Dentures are one of the methods available to replace weak or missing teeth. While implants might be the more popular option in some cases, for various reasons not everyone can get implants. That might be because for whatever reason their mouth won’t support it, or they just simply don’t want to get the surgery. That’s where dentures come in. Let’s take a look at the different types of dentures offered by a dentist in Dania Beach.
Full dentures are dentures that are used to replace a full set of missing teeth. To replace teeth in the upper jaw, these dentures include a flesh-colored acrylic base that covers the gums and the roof of the mouth, allowing an entire set of false teeth to sit firmly. Full dentures for the lower mouth are similar, but the acrylic base is shaped like a horseshoe to avoid covering the tongue.
Partial dentures are used when just a few teeth are missing to fill the gap. 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 crowns on the natural teeth.
Dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years. At TLC Dental we offer both complete and partial dentures. Contact us today to learn more or to request a reservation to come in and see one of our highly trained dentists.