentistry
man smiling after getting dentures

Modern dentures in Anderson, SC, come in various types, allowing us to accommodate your needs and smile goals. And today’s dentures are natural-looking and function as they should. With us, you’ll never have a boxy-looking prosthetic that doesn’t complement your smile.

Additionally, you choose the tooth color, playing a crucial role in the tooth replacement process.

Denture Styles in Anderson, SC

Our denture styles vary based on your level of tooth loss and the type of prosthetic.

Dentures for Complete Tooth loss

Dentures are restoration teeth fixed to a prosthetic gum. The gum sits over the denture and relies on suction, gravity, and the boney ridges of your jaw for support.

Partial Dentures for Incomplete Tooth Loss

If you have sporadic tooth loss and your remaining teeth are healthy, a partial denture is probably your best bet. A partial is like a complete denture, but the prosthetic gum only holds the teeth you’ll need to fill in smile gaps. Like dentures, partials depend on gravity and boney ridges for support, but they also have clips for additional stability.

Implant-Supported Dentures for a Fixed Solution

Implant-supported dentures mean you’ll not have to worry about adhesives or relines in the dental office. We use four to six dental implants to secure your denture to the jaw. This gives some patients peace of mind—no tilting or rocking.

Are Dentures Right for Me?

Tooth replacement is essential to your ongoing oral health and well-being. To ensure dentures are suitable for your tooth replacement, we have you come in for a consultation with the dentist. At this visit, we may take x-rays, especially if you’re a new patient. We also discuss your smile goals and what you hope to achieve with tooth replacement.

Fortunately, most patients are good candidates for dentures.

If you proceed with treatment, we take impressions of your mouth, and a trusted lab uses our results to fabricate your prosthetic. Then, your dentist makes all final adjustments, and you’re free to enjoy your new smile.

For Dentures Near Me, Contact Us

Whether you’re considering dentures for the first time or are looking to upgrade to a more modern prosthetic, we can help. Reach out to a team member today to get started.

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