Approximately 41.23 million Americans used dentures in 2019 and the number is expected to grow in the coming years. For people who have unhealthy teeth or multiple missing teeth, getting fitted with dentures can be a great option.
At Grove Street Family Dentistry, we offer restorative dentistry options, including different types of dentures for people who do not have teeth.
What are Dentures?Dentures are removable oral devices used to replace missing teeth. They typically consist of a flesh-colored acrylic base, which is equipped with a number of artificial porcelain teeth. There are two types of dentures: complete dentures and partial dentures.
Complete dentures are recommended when a person has no teeth at all. These upper dentures are made to stay in place with the help of the palate while the lower dentures are horseshoe-shaped and made to accommodate the tongue.
There are two types of complete dentures:
Partial dentures are used when you have a few natural and healthy teeth left in your mouth. Partial dentures consist of a metal framework equipped with a pink base and prosthetic teeth. The metal framework helps the dentures to attach to your natural teeth. Partial dentures are not used not just to replace lost teeth but also prevent the natural teeth in your mouth from moving out of position. Unlike bridges and dental implants that are irremovable, partial dentures can be taken out of the mouth.
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If you are interested in getting full or partial dentures, contact us at (360) 654-6464 and we will recommend the best dentures for you.