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Dentures and Partials

Dentures and Partials

Understanding Dentures: A Comprehensive Guide

Understanding Dentures: Essential for those seeking a solution for tooth loss, dentures are custom-made, removable replacements for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. This guide delves into the various types of dentures—complete and partial—and their role in restoring functionality and aesthetics. Made typically from acrylic resin, often combined with metal for added strength, dentures offer a blend of practicality and aesthetic appeal.

Types of Dentures: Complete vs Partial Types

Complete dentures:  These are used when all the teeth are missing in either the upper or lower jaw, or both. They can be conventional, which are placed after the gum tissue has healed following tooth extraction, or immediate, which are inserted on the same day the remaining teeth are removed. Immediate dentures offer the benefit of never having to be without teeth, but they may require more adjustments as the mouth heals.

full denture

Partial dentures Ideal for individuals who still retain some of their natural teeth. Partial dentures not only fill in the gaps created by missing teeth but also prevent other teeth from changing position. They usually consist of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is sometimes connected by a metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth.

partial denture

When exploring the types of dentures, a crucial aspect of understanding dentures is differentiating between complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all teeth are missing, while partial dentures are ideal for those with some natural teeth remaining

The process of getting dentures is a key part of understanding dentures and involves several steps from consultation to final fitting. Highly accurate impressions (molds) and measurements are taken and used to create your custom denture. Several “try-on” appointments may be necessary to ensure proper shape, color, and fit. Your dentist will precisely adjust and place the completed denture during the final appointment, ensuring a natural and comfortable fit

Benefits of Dentures: Essential to Understanding Their Impact

Improved Chewing and Speech: Dentures facilitate better chewing ability and clearer speech, both of which can be compromised by the gaps from missing teeth.

Support for Facial Structures: They provide necessary support for facial muscles, which can sag or appear sunken due to tooth loss.

Enhanced Appearance and Smile: By restoring teeth, dentures improve the aesthetics of one’s smile and overall facial appearance.

The benefits of dentures go beyond aesthetics, playing a key role in oral health and functionality. Understanding dentures and their benefits, such as improved chewing and speech, is essential for individuals considering this tooth replacement option

A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissues. It is made of acrylic resin or acrylic resin with metal.

Types of Dentures:-

There are two types of dentures – complete and partial.

Complete dentures replace all teeth. You can have a full denture on your upper or lower jaw or both.

Partial dentures are suitable for those who have some natural teeth remaining. A partial denture fills in the spaces created by missing teeth and prevents other teeth from shifting. A denture improves chewing ability and speech and provides support for facial muscles. It enhances appearance and smiles.

The process of getting dentures requires several appointments, usually over several weeks. Highly accurate impressions (molds) and measurements are taken and used to create your custom denture. Several “try-on” appointments may be necessary to ensure proper shape, color, and fit. Your dentist will precisely adjust and place the completed denture during the final appointment, ensuring a natural and comfortable fit.

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Dr. Neerja Khosla

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Dr. Neerja Khosla has been a dentist for over 30 years. She loves dentistry and is very passionate and committed to her profession.

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