Dentures – Different Types

Full dentures at your dentist abroad

Dentures for replacing a full set of teeth are called full dentures. For the upper jaw, these dentures include an acrylic base and that covers the gums and the roof of the mouth. Full dentures for the lower mouth are very similar, and the acrylic base is shaped like a horseshoe to give space for the tongue.

Partial dentures

Only have a few teeth missing? then a partial tooth replacement can restore your smile and re-stabilize your bite.
If you have just a few teeth missing, sometimes even just one, it can have a negative impact on how you feel about yourself, and how your mouth functions.
Your bite is complex and quickly loses strength and stability if one or more teeth are lost. And for this reason, it’s important to replace any missing teeth. The pressures of chewing can cause existing teeth to shift and wear quickly. Without a permanent or removable partial denture, your remaining teeth will slowly move into the empty space, and cause more space to open between other teeth. Later, this movement will affect your bite and cause problems when chewing.


Implant-Supported Dentures

As the name suggests, implant-supported dentures are attached to implants in the jawbone that extend from the gum. Your dentist abroad fits these implants over the course of one or more visits, and they remain in place permanently. An advantage to implant-supported dentures is that they are more stable than other types of dentures – so especially in the lower jaw, where conventional dentures are most likely to move out of place.

Temperary dentures

If you will be without teeth for a while until your new final teeth will be ready, you can have Temporary dentures made by your dentist abroad.
Temporary dentures are very similar to permanent dentures, and are made in advance or just after dental surgery. We don’t know exactly how your mouth will look after teeth have been removed and healing has finished a few month later. By contrast, the molds for conventional dentures are made after the gum tissue have healed following tooth extractions, which takes about eight weeks. During the healing, the gum tissue will shrink and so the fit of temporary dentures will change.