Types of Dentures By Danny O'Keefe D.D.S. on May 15, 2012

types of denturesIf you are missing a tooth or many teeth, it's important that you meet with a skilled dentist right away. By going to a Jackson cosmetic dentistry center, you will be able to find out if dentures are the right option for you. Dentures can help restore the appearance of your smile as well as your ability to chew normally. There are actually many different kinds of dentures available depending on your needs. We'd like to take a brief moment right now to look at these matters and discuss them in brief detail.

Candidacy for Dentures

The best candidates for dentures are people missing multiple teeth. In some cases, people missing many teeth will qualify for dental bridges. These are used when there are still enough remaining teeth to brace around. If not, dentures will be more ideal. A cosmetic dentist serving Jackson will be able to make this call for sure during your consultation. There are different kinds of dentures that may be used depending on your situation.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are used to replace missing teeth in a large section of the upper arch or lower arch. They are called partial dentures because they cover only part of a row of teeth, not the full row.

Full Dentures

Full dentures are used to replace an entire row of teeth, whether it's the upper arch or the lower arch. Tooth loss or tooth decay is usually very severe if we opt to use full dentures to meet a patient's needs.

Implant-Supported Dentures and Dental Bridges

Regular dentures are held in place using the remaining gum structure, though additional hold can be provided by denture creams. For the sturdiest hold possible, there is Jackson dental implants. These are artificial tooth roots that help anchor sets of artificial teeth in place. There is very little chance of slippage or coming loose if you have your dentures supported by dental implants, though you may not necessarily be a good candidate for dental implants. Placing them requires oral surgery as well as good gum health and sufficient bone density in the jaw.

Making the Right Decision for Your Needs

You no doubt have questions about dentures and partial dentures. To get the answers you need about artificial teeth and dental restoration, you need to stop by for a visit. While in our practice, we'll be sure to answer any questions that you have to your satisfaction so you can make a good decision about your dental heatlh.

Contact Our Dental Care Practice for a Consultation

Since there are may different concerns and considerations when it comes to dentures, it's very important that you contact our Flowood, Mississippi cosmetic dentistry practice for a consultation. During this visit to our practice, we will be able to assess your situation and determine the best possible kind of dentures to meet your needs.

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Family Dental Care

At Family Dental Care in Flowood, MS, Dr. Danny O'Keefe and his experienced team provide patients from throughout the greater Jackson area with superior general, cosmetic, and restorative dental care. Our office is equipped with modern dental technology and we offer complete sedation services to enhance patient comfort. Dr. O'Keefe is affiliated with:

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  • The Academy of General Dentistry
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