Do you have missing teeth? It could be 3 or 4 missing teeth, a whole arch, or even a full mouth of teeth that are gone—one thing stands the same: you need to replace them! If you’ve done a little bit of research about restorative care, you probably know that there are many options to choose from—but which is right for you?
Believe it or not, dentures in Columbia can be a great fit for just about anyone (no pun intended). Learn about all the different denture options and which one is best for your level of tooth loss right here in this week’s blog post.
What Type of Dentures Are Right for You?
Many people assume that dentures are only reserved for older patients. This isn’t true! Although dentures do serve senior patients in a great way, they can also benefit a younger patient who has experienced tooth loss due to an accident or simply because their teeth have fallen out.
Simply put, dentures are just another highly-customizable dental prosthetic that are made to meet your tooth loss needs. Basically, prosthetic teeth are attached to a gum colored based in the appropriate places to replace missing teeth. This base sits comfortably on top of your gums.
If you’re considering getting dentures, you have three different options to choose from that can address your specific level of tooth loss.
If you have missing teeth throughout your smile, but your missing teeth aren’t sitting consecutively together, partials are the best option for you. This type of denture only addresses a mid-range level of tooth loss that will work to replace sporadic lost teeth. The prosthetic teeth are attached to the gum base in a variety of areas, working to create a perfectly fitting puzzle piece to complete your smile once again.
These are the typical dentures that you see for older patients that may be completely edentulous (missing all teeth). They are full arches of prosthetic teeth to recreate your smile.
Implant Supported Dentures
If you’re looking for the most permanent solution to tooth loss despite your level of tooth loss, implant supported dentures may be your best option. This type of denture combines the use of dental implants and dentures to anchor your denture to your jaw. Whether you have a partial or full dentures, dental implants can be meticulously placed so that your denture is secure for years to come.
Ready to Explore Dentures for Yourself?
If you’re considering getting dentures even more after this post, we don’t blame you! They work for just about anybody. The best thing that you can do is call your dentist in Columbia to meet and discuss which is best for you to kickstart the process.
About Our Office
Our office here at Healthy Smiles Columbia, we don’t just believe—but we know—that everyone deserves to have a complete, functioning smile. This is true even if you’re hade to deal with tooth loss in the past. Let our team of professionals help you restore your oral health and aesthetics by giving us a quick call to get started.