What are the Different Options for Dentures?

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In today’s podcast, Amber Darst, one of our Solutions Managers, discusses the different options for dentures.

Podcast Highlights

00:30 Immediate Dentures

01:01 Implant Supported Dentures

01:44 Traditional Dentures

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Hi, this is Amber Darst, Solutions Manager here at Managed Outsource Solutions. And today, for this podcast, we’ll be exploring the different options for dentures, including immediate, implant-supported and traditional dentures. Many people face the challenge of missing teeth, whether due to accidents, dental decay or aging. Dentures offer a reliable and effective solution to restore your smile and improve your quality of life.

00:30 Immediate Dentures

Let’s start out with the immediate dentures. As the name suggests, immediate dentures are placed immediately after the extraction of your remaining teeth. They are pre-made and can be fitted on the same day as your extractions. Immediate dentures offer the advantage of not having to go without teeth during the healing process. However, it’s important to remember that your gums and bone structure may change as you heal, requiring adjustments to ensure a proper fit.

01:01 Implant Supported Dentures

Moving on to the implant supported dentures, this option combines the stability of dental implants with the convenience of dentures. Dental implants are titanium posts surgically placed in the jaw bone, acting as artificial tooth roots. Implant supported dentures also known as over dentures are attached to these implants, providing a secure and comfortable fit.

This option offers superior stability, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. It’s important to note that the placement of dental implants involves a surgical procedure and may require a healing period before the final denture can be attached.

01:44 Traditional Dentures

And lastly, we have the traditional dentures, which are removable appliances that replace all of your missing teeth. Traditional dentures are custom made to fit your mouth and can be made from various materials such as acrylic or porcelain. They rely on suction or adhesive to stay in place. While traditional dentures are a popular and cost-effective option, they may require periodic adjustments and can sometimes feel less stable compared to the other options.

When considering dentures, it’s essential to consult with a dental professional, who can assess your specific needs and provide personalized recommendations.

Factors such as your oral health, bone density, and overall health will influence the best option for you. Remember, proper care and maintenance of your dentures are crucial for their longevity and your oral health. Regular dental checkups and cleanings, along with diligent oral hygiene routines will help ensure optimal outcomes.

I hope this information has given you a better understanding of the different options available when it comes to dentures. And that’s all on this. Thanks for listening in.

Amber Darst

Amber Darst is our Solutions Manager in the Healthcare Division, Practice and RCM. With a rich background in dental services, her expertise ranges from insurance coordination to office management.

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