If you are in a situation where you are missing most or all of your natural teeth, it’s important to have a solution that looks natural and performs well. Dentures are the most affordable option available.

What are dentures?

Dentures are a custom fitted prosthetic that sit directly on the gums that replace most or all of your natural teeth. Whether the result of an injury or declining oral health, they are a fantastic option to restore the look and feel of healthy, natural teeth. A fast and cost effective solution to fix severe tooth loss, they are also easy to use.

What are the different types of dentures?

There are three types:

  1. partial denture that replaces many but not all teeth.
  2. traditional denture that replaces all teeth.
  3. fixed denture that holds in place by dental implants. 

Traditional and partial dentures do not require surgery. While they both sit directly onto the gums, traditional dentures rely on suction to stay in place while partials hold onto the existing teeth to stay in the mouth. Both are easy to remove, provide quick access for cleaning, and can be immediately used.

Fixed dentures are not removable and are permanently held in place using dental implants. Only a dentist can remove them after installation. However they should not be removed unless there is something wrong with the implant or fixed denture. With the proper care, they can last a lifetime and feels very natural. 

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What is the best denture adhesive or glue?

Due to the unique differences between individuals, there is no one brand of denture adhesive that works the best for everyone. Denture adhesives enhance comfort, increase retention and stability, and improves the function of dentures which all leads to increased confidence, well-being, and satisfaction. While denture adhesives improve the effectiveness of dentures, they still cannot fully compensate for significant denture deficiencies. The best way to predictably compensate for those denture deficiencies is to anchor them on implants.