Dentures are used to replace weak, damaged, or missing teeth. They can be both permanent and removable and can be made for the full mouth or just part of the mouth. Let’s take a look at the different kinds of dentures in Miami and the benefits of each.
Full dentures are just what they sound like. They are a complete set of teeth to replace either a full mouth of missing or damaged teeth. Full dentures include a flesh-colored acrylic base that covers the gums and the roof of the mouth. This allows for the dentures to sit firmly in the mouth. Prior to full dentures being inserted, your dentist will remove any teeth that might be left.
Partial dentures are used when just a few teeth are missing. Partial dentures can be attached to natural teeth in several ways, the most conventional of which uses metal clasps that grip the natural teeth. Partial dentures can also be attached to the crowns of natural teeth. Crowns can actually improve the fit of the dentures.
Implant-supported dentures are attached to implants in the jawbone that extend outward from the gums. A dentist surgically fits these implants over the course of one or more visits, and they remain in place. An advantage to implant-supported dentures is that they are more stable than other types of dentures, especially in the lower jaw where conventional dentures are most likely to slip out of place.
Do You Need Dentures in Miami?
At Floridian Dental Group, we offer dentures for whatever you may need. Contact us today for more information, or to schedule a consultation.