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What are the Different Types of Dentures?

What are the Different Types of Dentures?

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What are Different Types of Dentures Dentist Holland MIMissing teeth can cause you to feel embarrassed and insecure about your smile. Thankfully, dentures can give you back your beautiful smile and also help with other things like eating and speaking.

Types of Dentures

Whether you need to replace one tooth or several teeth, you can trust us to recommend the most appropriate dentures for your smile. For example, immediate dentures can be worn immediately after tooth extraction if you’re concerned about being seen with missing teeth.

Our dentist will be able to help you understand the different types of dentures available so you can make the best decision for your smile. We understand that it takes time to get used to wearing dentures, which is why we make sure you have all the facts you need to select the right type of oral appliance.

Complete Dentures

For those who have lost all of their teeth in the upper jaw, lower jaw, or both, complete dentures are the best choice. You’ll get a full set of brand new teeth.

Partial Dentures

If you’ve only lost a few teeth and don’t want to get dental implants or bridges, ask our dentist about getting a removable partial denture. Instead of being mounted to structures placed on your jaw, partial dentures are held in place by your existing teeth.

Conventional Dentures

Conventional dentures are among the most affordable types of dentures. If you have only a few remaining teeth, they will be removed. Once the tissues have healed after tooth extraction, you’ll be able to start wearing your conventional dentures.

Immediate Dentures

Just as the name implies, immediate dentures can be worn immediately after removing the rest of your natural teeth. Since this process is faster than most, immediate dentures are usually more expensive. However, if you’re concerned about being seen without teeth, you’ll definitely want to consider choosing this option.

How to Care for Dentures

Knowing how to care for dentures is crucial to practice good oral hygiene. After eating, make sure to rinse your dentures well to get rid of any food particles that may be stuck on them.

Before putting your dentures back in, clean your mouth thoroughly as well. When your dentures aren’t in your mouth, they should be soaking in a glass of water or denture cleanser. Otherwise, your dentures will dry out and become cracked or warped.

Whether you’re missing only a few teeth or missing all your teeth, you may want to consider wearing dentures. Talk to our dentist for more information and to see if dentures would be the best choice for you.

Request an Appointment With Us

If you’re missing any or all of your teeth, dentures may be the best option for you. If you have any further questions, be sure to schedule an appointment with our dentist. Please contact us with any questions.

Dr. Brenton Habecker is dedicated to helping patients restore their smiles after significant tooth loss. To schedule an appointment with our family dentist in Holland, MI, call Macatawa Smiles at (616) 396-7524.

This blog post has been updated.


Dear Patient Family,

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for all of us. Many of you have been forced to wait for dental care and we appreciate your understanding while we kept our office closed to follow orders from the Governor's Office.

We are happy to say that we are opening our office for all patient treatment on June 1st, 2020. Our hours of operation will go back to normal, Monday-Thursday 8am - 5pm. We want you to know that there will be some changes at your next appointment. Please be patient with us as our protocols will inevitably change as new guidelines are released.

  • We ask that you use our parking lot as the waiting room.
  • Please wear a mask when you come into the office and leave it on until entering the treatment room. Homemade is acceptable.
  • Only the person receiving treatment should come in the building, all others will be asked to wait in the car if at all possible. The exception will be for our minor patients who may have one parent accompany them.
  • We will be asking you some questions when you arrive at the office and we will also be taking your temperature.
  • We will not be able to offer magazines, drinks, or toys at this time as they cannot be disinfected to our standards. Eventually this will change and we will be happy to offer our amenities once again.

These changes have been made to adhere to the latest CDC guidelines and for the benefit of our patients and our staff. We want you to know that our office has always taken the safety of our patients very seriously and that we will continue to follow the highest levels of sterilization and disinfection to keep you protected. If you would like more information on what measures we have taken we would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

We cannot say how excited we are to see all of our patients again and to provide for their dental needs. We look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces soon!

Dr. Habecker and Team