Types of Dentures
A conventional complete denture is placed in a patient’s mouth after the remaining teeth are removed, and tissues have healed, which may take several months.
An immediate complete denture is inserted as soon as the remaining teeth are removed. The dentist takes measurements and makes models of the patient’s jaws during a preliminary visit. With immediate dentures, the denture wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period.
A partial denture rests on a metal framework attached to your natural teeth. Sometimes crowns are placed on some of your natural teeth and serve as anchors for the denture. Partial dentures offer a removable alternative to bridges.
Most implant-supported dentures are made to look, feel, and act like natural teeth and are the closest thing you can get to natural, healthy teeth. Not only does this help preserve the aesthetic view of the mouth, but dentures also preserve the overall structure of the mouth by keeping the other teeth from moving out of their regular positions in unnatural or painful ways. Whereas conventional dentures rest on the gum and may be attached to the natural teeth, implant-supported dentures are dentures held in place by implants. Implants connect to a surgically-fixed foundation attached to the jawbone. Generally, it’s a two-surgery process, with the first surgery placing the implants in the jawbone under the gums and the second surgery exposing the tops of the implants.
What’s the Cost?
The average cost in the United States for dentures is $5,000- $30,000, depending on the type of denture you are trying to get. In Colombia, the procedure is 30-50% less. We offer packages that include the procedure and accommodations.