If you suffer from tooth loss, you’re not alone. In fact, approximately 26% of Americans between the ages of 65 and 75 have lost all of their teeth. While there are many methods for replacing lost teeth, one of the most cost effective and convenient options is a set of removable dentures.
There are several different types of dentures available, including standard, partial, and cosmetic dentures. Talk to one of our dentists to determine which kind will best suit your needs.
Standard Full Dentures
Standard full dentures are used when a full set of upper and lower replacement teeth are needed. They are made of a pliable metal material, which makes it easy for them to suction to your mouth. However, if you choose standard full dentures, you will need to make routine visits to the dentist. Because standard full dentures are malleable, they may experience shrinkage. If not corrected, this change can result in atrophy of the jawbone.
If you only need to replace a few teeth rather than an entire set, then partial dentures are the right option for you. Partial dentures consist of a single-piece fitting that is supported by your remaining teeth and gums. In addition to being more comfortable, this type of denture is more secure than standard full dentures.
If you’re looking for dentures that look as natural as possible, choose cosmetic dentures. Many people prefer cosmetic dentures over regular ones, which tend to become loose over time. Cosmetic dentures are superior because they are made from a unique acrylic base which virtually eliminates any chance of your dentures shrinking or warping.
Don’t settle for tooth loss; call the Apex Dental office today to inquire about getting a set of removable dentures. This inexpensive, low maintenance tooth replacement technique can give you your old smile back.