A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Using dentures to replace missing teeth is good for oral health; it looks good and makes you feel younger. There are a variety of natural-looking and comfortable dentures for patients who need to replace missing teeth.
Dentures is made of gum-colored plastic resin or acrylic base and either resin or porcelain replacement teeth, dentures are custom designed to fit your mouth.
There are two types of dentures including – complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures is employed when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
Complete dentures can be either “conventional” or “immediate”. Made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal, a conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth about 8 to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed, while immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. As a result, the patient does not have to be without teeth during the healing period, which complete dentures type you use is based on what your dentist recommends as to regards to your teeth condition.
Partial dentures is employed when not all natural teeth in the upper or lower jaw is missing. A fixed bridge replaces one or more teeth by placing crowns on the teeth on either side of the space and attaching artificial teeth to them. This “bridge” is then cemented into place. partial denture does not only fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from changing position. A precision partial denture is removable and has internal attachments rather than clasps that attach to the adjacent crowns. This is a more natural-looking appliance.
Dentures require daily maintenance, with regular wear and tear dentures can last 5-7 years. During this time, you may need periodic denture relines to accommodate changes in the contours of your mouth. Regular denture relines involves resurfacing the base to ensure that your dentures fit and function perfectly. If you break your dentures, it’s critical to bring them to your dentist for professional denture repair as doing it yourself can cause more damage and be even more costly to fix.