Some alternatives to dentures include partial dentures, which replace missing teeth in the mouth, and dental implants, which are screwed and cemented into the mouth. Discuss the alternatives to getting removable dentures with a dentist and get information from a licensed dental assistant in this free video on dentures.
So are you interested in knowing the different alternatives that you have to dentures? Well, my name is Michelle and I'm a Dental Assistant with Solutionz and I'm going to talk today about the different alternatives that you have when it comes to dentures. Now if you've been, you definitely need to see your General Dentist and if your General Dentist does tell you that, you know, you need to get dentures, that you need to have all your natural teeth pulled or the natural teeth that you have left; if you need to have them pulled to get dentures but you're just not really willing to go down that route, then you can actually, you know, discuss with him as far as, maybe different alternatives. A couple different alternatives is what we call as partial dentures. They look something similar to this. And basically what a partial denture is is, it basically, it replaces the missing teeth that you have. Instead of extracting all your teeth and just getting a regular denture, a partial denture actually replaces the missing teeth that you have. So in this type of case, this patient has missing teeth on their upper right side of their mouth; so they would just take an impression; a lot of technician will make this and you would wear it constantly. Also to, another option to dentures is what we call as dental implants. A dental implant looks very similar to this. Basically what it is, a good, easy way to explain it is, it's a dental screw that is screwed into your jawbone or on your palette, on your upper palette and then the bone over a period of time actually adheres to the screw and holds it in your mouth and then you would actually just put a regular tooth looking crown that looks just like this on top of the implant and so therefore, you can get what we call as full mouth restoration of implants and you will get implants placed throughout your mouth. And that's also a great treatment option instead of getting dentures. You would just pull your teeth and have implants place in there. It's a fixed restoration so you won't have to remove them. It's actually cemented into your mouth so you don't have to worry about taking it in and out and cleaning it. You just brush your teeth normally like you regularly would. But those are a couple of different options to dentures. But definitely consult with your General Dentist so therefore he'll be able to direct you in the right way to go on what treatment option would be best for you. Once again my name is Michelle and I'm a Dental Assistant with Solutionz and I just explained to you the different alternatives to dentures.
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