Sometimes you may find yourself in an unfortunate position where you possibly may need to get a tooth filling or a new set of teeth completely. In this article, we’ll discuss the different types of dentures that are available currently. Getting dentures can be a troubling process, but it is necessary to keep your mouth looking full and normal. Let us begin with the standard denture:

Standard Dentures

These dentures are intended for people who have no teeth and need a full set. These dentures are often called full dentures or complete dentures. The top part of the dentures needs suction to hold and contain it and it relies on the underlying tissues for stability. Generally, it takes at least four separate appointments with your dentist to fully create the needed denture. The first visit includes of an X-ray of your mouth, as well as an oral examination. Impressions are taken of the upper and lower toothless gums. These impressions are recreated with the use of plaster to recreate the edentulous ridges. Shade, size, and shape are also taken into consideration; these are then applied to the dentures being created.

Sometimes the dentist will recommend surgical changes to the ridges to remove fleshy tissue, which will cause problems with the stability of the denture. Some dentists prefer to use the first set of impressions to make custom impression trays for a more accurate impression.

Immediate dentures

Here ar Perdido Bay Dental, we’re able to mold and create custom dentures on location. This makes getting new or replacement dentures much faster, and more affordable.  

Immediate dentures, otherwise known as temporary dentures, are actually made before the teeth are taken out. The idea of tooth extraction can be very painful, but the gums are numbed so no real pain is felt until your back home. Most people don’t complain of pain until the procedure is done and they’ve gone home; the immediate denture nulls the pain as well. The number of dentist appointments required for the immediate dentures depends on the number of teeth needed; in most cases, it takes 2 -3 visits.

Transitional dentures

There are a number of reasons people don’t like dentures; some suffer from discomfort as well as many other complaints. In most cases, dentures are not useful due to stability issues. This is why if even a single natural tooth is left; it helps boost the stability of the denture. Since recently it has become possible to create dentures leaving the slots for the natural teeth that are left without disturbing the suction required for the denture. A transitional denture is created to facilitate the holes required for natural teeth. These holes are covered by stable silicone rubber, which holds the natural teeth and allows the denture to rest against the gum allowing the perk of suction as well as stability produced from the natural teeth. These are useful in occasions where the remaining teeth are on one side of the mouth. Even a single tooth can increase the level of stability of the denture; it doesn’t matter where the tooth is.

If you are considering whether dentures are the right solution for you or not, feel free to call us today. We’re here to answer any questions or schedule a consultation:(850) 542-4428