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Are you thinking about wearing dentures? We can provide you with some useful information. In this article, you’ll learn about a few types of dentures before finding out which one looks best for your replacement teeth. 


What are the different types of dentures?

  1. Full dentures, complete dentures / traditional dentures
  2. Partial dentures
  3. Snap-in-dentures
  4. Immediate dentures
  5. Implant-supported dentures
  6. Custom dentures
  7. Upper dentures
  8. Overdentures
  9. Economy dentures



1. Traditional complete dentures

A complete denture is a type of dental prosthetic that replaces a full arch of teeth. It is placed on top of the gum tissue, as opposed to dental bridges that are bridged to existing teeth. Complete dentures typically take 8-12 weeks to be placed after the natural teeth have been removed or extracted. 


2. Partial dentures

Patients who still have some of their natural teeth use partial dentures. They comprise an acrylic gum-coloured base attached to a metal piece. This structure anchors the denture in place.

Partials are easy to take in and out, as well as helpful for keeping other teeth from moving. 


3. Custom dentures

Dentures that are custom-made look more natural and, as a result, provide wearers with a smile that looks lifelike. You have the opportunity to view your denture before it is finalised; this type of denture is specifically crafted to fit both your smile and your needs. 


4. Immediate dentures

You need to have good dental health in order to have them placed on the same day that you have the teeth extracted. 


5. Implant-supported dentures

They are a great option for people who are looking for a more secure fit. The dental implant helps support the denture, making it less likely to move around or slip as compared to traditional dentures. In addition, implant-supported dentures look natural and can last for many years. 


denture facts information sunshine coast6. Snap-in- dentures

Snap-in dentures are the most stable option available. They snap into place on dental implants or existing teeth and stay firmly in place thanks to locator attachments. These attachments make snap-in dentures removable (like partial dentures) but also more secure and convenient.

Snap-in dentures are mostly utilised by patients who have lost all of their teeth but still have enough jaw bone to support an implant. 


7. Overdentures

An overdenture is a removable dental prosthetic that covers the gums and is stabilised with one or more implants. It can be placed on either the upper or lower jaw, depending on what the patient needs. 


8. Upper dentures

Upper dentures are exactly what they sound like: dentures that go in your upper jaw. If you have missing teeth, upper dentures might be the best option for you. 


9. Economy dentures

These are prefabricated “dentures on a budget” that are not tailored to fit your mouth. As a result, they do not look as natural as custom dentures and also do not sit snugly on your gum line.


Are you ready to wear dentures to replace missing teeth?

Book your appointment at Custom Denture Clinic to talk to our friendly prosthetists about denture teeth, including the denture cost, lifespan and which option is the most suitable for you.

Buderim: (07) 5317 1023
Caloundra: (07) 5315 8076






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