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By Tamara Simons, DDS
July 13, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

What your dentist in Roseville wants you to knowdentures

Choosing the right denture can be confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. Now you can have a denture that restores full chewing function and makes you look better. The right denture can help correct what wearing the wrong denture has done to your facial contours. Dr. Tamara Simons at Roseville Dentistry in Roseville, MN wants to introduce you to the many types of dentures available today.

A badly fitting denture can be uncomfortable and irritating to wear. It can also put pressure on your jaw which can cause the bone to diminish over time. Less bone means diminished facial contours and a sagging jawline.

To help restore bone and facial contours, nothing beats an overdenture. An overdenture is supported by four to six dental implants which are placed during a simple in-office procedure. The overdenture is snapped in place over the implants. For more information about fixed dentures please visit the fixed dentures page on the website at http://www.simonsteeth.com/dentures.html

Removable dentures are also available and replace an entire arch of missing teeth. You can choose from:

  • Immediate dentures, which you receive immediately after your teeth are extracted so you never have to live without teeth; a permanent denture can be made later on.
  • Conventional dentures, which you receive after a healing period of usually 6 to 8 weeks; with conventional dentures, you don’t have to wear two different dentures.

If you are missing just a few teeth, partial dentures are the perfect choice. You can choose from:

  • Transitional partial dentures which function to maintain the space from extracted teeth; you wear them while you are waiting for implants to be placed.
  • Removable partial dentures which have acrylic teeth and gums on a metal framework; they are designed to permanently replace missing teeth.

For more information about removable dentures and partials please visit the removable denture page on the website at http://www.simonsteeth.com/library/7741/RemovableDentures.html

A well-fitting, beautiful denture can make all the difference in how you look and feel. For more information about denture options and treatment, call Dr. Simons at Roseville Dentistry in Roseville, MN. Call today and find out more about what the right denture can do for you!