What types of dentures are available?
Anyone who has lost one or more teeth usually wants them replaced as quickly as possible so that they can carry on with their normal life. The best type of denture and whether it is a good idea to have one at all will depend on a number of different factors – such as whether there are still neighboring teeth on both sides of the gap in the teeth and how healthy they are, and whether there are still teeth above or below the gap. Other things to consider include oral health and oral hygiene, as well as age and lifestyle factors. Their personal preferences and expectations, ability to pronounce words and chew properly and – last, but not least – the costs will play a role too.
There are fixed and removable types of dentures. Crowns and bridges, for example, are fixed permanently to the teeth, but there are also different types of removable dentures available.
Artificial teeth can be attached to remaining teeth or dental implants. Dental implants are artificial roots anchored in the jaw. The various types of dentures can also be combined in different ways: A crown might be fixed on top of a dental implant, and then a partial denture could be fixed on top of the crown.