Information About the Different Types of Dentures

Published: 24th September 2009
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If you are one of the many people who need one of the various forms of dentures, you will want to know what your options are. Dentures can become an important part of your lifestyle if you are in need of them and that is why it is so important to pick the best ones for your own personal situation. In the following article, we will review four different types of dentures that are on the market.

On average, a person will get new dentures only once or twice during their lifetime. Thankfully, dentures are not something that you have to keep going back to your dentist for, unless, of course, there is some sort of manufacturing problem. Since the early 1990's, there have been many new advances in the denture world, making dentures a more pleasant experience than they once were. Depending on your dental needs and budget, there are four different types of dentures for you to choose from.

Standard dentures are for those people who have lost all their original teeth or the remainder of their original teeth were pulled. These dentures have been used for quite some time now. Luckily, these dentures are a little more comfortable than they used to be. New advances have led to dentists everywhere into making standard dentures with more comfortable, better fitting materials. If you have lost all of your original teeth, standard dentures are your best option.

Immediate dentures are actually not dentures at all. So, when you hear your dentist talking about immediate dentures, he or she is just referring to the temporary dentures that you will be fitted with after having any bad teeth pulled or extracted. These "dentures" will be used when the patient is being fitted for other dentures or when they are having other procedures done that may require them to be fitted for dental veneer or other materials. The most expensive dentures on the list will be dental implants. A full set of dental implants can be a very expensive endeavor. This option is great if you have enough money, but most people cannot even consider this option because of its high cost.

Dental implants are the best denture solution. A dentist will insert posts into the patient's mouth and once those posts are healed into place, the dentist will snap the dental implants into place. Dental implants are most like having real teeth.

Last, but not least, are Cu-Sil dentures. If you have a lot of teeth left in your mouth that you are planning on being there for awhile, Cu-Sil dentures are not what you are looking for. On the other hand, these dentures are also a bad choice for people who do not have enough of their real teeth left. There have been many problems with this form of denture, so be sure to discuss this option with your dentist thoroughly.

Cosmetic dentistry treatments such as teeth whitening and placement of porcelain veneers can improve your smile's appearance.

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