Whether from disease, malnutrition or genetic disorders, sometimes it is necessary for us to extract all of a patient’s lower or upper teeth. While this can be devastating, dentures can provide a second chance at a beautiful smile.
Having complete dentures help with chewing as well as support one’s facial structure and improve speech. With immediate dentures, you can have a full set of teeth while you are waiting for your gums to heal and your bone to realign after having teeth removed. This can take up to six months, so immediate dentures are a great alternative during that time.
Sometimes, complete dentures are not necessary. Partial dentures can replace a string of missing teeth and are secured to your remaining teeth with clasps.
No matter which kind of dentures you choose, you can be assured to receive natural-looking dentures that match your facial structure and desired tooth color.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are a prosthetic device built with the aim of replacing missing teeth. It is a set of artificial or false teeth that help to perform the role of the natural teeth that have been lost due to some reason. The traditional class of dentures is removable in nature. The patient can remove them before going to sleep, and replace them in the morning. Nowadays there are several improved designs of dentures, including such ones that are partially fixed with the help of bonding onto the teeth, or with dental implants.
Dentures can primarily be divided into two categories – partial dentures, and complete dentures. Partial dentures can be further sub-divided into removable and fixed partial dentures. The removable partial dentures are used for such patients who have just a few teeth missing on a single arch. The fixed partial dentures are also known as “Crown and Bridge.” The fixed partial dentures cost more than the removable ones, but also offer better dental stability to the patient.
Complete dentures, also known as full dentures, are used by patients who have all their teeth missing on a particular arch, whether upper arch or the lower arch. The denture technology has improvised over the years, and now the patients can have a better fitting, better looking, and longer lasting dentures with higher stability in the mouth. The advent of dental implant technology has helped patients who are in need of dentures. The dentures can stay put in their place in a more stable manner when they are supported by dental implants.
However, dentures are not the most ideal solution for replacing the missing teeth. Dental implant technology has advanced greatly in the last two decades and has proven to be superior to the dentures. Implants offer superior patient comfort, better aesthetics, and better functionality compared to dentures.
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