Though many advances have been made in the field of dentistry, loss of teeth
is still an ongoing problem In the United States, 26% of adults between the ages
of sixty-five and seventy-five have lost all of their teeth. Currently, there
are a number of options available for people who have lost their teeth. One of
the most versatile and affordable is a set of removable dentures.
Standard Full Dentures
Standard full dentures are ones that comprise a full set of upper and lower
teeth. This type of denture uses suction to stay in place. However, it is for this reason that
standard full dentures require routine visits to the dentist. The
dentures are susceptible to shrinkage, thus creating an ill-fitting prosthetic
that will result in the atrophy of the jawbone.
Partial dentures are dentures that replace only a limited number of teeth,
and not an entire set. They are much more secure than
standard full dentures, and are more comfortable.
Implants are installed in the mouth so that the dentures have
something to hold onto. The cosmetic denture will either rest on or snap onto
the implant. What this does is allow the denture to stay in place without the
chance of it moving around, which makes the denture more comfortable than a
If you are in need of dentures or partials, give Dr. Head a call for a
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