What are the different types of dentures?
Dentures have long been used when most or all of the teeth are missing. Today’s dental technology provides more options than ever before, but all dentures fall into one of four basic types:
- • Full: Full dentures replace all of the teeth on the upper or lower arch, or both. An upper denture uses suction to adhere to the roof of the mouth, while a lower denture rests on the gums. For this reason, upper dentures are generally more stable than lower dentures. Full dentures are removable.
- • Partial: Partial dentures are used when several, but not all, of the teeth are missing on the upper or lower arch. A partial denture clips onto the adjacent healthy teeth and is removable.
- • Snap-on: Snap-on dentures are an excellent solution for full denture wearers seeking more stability, who do not want to invest in fixed implant-supported dentures. Just two dental implants are placed per arch, providing a support structure to which a full denture can be secured. The denture is still removable, but it will stay in place until you remove it.
- • Implant-Supported: Implant-supported dentures are the gold standard, as they provide a full, fixed set of highly realistic replacement teeth. Just a handful of implants are needed, and the teeth function just like natural teeth.
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