Cosmetic dentistry and dental implants are all the rage. But which method is best for your needs? Well, that all depends on your particular situation and what you can afford. Here’s a look at the three most popular types of cosmetic dentistry:
Dentures are generally available in two varieties – removable and non-removable teeth. Removable dentures are the cheaper and more common variety of dentures. They can be purchased from your dentist or just about anywhere. Non-removable dentures are more expensive than removable dentures but they are often less painful.
The general impression of dentures is one of pain, inconvenience and a lack of freedom of movement. Many denture users report that the pain, discomfort and inconvenience associated with dentures are vastly outweighed by the smile lift and the overall satisfaction with their smile.
Removable dentures are the number one choice among Americans. More than seventy percent of people who use removable dentures will return to the same dentist to have the same procedure done again. Over seventy-five percent of people who use removable dentures have said that the experience of using removable dentures has been better than the experience of using false teeth.
Among the main types of removable dentures are straightened, bridged, gapped, mirrored, crowns, porcelain, bone and composite dentures. These are also some of the most popular types of dentures.
Plastic dentures are cheaper than other types of dentures. They do not lose their shape like traditional dentures do.
However, they do not last as long as others. The weight and maintenance of these types of dentures are much different than other dentures. They also tend to peel or crack much easier than traditional dentures.
Crowns are made of porcelain composite. They are usually made to fit the teeth as closely as possible, and they are sealed in place using a bonding agent. They are good for long term use.
Crowns are more expensive than other types of dentures, but the cost of having a crown implanted in one’s mouth is much less than the cost of having one’s teeth removed. Crowns are also less painful than removable dentures.
Porcelain and composite dentures are made with porcelain composite. These types of dentures are similar to crowns in function, but they are far less costly than crowns.
This type of denture is made out of either porcelain or shell material. They are thin and small enough to be placed under the gum line.
There are many different styles of dentures. Each type of denture and dental implants has its own benefits and disadvantages. Some of the more common types of dentures are listed above.
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