Removable Dentures

Tooth loss does more than affect a person’s self-image, it can also affect their ability to eat and talk, and if left untreated, can lead to other health disorders. While there are several options for treatment, one reliable and time-tested method is full or partial dentures.

Removable Dentures – Canton, MS

Tooth loss does more than affect a person’s self-image, it can also affect their ability to eat and talk, and if left untreated, can lead to other health disorders. While there are several options for treatment, one reliable and time-tested method is full or partial dentures.

How Do Removable Dentures Work?

Dentures are made from a plastic resin that matches the color of natural gums. Prosthetic teeth project from the base are designed to look and function like your natural teeth. It is important for dentures to fit properly, both for your personal comfort and to ensure that they are stable when you are wearing them. It may take some time to get used to eating and talking while wearing dentures, but eventually the muscles, nerves, and ligaments in your mouth adjust, allowing you to resume life as usual.

Types of Dentures

There are many types of dentures, and your dentist will help you determine which kind best suits your individual needs.

Types of full dentures include:

  • Immediate Dentures – These are usually temporary and intended to help you adjust to wearing dentures. They do not fit as well as permanent dentures, but they do provide you with new teeth immediately after an extraction.
  • Conventional Full Dentures – After a period of time, permanent conventional dentures can be crafted to look like your natural teeth, function properly, and conform to your mouth with near-perfect accuracy.
  • Implant-Supported Dentures – To increase the stability of your dentures, it is possible to anchor them with the help of dental implants.

Types of partial dentures include:

  • Transitional Partials – These removable plastic dentures temporarily replace your missing teeth while keeping your natural teeth spaced properly as you wait for your mouth to heal from an extraction.
  • Removable Partials – These metal-based removable partials are lighter and less obtrusive than transitional partials. They are a little more expensive than plastic dentures, but will fit better.

If you or a loved one has ever considered dentures, contact Dental Solutions of Mississippi to schedule a consultation. We are experts at making sure your smile looks and feels great.