If you are in a need of a denture, Dr. Alina will discuss the options with you, weighing the pros and cons of each solution in relation to your own personal situation.
There are three main types of removable dentures:
- Partial Dentures
- Full Dentures
Partial dentures replace groups of teeth or a few teeth scattered throughout your mouth. Partial dentures attach to remaining teeth and have a gum-colored portion meant to blend into the existing gum, with prosthetic teeth to replace the missing teeth. There are a variety of options when it comes to partial dentures, and Dr. Alina will discuss it with you in depth to help you determine what will work best for you and your needs.
Full dentures are similar to partial dentures in that they are prosthetic teeth and gums used to replace missing teeth. The main difference between full and partial dentures is that full dentures are a total replacement system for either upper or lower teeth (and in some cases, both).
Overdentures are a newer alternative, combining traditional denture technology with modern advancements in dental implants. An overdenture is secured in place by two implanted attachments in the lower jaw in a manner that increases stability and comfort. Compared to traditional dentures, there is also limited bone loss where the implants are placed, making the procedure favorable in the long-term and helping to preserve facial structural integrity. When a full denture is needed for the lower jaw, an overdenture should be discussed and considered.