7 Day Dental Denture Types

There is a large variety of denture types and choices for denture wearers. The different options are listed below:

Standard Dentures:

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Standard dentures are the general dentures made for patients already missing all of their teeth. As almost all dentures do, the top relies on suction to retain it and the underlying tissue for stability. The bottom relies of the tongue, its weight, and the underlying tissue for stability and retention. From the initial examination, to the final adjustments to the dentures size, it generally takes 4, or sometimes more appointments to make a set of standard dentures.

Immediate Dentures:

Usually these denture types only requires one or two appointments before insertion. This type of denture can be made before natural teeth are extracted, so the patient can have the denture immediately after the teeth are extracted. While this denture does become a permanent denture while the gums heal, most patients want new ones after the gums have healed form the extractions. This is usually due to sizing issues, and is why they are sometimes referred to as temporary dentures.

Cu-Sil Partial Dentures:

This partial denture type is for the patient missing nearly all their teeth on their arch. It has holes for the remaining teeth to fit through; silicone lining ensures it is retained. However this type of denture has a couple of disadvantages. Those are:

  • The lower dentures are prone to breakage, specifically if the patient grinds their teeth.
  • It takes longer to get this type of denture relined. Instead of having it done in about 6-8 hours, the denture must be send to a specialty lab where it may take up to a week to get done.

 

Overdentures:

This refers to any form of dentures that are inserted over existing teeth or their remnants. A main advantage to this is that the roots of the teeth are still in place, so the bone supporting them stays instead of resorbing into the body.

Implant Retained Dentures:

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These are the most expensive form of dentures. However they are very effective in retaining the bottom denture. This is because rather than relying on the tongue to hold the denture in place, a series of implants is placed in the jaw to hold the denture in place. After the implants are put in place a 3-6 month waiting period is needed before the implants can support a denture’s weight.

Mini Implant Dentures:

This is similar to the implant retained dentures but there are two significant differences. One of those is that mini implant dentures are cheaper. Another is that there is no waiting period after the mini implants are put in place, and they can immediately support a denture.

Duplicate Dentures:

This is an exact copy of the original denture, made right after the first denture that can be made cheap and quickly, and is usually made and kept for emergency use. A possible disadvantage to this denture is that it is finished without adjustments so sore spots can be an issue. The overall quality is not remarkably high, which may be correlative to the cost. However it is important to note that though the initial cost is cheaper than the primary denture, the cost of adjustments possibly needed may make the duplicate cost the same as the primary denture.

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Denture types by Chuck Le – Emergency Dentist

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