Types of Dentures
If you have any questions about dentures and if they are right for you, we suggest you schedule an appointment with Dr. Miller. We will first determine if any of your natural teeth can be preserved and take an impression of your mouth. Dentures at Meridian Dental Care are always custom made just for you and we ensure the best fit possible so you can live your daily life with no interruptions.
Here are the primary types of dentures that we will consider during your consultation with Dr. Miller.
A Complete Denture is placed in the patient’s mouth after all the teeth have been extracted and the gum tissue has healed. Healing takes anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, depending upon the patient. Complete dentures help fill out the appearance of your face and increase the muscular support for the tissue surrounding your mouth, making it easier to talk, eat and more.
An overdenture used to requires that at least 2 roots be kept. These roots may be used to hold the denture in place by placing inserts in the roots and in the denture. The denture then attaches to the roots. These roots also give support to the denture and help retain the ridge the denture sits on.
Dental implants can also assist in the retention and esthetic design of a partial denture.