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Complete guide to dentures: types, benefits, and care tips

Are you looking for information about denture types and their differences? Do you need help deciding which option to choose?

Whether you are a long-time patient or just joining us, our blog shares valuable insights about the most common types of dentures to help you understand the benefits and differences between each one, as well as daily care and cleaning tips.

A dentist holds dentures that can help patients achieve a perfect smile, as well as chewing and speaking functionalities.

Types of Dentures and Their Benefits

Dentures are meant to improve a person's smile, chewing ability, and speech. However, there are various types of dentures available, each with its own advantages and suitability. Let's explore these differences to help you decide which type of denture may be the best fit for you.

  • Full  or complete Dentures

One of the most common types of dentures available, full dentures are usually needed when you lose all of your teeth. People who wear full dentures may sometimes denture adhesive to keep them in place during the day and take them out at night before going to sleep. These dentures are usually easy to clean . It is recommended that these dentures are remade every 5 years to ensure a good fit and prevent irreversible damage to underlying bone structure from ill fitting dentures.

  • Partial Dentures

If you still have remaining teeth, partial dentures are most likely your dentist’s choice. The main advantage of partial dentures is that they have clasps that go around your remaining teeth providing more control and stability. 

  • Immediate Dentures

Some patients might have to undergo tooth extractions before wearing new dentures. Immediate dentures are designed to be a temporary solution, as they provide you with a new set of teeth, but also allow your gums to heal while your final denture is made. 

  • Implant-supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures are a type of dentures that are designed to be worn permanently. They are a great option if you are looking for a more stable solution. However, it's important to note that implant-supported dentures require a more thorough cleaning process as they can't be removed like other types. It is crucial to maintain optimal dental hygiene when going with implant-supported dentures.


Cleaning and Daily Care

One of the most important things that general dentists say about dentures is that they also need to be properly cared for, just as regular teeth. Make sure to remove your dentures at the end of the day and brush them with tooth and paste for optimal oral health. It is also important to remember to keep your dentures soaked in warm water to prevent them from changing their shape and losing their stability. Proper care and maintenance will help you with your overall oral health and allow your dentures to last longer. 

If you are looking for extra information regarding denture types and daily care, don’t hesitate to check our blog post on what you need to know before getting dentures.   

Dentures in London, Ontario

Now that you have gathered precious information about the different types of dentures available and know their benefits and advantages, why not take the next step? At Cosmo Dental Centre, we offer a wide range of dentures and dental services, providing optimal oral health and the smile of your dreams. Don’t hesitate to call us, and let us solve your dental needs!


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