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Types of Dentures Available

Without a full set of teeth, life becomes much more difficult, for it not only affects your ability to chew, but it often lowers your self-esteem and changes the way you speak, as well. Fortunately, here at the Hazel Park, MI, office of your dentist, Dr. Thomas Weigel, we offer several types of dentures that will restore your missing teeth and improve your smile—read on to learn more! 

Full dentures improve both appearance and function

Full dentures consist of a row of artificial teeth mounted to a pink base that looks like gum tissue. The dentures can be used to replace all of your teeth or just the teeth in your upper or lower jaw. Full dentures are designed specifically for your mouth and are made from an impression of your gums taken after you've healed completely from tooth extractions. Your Hazel Park dentist will check the fit of your dentures periodically and make adjustments as needed. 

Immediate dentures make adjusting to dentures easier

Immediate dentures are placed in your mouth just a few minutes after any remaining teeth are extracted. The dentures are made from impressions of your mouth taken a few weeks before your extractions.

These dentures help reduce bleeding, speed the adjustment process, help you speak more clearly and ensure that you'll never have to face the world without teeth. As your mouth heals and changes, your immediate dentures will need to be readjusted. Immediate dentures may be replaced with full dentures after healing is completed to ensure that they continue to fit well. 

Implant-supported dentures offer a new option

In addition to their general role of replacing single missing teeth, dental implants can also be used to support your dentures. The titanium dental implants bond to your jawbone and act as synthetic tooth roots. Your dentures are attached directly to four or more implants or connected to a metal framework that is adhered to the implants.

Implant-supported dentures improve your biting power and won't budge when you eat or speak. 

Overdentures offer an excellent option if you have tooth remnants

Do you have a few tooth remnants in your mouth? If the roots are healthy, your dentist may recommend overdentures that fit over these compromised teeth. Retaining healthy tooth roots will keep your jawbone strong. 

Interested? Give us a call

Restore your smile with dentures! Call your Hazel Park, MI, dentist, Dr. Thomas Weigel, at (248) 544-9010 to schedule an appointment.

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