For decades, dentures have been called false teeth. Even though this is true, that doesn't mean that they cannot feel or look like the real thing. Done correctly, no one should ever know you are wearing dentures at all.
Today you have a much wider variety of choices for your dentures. They don’t have to fit poorly, function poorly, or make you look old. Traditional dentures often don’t last very long. Poorly fitting to begin with, they don’t stimulate your gum and jaw bone properly, promoting even more bone loss. This means these dentures will soon fit even worse and have to be replaced often.
Customized premium cosmetic Dentures are the latest innovation in dentistry. They fit better, function better, and look much more superior to the traditional dentures. They can even take decades off your appearance by providing better support for your facial tissues.
Conventional or standard traditional dentures refer to dentures that are made with little or no characterization of the teeth. These dentures are easily spotted and give the wearer a typical “denture look”. Cosmetic dentures are made with teeth that have multiple layers of colors and varying degrees of translucency to mimic the natural layers of the tooth.
Cosmetic teeth also have a natural variation in terms of the shapes of the individual teeth in less symmetry and hence a more natural appearance. The use of premium quality cosmetic teeth and skillfully arranging these teeth in an asymmetrical but pleasing manner results in a denture that looks more natural.
Types of Dentures
You may be looking for different types of dentures to see which is best for you. Dr. D'Amico is here to explain different types of dentures to help determine which is more natural and best suited for your specific needs.
Traditional Complete Full Dentures
These dentures replace all of your teeth. They sit on top of your gums instead of dental bridges that your dentist anchors to the existing teeth. Full or permanent dentures are normally placed within eight to 12 weeks after your teeth have been extracted or removed.
Partials are used when the patient still has some of their natural teeth left that can be used as anchors to attach false teeth to. There’s an acrylic base that is attached to a metal frame. These two pieces help hold your denture in place.
They’re removable and convenient, so one can take them out whenever you need to. Partial dentures help prevent your other teeth from moving and are made from acrylic material.
These dentures are made from more expensive material, which gives you a more natural-looking smile. You can actually see the new denture before it’s completed. This denture is specifically customized for your smile, so it’s natural looking and suits one’s needs. Naples Dental & Implant Center has the only on-site denture lab in Naples Florida and hand builds every denture for the perfect look and fit.
Your dentist places immediate dentures on the same day your teeth are extracted or removed. These are also called temporary dentures as they are not intended to last longer than the healing process.
Implant Supported Dentures
With these types of dentures, a dental implant is used to support your denture securely. The denture offers a great amount of support for a strong foundation which allows your denture to stay securely in place. 4 or more implants are typically used to permanently anchor your denture in place without the need for adhesive.
These types of dentures are the most effective choice regarding stability and practicality. They’re held in place with the help of dental implants or anchors onto the existing teeth.
What makes these dentures unique is that the implants don't just screw in, they can be snapped into place. This means that they are removable and convenient for you to clean your denture with ease.
Snap-in dentures are normally used when one has no teeth but enough bone to support a dental implant.
This denture is placed on top of your gums and is held in place with implants. Depending on your needs, it can be placed on the lower or upper jaw. This overdenture is also removable.
These are dentures of the upper teeth. If you’re missing teeth in the upper jaw, upper dentures might be your best solution.
These are sometimes the most cost-effective type of dentures in the short term. However, they’re generic dentures, meaning they don’t fit comfortably, look fake and break easily. We do not provide these as no patient will never be happy with them. Even our temporary healing dentures are higher quality than these cookie cutter, pieces of cheap plastic.