Dentures can replace some or all missing teeth. Depending on your personal needs, there are different types to choose from.
- Traditional Complete Dentures – This type of denture is fitted for the natural anatomy of your mouth, and replaces all of the upper and/or lower teeth.
- Overdentures – Giving dentures more stability and a better fit, an overdenture is a type of denture that is placed over dental implants and typically “snaps” onto the implants.
- Partial Dentures – A removable partial denture attaches to your natural teeth with clasps that keep them in place, completing your smile by filling out the spaces created by missing teeth. Your natural teeth are used as stable supports for removable partial dentures instead of dental implants.
All types of dentures will experience wear over time and will need to be replaced or realigned in order to maintain proper jaw alignment. The alignment of your jaw will slowly change as the bone and gum ridges shrink due to teeth extraction.
Regular dental examinations at Louisville Dental Associates, your Louisville dentistry provider of choice, are essential for regular evaluation of oral tissues for potential changes or the development of gum disease.