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2137 E County Rd 540A
Lakeland, FL 33813
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Types of Dentures for Restoring Missing Teeth

Posted on 2/15/2024 by Weo Admin
X-ray of missing teeth done at Thomas Plunkett, DMD in Lakeland, FLDentures are a frequent and attractive way to restore chewing and speaking ability when one or more teeth are lost. If you are familiar with the various options, you and your dentist will be able to make a more educated choice.

Complete Dental Dentures

When the teeth on the top or lower jaw, or both sets of teeth, are missing, complete dentures are utilized. They rest on the gums and are removable for cleaning. When placed right after a tooth extraction, they prevent the patient from experiencing discomfort or loss of chewing ability while the gums recover. However, you might have to make more changes as the gums change and heal.

Implant-Removable Partial Dentures

Suitable for patients whose tooth loss has been limited to one arch but not the entire mouth. RPDs are dentures that replace missing teeth. They are held in place in the mouth by a metal framework coupled with a gum-colored plastic foundation.

Restorative Dentistry (All-on-4)

All-on-4s are permanently connected to dental implants to make them feel more secure and natural. They are like genuine teeth regarding oral hygiene requirements, and they are not detachable.

Dentures Supported by Implants

The unique shape of the jaws and face of each patient allows for a more snug and comfortable fit with custom dentures. While traditional dentures are less expensive, they are unable to always provide the most comfortable fit.

Opting to settle for dentures means considering several factors, such as the number of missing teeth, the conditions surrounding teeth and gum health, and the strength of the jawbone usually, among other things. Before getting dentures, you should discuss these issues with our dentist to help make an informed choice.

After getting dentures, you should go in for modifications, servicing, and dental checkups on your gums and natural teeth. If you want your dentures to last as long as possible and keep your teeth healthy, you must take good care of them. Our dentist will be happy to explain proper denture care to you.

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