TYPES OF DENTURES

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF DENTURES

Your dentist will examine your teeth to determine which types of dentures are right for you and provide you with options that vary in price and complexity of procedure, including:

Full Dentures

Full dentures consist of both upper and lower sets, and are mainly used when all natural teeth are gone. Full dentures are removable and sit on top of the gums. With proper care and maintenance, full dentures can last anywhere from 5–10 years.

Full Dentures

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are recommended when 1 or more natural teeth need to be replaced. They are fixed to existing teeth, which helps to prevent future shifting.

Partial Dentures

Immediate Dentures

Immediate dentures are placed directly after teeth extraction. Your dentist will take measurements and models of your teeth beforehand so the dentures are ready for you to wear while your jaw is healing.

Fixed Bridge

A fixed bridge is used to replace missing teeth by surgically cementing an artificial tooth, known as a crown, to the remaining natural teeth on each side. Like all surgically fixed dentures—including implants, implant-supported dentures and snap-on dentures—fixed bridges tend to cost more than removable dentures.

Fixed Bridge

Cantilever bridge

A cantilever bridge is recommended when a molar is missing and there are no teeth on 1 side of it to support the bridge. One or more teeth on the other side are instead used for support.

Implants

Dental implants mimic the roots of your teeth. They are surgically placed into the bone and fuse with it over time for a natural fit. The implants are then “loaded” with a prosthetic, either immediately after surgery or within 6 months.

Partial Dentures

Implant-Supported Fixed Dentures

Implant-supported fixed dentures feature a crown that is secured to surgically inserted implants in your jawbone. It is then fixed in place with screws.

Partial Dentures

Snap-on dentures

Snap-on dentures are removable crowns that snap on and off of surgically inserted implants in your jawbone. They fasten securely so you can chew the foods you love without worrying about your dentures coming loose.

Partial Dentures

No matter which type of dentures you get, remember it’s important to take proper care of them. That’s why Polident® Denture Cleansers and Super Poligrip® Denture Adhesives are here to help you embrace life with dentures.