Types of Dentures: How to Choose the One That’s Right for You

Denture Options at SEDA Dental: Find Your Perfect Smile Solution

A single missing tooth can permanently alter the function and alignment of your smile. If
there’s too much space, the surrounding teeth may become out of alignment. Some
teeth tilt inward, while others “super-erupt” from the socket, and some are closer to
each other. When there are multiple teeth involved—or all of them—you need an
efficient way to restore your smile. For full arch restoration, dentures are extremely
possible.

Dentures are one of the most sought-after and budget-friendly tooth replacement
options. Additionally dental implant procedures can complement your denture treatment.
The various tooth replacement services offered by our prosthodontist at SEDA Dental of Boynton
Beach
are now more accessible than ever. All you have to do is decide which type of
denture or alternative-denture implant system is best for you.

Traditional Full Dentures (“Plates”)

Conventional dentures are removable acrylic appliances that rest on your gums and rely
on suction for support. These full dentures are good for the upper teeth because the
roof of your mouth keeps them in place. A lower denture is sometimes an option, though
people may need to use adhesive. Because of the way they fit, not everyone has
enough of a bone ridge to support a lower denture but almost anyone can wear an
upper plate.
Traditional dentures need to be properly fitted, so that they don’t float over your gums or
move around, leading to soreness. Sometimes it can be difficult to communicate clearly
with them, or they may feel loose when you’re talking. It can also be difficult to chew
food without proper treatment.
To get a great fitting denture, it’s best to work with a prosthodontic specialist like the one
at SEDA Dental in Boynton Beach. Our traditional dentures can quickly replace all your
teeth and are the most cost-effective option.

 

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures replace a limited number of missing teeth. If you’re only missing one or
two teeth, then it makes sense to replace those with a bridge or partial. There’s no
reason to pull all the healthy teeth when only a few need to be replaced.

A partial needs to be removed and cleaned daily, just like a full denture. For a partial
denture to work, you do need to have some healthy teeth left for the partial to clip
around.

 

Overdentures (Implant Supported Dentures)

Overdentures are a type of dental prosthesis that combines a removable denture plate
and a few dental implants. Overdentures are held in place by the dental implants
throughout the day but removed at night. The implants prevent slippage and movement
common in traditional dentures.
Overdentures might be a good option if your denture is prone to shifting or rocking
throughout the day.

 

All-on-4 Dental Implants (Hybrid Permanent Dentures)

An All-on-4 system is a natural-looking tooth restoration solution that spans the entire width of your
upper or lower arch. But it doesn’t rest against your gums. Rather, it’s permanently
affixed over dental implants. This “U”-shaped restoration follows your natural smile for
an improved fit that doesn’t cover the roof of your mouth.
The All-on-4 system is designed to maximize aesthetics and oral function. You can
choose the color, shape and size of your new teeth. Pink porcelain or acrylic is used as
the foundation that the teeth are set into and then attached to the implants.
Even though the All-on-4 replaces all of your teeth in that arch at once, it is only secured
on top of four implants. That’s because implants are strong enough to support the
weight of multiple teeth at a time.

 

All-on-6 Implants

What is the difference between an All-on-4 and All-on-6 dental implant system? The
number of implants that are used to support your full arch prosthesis. The minimum
number of implants is four. Sometimes, however, your bite may need additional stability
so additional implants may be necessary. Six implants can help stabilize your
restoration if four are not enough.

 

Implant and Denture Specialists in Boynton Beach

Our board-certified prosthodontist and periodontist accept referrals from your current
dentist, but new patients can call our office directly. As a multi-specialty practice, we
provide advanced services that aren’t typically available in a family dental practice.
Whether you need the help of our prosthodontist to create your new denture or our gum
specialist to provide you with implants, our specialists provide the specific type of
service that you need and communicate closely to ensure the best care possible.


Call SEDA Dental in Boynton Beach today to book a consultation. Be sure to ask about
our flexible payment options for affordable denture solutions!