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TYPES OF DENTURES AT SUMMERLIN DENTAL SOLUTIONS TO GET YOUR SUMMERLIN SMILES

February 20, 2022

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Types of Dentures at Summerlin Dental Solutions To Get Your Summerlin Smiles

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If you are interested in the types of Dentures and Denture Costs, this may help you find what you were looking for at your Summerlin Dental Office.

Dentures have traditionally been a dental solution to restore a patient’s missing teeth. Today, you can benefit from modern dentures in order to restore the form, function, and aesthetics of your natural teeth.

When your Summerlin dentist suggests that you need dentures, the first thing you want to know is what type of dentures will suit your needs best. And, of course, you need to know what the cost of your dentures will be.

Here’s a brief guide to help you understand the different types of dentures and their cost

 

Q: HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED DENTURES?

If some of your teeth are missing in your mouth, you will probably need to see a dentist that makes dentures.

On your initial visit to your Summerlin dentist, you need to get a comprehensive exam. This diagnostic process is the first step to check your teeth, gums, and surrounding tissues.

If you have some of your teeth missing, you can discuss with your doctor if dentures are the suitable treatment for you.

DENTURES: THE FIRST SIGNS TO WATCH FOR

It is always essential to have a consultation with your dentist before you start a treatment plan.

However, some warning signs may predict you may need to wear dentures in the future.

These Signs May Include:

  • Missing teeth
  • Severe dental pain or toothache
  • Swollen/red gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Difficulty when chewing or biting

Q: IF I DO NEED DENTURES WHAT TYPE SHOULD I GET?

When you need dentures, the first thing you have to decide with your doctor is the type of dentures you want or need.

Basically, you need to know all about the types of dentures and cost.

Luckily, there have been lots of advances in modern dentistry in this field. Today, they can be digitally made at dental labs and fixed by dental implants. Digital manufacturing allows dentures to  perfectly fit your mouth without so many adjustments as in the past.

Here are the main types of dentures used in dentistry today:

A: FULL DENTURES  vs.  PARTIAL DENTURES

In broad terms, there are two main types of dentures:

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A FULL DENTURE

They take up the whole upper or lower jaw to replace all your missing teeth. Full dentures are designed to replace all of a patients’ teeth at once. They are usually fixed or removable and made of acrylic.

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Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are used to replace some of your teeth, but not the entire set of upper or lower teeth.

They are made and designed to restore a part of your mouth.

Partial dentures can restore that part of your mouth that is making you feel so uncomfortable due to the lack of teeth and the impossibility to chew, bite or even smile properly.

REMOVABLE DENTURES vs. FIXED DENTURES

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Removable Dentures

They are generally complete dentures that replace your whole set of upper or lower teeth.

These are the types of traditional dentures you may picture inside a glass of water on your night table. Removable dentures need to be cleaned at night in water or with denture cleansers to avoid drying out.

As a patient, you may need some time to get used to your removable dentures, when speaking, chewing or smiling.

ADVANTAGES: 

  • You can regain your Summerlin smile at a lower cost
  • You will be able to chew, speak and smile again
  • Easy to teeth clean at home
  • Easy to adapt, within 1 or 2 weeks.

DISADVANTAGES:

  • Removable dentures need daily teeth cleaning and removal
  • Removable dentures can bring along embarrassing situations if they come out unexpectedly
  • Nutrition can be affected due to difficulty to eat
  • Removable dentures that are not implant-fixed to the jaw can lead to bone loss.

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Fixed Dentures

They are typically made on an acrylic base that resembles your natural gum tissue. They cover your jaw and the artificial teeth fit over your gums.

With the advance of implant treatments in dentistry, fixed dentures have become a solution to avoid the discomfort of removable dentures coming out of your mouth, or the use of adhesives to keep the denture in place. Fixed dentures can be fitted by implant support treatments such as  All-On-4®, or by a fixed implant reconstruction with dental crowns.

ADVANTAGES: 

  • You forget about the discomfort of dentures coming out and embarrassing situations
  • They hold your jaw and bone structure, making your facial features remain in place
  • Fixed dentures restore your missing teeth in a safe and stable way
  • They improve your smile and enhance self-confidence as they look more natural

DISADVANTAGES:

  • The cost of fixed dentures is of course higher than that of removable dentures
  • You need to have implants placed to attach to your dentures permanently which means it is a surgical process
  • You need more office visits for maintenance and cleaning since this cannot be done at home.

Get to Know the DentistIMG_8760-1.jpg-MINNESOTA-PHOTO-1-300x249

Dr. Marianne Cohan was voted The Best Dentist/ Dental Office and Best Cosmetic Dentist from The Las Vegas Review Journal in 2020 and 2021. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1992.

With an emphasis on cosmetic, complete makeovers and implant dentistry, Dr. Cohan is committed to continuing education and feels that we never stop learning.  Dr. Cohan takes pride in using high powered magnification to perform minimally invasive restorative dentistry. She uses all of the latest technological advances including digital radiography, digital photography, computer simulations and high-resolution pictures of your proposed treatment on 55 inch screens.  She also utilizes CBCT (cone beam) and laser technology.  Dr. Cohan is always available to her patients and is available for any dental emergency.

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