Which Type of Dentures Is Right for Me?

Replacing your missing teeth certainly provides aesthetic benefits, but the truth is that prosthetic teeth also support your overall health and mental well-being. Dentures can boost your confidence, restore clear speech, and enable you to eat your favorite foods again 一 and several different types of dentures can help you reach those goals.

There are many factors that help determine which type is best for you. This includes how many teeth you’re missing, which teeth are missing, and if you’re a candidate for dental implants.

If you’re missing teeth, we encourage you to visit us here in Cleveland, Ohio. Led by Benedict Kim, DDS, the team at A Caring Dental Group provides partial dentures, full dentures, implant-supported dentures, and immediate dentures, plus relines and denture repairs here in our on-site denture lab.

In the meantime, let’s take a look at the types of dentures we offer and a few tips for considering each one.

Traditional full dentures

Constructed in-house by our team of licensed denturists, traditional full dentures replace either your upper row of teeth, your lower row of teeth, or both. Dentures are removable prosthetics consisting of an acrylic base with prosthetic teeth. They’re intended to be removable; you’ll remove and soak them each night.

You might consider traditional full dentures if:

Here at A Caring Dental Group, we offer immediate dentures so you’ll never have to be without teeth. Whether you lost your teeth due to injury, illness, or decay, our team can restore your smile so you can eat and speak with confidence. 

Partial dentures

As the name suggests, partial dentures replace only some of your teeth. This allows you to keep as many of your natural teeth as possible. Like full dentures, partial dentures are removed and soaked each night. 

Partial dentures may be right for you if:

Research shows that partial dentures are incredibly beneficial for those who’ve lost their anterior teeth in accidents.

Once you decide that partial dentures are a good fit, Dr. Kim discusses which type of partials is right for you. We offer metal framework partial dentures as well as acrylic partial dentures.

Implant-supported dentures

Implant-supported dentures provide the coverage of full dentures with the support and stability of dental implants. Traditional dentures are held in place with suction and/or dental adhesive, but implant-supported dentures are permanently held in place through a few strategically placed implants. Dr. Kim and our team use the innovative Shatkin F.I.R.S.T. mini dental implant to support your dentures. The mini implants support an entire row of teeth, making these dentures much sturdier than traditional dentures. 

You might consider implant-supported dentures if:

Because implants support your dentures, you’ll never have to worry about your dentures sliding out of place.

Deciding on the right type of dentures

Missing teeth is stressful, but finding the right replacement doesn’t have to be. Here at A Caring Dental Group, our compassionate team is on a mission to restore your smile, whether that’s through implants, bridges, or dentures. 

After an exam and consultation with our professional dental care team, we can determine which type of denture is right for you, and, in many cases, we create your dentures while you wait. 

Give us a call at 216-251-8826, or use our convenient online scheduling tool to book your appointment today!

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