By Sood Family Dental
March 06, 2019
Category: Dentures
Tags: Dentures  

There are several options among dentures for replacing missing or extracted teeth. Dentures are often used to replace an entire row of Dentureteeth, but they can also be used even when some natural teeth still remain. The natural teeth can remain intact while the dentures are used to fill in the gaps where teeth are missing. A dentist can recommend the type of dentures that are appropriate for your needs. At Sood Family Dental, Dr. Sood is your dentist for dentures in Shelby Township, MI.

Partial and Complete Dentures

Many varieties of dentures are available for restoring both your smile and normal tooth functioning. The two main types of dentures are partial and complete. Partial dentures are used when a patient still has some natural teeth and does not need to replace a full row of teeth. Complete dentures are also referred to as full dentures as they are used to replace a full row of missing teeth.

Two commonly used varieties of partial dentures include transitional and removable partial dentures. Removable partial dentures are a long-term option for filling in the gaps from missing or extracted teeth. Transitional partial dentures are usually given to patients following tooth extraction. Patients wear the transitional partial dentures temporarily while waiting for the mouth to heal from the extraction. Once healed, patients can begin wearing removable partial dentures, which tend to be more comfortable as they are a bit lighter in weight.

There are three types of complete or full dentures available. Like transitional partial dentures, immediate full dentures are meant to be worn temporarily while the mouth heals from an extraction or other procedure. Immediate full dentures are eventually replaced with conventional full dentures, which are custom made for each patient and are intended for long-term use.

The third type of full denture is an implant-supported overdenture. This type of denture is held in place with dental implants, which are placed securely in the jawbone and function similarly to the roots of natural teeth. The dental implants anchor the dentures securely in place so there is no worry about them slipping out of place. Dr. Sood can recommend which dentures are right for you.

There are several denture options and one is right for you. For dentures in Shelby Township, schedule an appointment with Dr. Sood by calling Sood Family Dental at (586) 207-1471.

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Dentist in Shelby Township, MI
Sood Family Dental
56732 Van Dyke Avenue
Shelby Township, MI 48316
(586) 207-1471
 

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