Are you thinking of renewing your traditional denture, or are you now needing dentures? It is an opportunity to see what current denturology can do for you. Today, 4 major dental prosthesis options are available to people in your situation. Each of them gives you back your chewing abilities while ensuring the aesthetics of your smile. On the other hand, these 4 different choices of dental prostheses have particularities as well as different advantages in the short, medium and long term.
Standard dental prostheses
These dental prostheses are economical to buy, and they ensure a well restored smile and proper chewing. Standard dentures take into account the opening and closing movements of your mouth measured by your denturologist. However, with this type of standard dental prosthesis, the movement of your chin during chewing is not calculated. They, therefore, allow movements that remain slightly limited. Standard dentures are suitable for people who have a jaw that is not degraded and healthy gums.
Semi-precision dental prostheses
As the name suggests, these dentures are a little more precise than standard prostheses. That is, they are partially adjusted to ensure the movements of the chin forward and to the left and right. These features make them slightly more adapted to the movements of the mouth, such as during chewing or the joint to speak. This type of dental prosthesis, therefore, provides a little more flexibility to chew than standard prostheses while offering a very attractive smile.
Precision dental prostheses
Precision dental prostheses are the best dentures of the day. They are much more personalized. That is, they are designed with the measurements of your mouth movements, and very precisely. It includes opening and closing movements, chin forward, and lateral movements. Perfectly adapted to your morphology, they offer the best comfort with excellent chewing abilities, and also a very aesthetic dentition. The first three dental prosthesis choices presented so far are traditional prostheses in the so-called denture category. They are removable and must be removed every day for maintenance and rest of the mouth. The teeth they present are composed of acrylic or acrylic-composite that perfectly mimics natural teeth. Some may be porcelain, although this material is less and less used.
Dental prostheses on implants
Here’s what denturology offers you today: prostheses on dental implants. These are precision dental prostheses adapted to your morphology and the movements of your mouth. They offer unrivaled comfort, stability, and durability. The teeth, also made of acrylic, allow all the aesthetics you want. Most importantly, dentures on dental implants maintain the health of your gums and the bones of your jaw, keeping them stimulated as your real teeth would. They also have the effect of preserving intact the structure of your face and thus maintaining its aspect of youth. How can that be? What makes prostheses on dental implants so successful is that they are installed on dental implants. These implants are permanently grafted into your jaws and act like the roots of natural teeth. That’s all their difference, and that’s their strength. No matter what choice you make, your denturologist is there for you. He can advise you on different points. Also, it tracks the health of your mouth, the condition of your gums, and makes some regular adjustments to your dentures. This allows you to make the most of the comfort possible depending on the type of prosthesis you are wearing.