Types of Dentures Available

Restore your smile after tooth loss with dentures.

If you are missing teeth, then you may be wondering whether dentures are the right treatment option for replacing your teeth. Thanks to advancements in technology, our Merrimack, NH, dentist Dr. James Savickas and his family dentistry team can create natural, beautiful and durable dentures that make it easier to feel more confident in and comfortable with your smile.

There are four main types of dentures, 

  • Full dentures 
  • Partial dentures 
  • Immediate dentures 
  • Implant-supported dentures

There are many factors that our Merrimack, NH, family dentistry team will need to consider before deciding which type of dentures are best suited to you and your smile. Here are some things we will need to consider before choosing your dentures, 

The Number of Teeth You’re Replacing 

If you are dealing with total tooth loss, then full dentures are going to be the best way to replace all of your missing teeth. These prosthetics are fitted to your upper or lower teeth and stay in place by suctioning to the natural gum tissue. If you only need to replace some teeth, then partial dentures will be a better option for filling those gaps in your smile with natural-looking false teeth.

The Health of Your Remaining Teeth 

If you still have healthy teeth remaining then, partial dentures will be your best option. Of course, we need to make sure that the teeth remaining are healthy and strong enough to support your partial dentures. Since partial dentures require the support of your natural teeth to hold them into place, it’s important that we take X-rays of your teeth to make sure that they are strong and healthy enough for the job.

If You Need an Extraction 

Everything from severe decay or gum disease can lead to unhealthy teeth. If our dental team does decide to have several teeth extracted, it’s good to know that you won’t have to be without teeth while your mouth heals. This is where immediate dentures come into play. This type of dentures is provided to patients immediately after a tooth extraction so that they still have teeth to chew and speak while the gums heal from the procedure. 

If You Have a Healthy Jawbone 

If you have a strong, healthy jawbone despite tooth loss then you may be an ideal candidate for dental implants. Implants are artificial metal tooth roots that are placed into the jawbone where they support false teeth. Implants can support everything from a single dental crown to partial or even full dentures. Implants are also designed to last a lifetime, so if you’re looking for a more permanent solution this could be the right option for you. 

From family dentistry to dentures, our Merrimack, NH, dental team can provide you with the comprehensive dental care you’re looking for. Call us today at (603) 880-0712 to discuss your options.

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