What You Should Know About Dentures

woman looking at dentures in dentist office

Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that can be easily removed and reinserted into your mouth. Dentures have gone through many changes over the years, and now they look and feel more natural than ever. While they will never feel exactly like your real teeth, dentures become more comfortable and feel more natural after taking some time to get used to them.

Types of Dentures

There are two main types of dentures: partial and full. Depending on your specific needs, your dentist will help you choose which type of denture is best for you.

Full Dentures

Full dentures have a flesh-color acrylic base that fits over your gums. The top denture adheres to the roof of your mouth and the bottom is shaped like a horseshoe to fit around the tongue. The two types of full dentures are conventional dentures and immediate dentures.

Conventional dentures are placed in your mouth after all teeth are removed and you have finished healing. The healing process can take months, which during that time you are without teeth.

Immediate dentures are placed in your mouth immediately after the extraction process, which means that you never have to be without teeth. However, the dentures will have to be realigned after some time due to the bone that supported the teeth reshaping itself during the healing process.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures rest on metal framework and attach to your natural teeth, which sometimes have crowns placed on them to serve as anchors for the denture. This is a removable alternative to bridges.

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If you would like to schedule a dental appointment to learn more about dentures, contact local dentist in Newburgh, Dr. Michael Koumas.


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