Types of Dentures
Modern techniques and materials mean that dentures can now be a far better fit, making eating and speaking much easier, and look far more natural. Dentures are one of the options when all or some of your teeth are missing. They are made to look as much like your natural teeth as possible, and today’s colour matching methods mean that they should appear almost indistinguishable from your remaining teeth.
There is an array of denture solutions available to meet patient needs, such as flexible, metal, partial, acrylic and immediate dentures. At MGA Dental we can advise patients on teeth replacements and treatments according to their needs.
Designed to adapt to gum and mouth shape, flexible dentures are comfortable to wear and do not require metal clasps or dental adhesives for secure positioning. Flexible dentures flex or suction perfectly into place and do not result in problems associated with traditional dentures. Patients with irregular mouth shape may be suited to flexible dentures.
Those who require h2er dentures for missing teeth may benefit from metal dentures. These are made of more comfortable titanium or cobalt chromium design, with the option of tooth coloured clasps. Attached to nearby teeth, metal dentures enhance tooth strength for improved chewing function
Partial dentures are easy to wear and patients soon adapt, bringing improved comfort when speaking and eating. Partial dentures can replace one or more missing teeth.
Acrylic dentures are considered a more affordable denture treatment option. They are able to replace one or multiple missing teeth. Acrylic dentures are an ideal solution when patients are vulnerable to further tooth loss or extraction, such as periodontal disease, as they can be added to or extended.
Overdentures are a type of denture fitted over or attached to either root-filled tooth roots or dental implants. This technique gives the denture greater stability, support and retention. Overdentures are a more stable alternative to traditional denture fixtures.