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Types of Dentures Available

Are you a little confused by all of the denture options available? Your Omaha, NE, dentists at Millard Hills Dental Health Center can help you decide which of these denture choices is best for you.

Full dentures

When you think about dentures, full dentures are probably what you picture. These removable dentures feature a row of artificial teeth set in a pink base that resembles gum tissue. They're held in place by suction and denture adhesive.

Full dentures are an option after your mouth has healed from any tooth extractions. During your visit to the Omaha, NE, dental office, your dentist will take an impression of your gums. The impression helps technicians create a denture that securely fits the ridges in your gums. You'll need to have your dentures adjusted or relined periodically, as your mouth will change naturally over time.

Immediate dentures

Immediate dentures look just like full dentures but are placed in your mouth right after tooth extractions. Dental technicians begin working on your new dentures several weeks before your extraction appointment using an impression of your mouth. When you arrive for your appointment, your new dentures will be waiting for you.

Immediate dentures reduce bleeding, improve your appearance, and help you adjust to eating and speaking with your prosthesis in place. As your mouth heals, the dentures will need to be relined, rebased, or replaced with full dentures.

Removable partial dentures

Partial dentures replace a few missing teeth in a row. They're held in place by clasps that hook over adjoining teeth or precision attachments attached to dental crowns.

Implant-supported dentures

Implant-supported dentures offer another option if you'd like to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are small, screw-like posts that replace tooth roots. Made of biocompatible titanium, implants bond to your jawbone, becoming a permanent part of the bone.

Dental implants are often paired with dental crowns to replace one or two missing teeth but can also be connected to dentures. One denture can be connected to as few as four dental implants per arch. Implant-supported dentures offer better biting power than full or immediate dentures and help keep your jawbone strong.

Restore your missing teeth with dentures! Call (402) 895-2085 to schedule an appointment with your dentists in Omaha, NE, at Millard Hills Dental Health Center.

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