A large part of the world is made up of seniors, people aged 65 or older. Their care and proper maintenance has a variety of solutions, just like the issue of their teeth falling out is solved by dentures. With the advancement of technology and science, now there are many types of dentures to choose from, all of them boasting the same benefit of having teeth for life, but they generally are suited for different purposes. Still, it is undeniable that some options are indefinitely better than the rest. These are the common options a dentist may offer to you regarding dentures:
Immediate Dentures: As the name suggests, these are dentures that are provided on the same day as your tooth/teeth removal. The benefit of immediate dentures is users don’t have to wait a while for dentures nor do they have to experience living without teeth; they immediately have dentures that can be used while the gums and mouth heal from the removal.
Conventional Dentures: Conventional dentures are designed to replace your upper or lower teeth. They are not immediate but rather require a few appointments in order to be completely fitted. This is because they are custom made. The benefit of these is that they provide a natural look to your teeth.
Overdentures: Looking just as good and natural as conventional dentures, overdentures are made to fit over your dental implants or remaining teeth in order to provide secure implanted teeth and a stable, comfortable feel for your mouth. There are also other benefits of overdentures that include stimulating the bone in your jaw, giving your face a natural appearance and feel, and making the entire denture experience more comfortable.
Partial Dentures: For those who have lost a few or some teeth but not all, partial dentures are a good choice. They help in maintaining the remaining teeth, give you the full-teeth experience, and support your natural remaining teeth by taking the chewing impact.
Conventional Partial Dentures: This type of partial denture comes with clasps to attach to your remaining teeth. They provide a natural look all the while giving you partial dentures. There are different kinds of conventional partial dentures available.
If you haven’t lost all teeth, partial dentures are a good option. However, the better option, especially those with dental implants, is to opt for overdentures. When it comes to “today’s” best options for denture wearers, the overdentures easily take first place. They provide a comfortable denture wearing experience but also internally work to improve your gums, jaw, and support your remaining teeth. They even promote improved digestion as they are more stable than the other options which helps you to chew better. The stability, comfort, and appearance all make them the best of today’s denture options.