Dentures are dental restoration appliances that are used to restore missing or broken teeth. Dentures can be easily inserted into and out of the mouth. Dentures can either provide a replacement for the entire set of teeth or only for a certain number of teeth. Dentures can help restore not only the appearance of the patients’ teeth but also their speech.
There are basically two types of dentures. They are complete dentures and partial dentures. Complete dentures that provide a replacement for the entire set of teeth. Partial dentures will help patients to replace a particular number of teeth.
How Do Dentures Work?
Dentures are engineered to provide a convenient solution to the dilemma of missing teeth. They are used by patients who underwent tooth extractions. Dentures are made of acrylic.
Dentures also provide support to the facial skeleton which directly affects your cheeks and lips. The dentures are designed to appear as natural teeth. They are a great solution for patients who suffer from tooth loss.
Conventional dentures can be designed to replace the entire sets of teeth. These dentures will be inserted after all the teeth have been removed and the gums have healed.
Immediate dentures are those that are inserted as soon as the teeth have been extracted. The tissues would heal beneath the dentures. They usually work as interim dentures that will be replaced by the customized dentures once they have been made.
Implant-supported dentures use implants to increase the stability of the upper or lower denture. Implants will be used to secure the denture into place and are usually not removable.
What Does a Denture Look Like?
A complete denture has two parts, the upper denture, and the lower denture. The upper denture is designed to have the color of flesh to make it appear life-like and its major component is acrylic. The lower denture has a horseshoe structure. The upper denture will be covering the portion of the palate. On both these parts are the artificial teeth attached.
Partial dentures are those that will help patients find a replacement for just a specific set of teeth. A useful restorative technique to replace one or more missing teeth, these dentures will certainly help patients improve their speech and accent. There are several types of partial dentures.
- Transitional Partial Denture: These are plastic dentures that provide a temporary tooth replacement option. It will help while the patient recovers from tooth extractions. Dental implants can be placed on top of the gum as they heal with the help of these partial dentures.
- Removable Partial Denture:These are light-weighted partial dentures. They are made up of Vitallium. They are more comfortable to wear than those made out of plastic.