Dental dentures are prosthetic devices that are used to replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues. They are custom-made to fit a patient’s mouth and help improve their oral and overall health. There are two main types of dentures: complete dentures and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used to replace all teeth in the upper or lower jaw, while partial dentures replace only a few missing teeth. Other types of dentures include immediate dentures which are placed immediately after tooth extraction, and implant-supported dentures which are anchored to dental implants for added stability. Dentures can improve chewing ability, speech, and appearance, but require proper maintenance and regular visits to the dentist for adjustments and repairs.
Complete Dentures are custom-made removable dental prostheses designed to replace all missing natural teeth and surrounding tissue. Made with acrylic resin or a combination of metals and acrylic resin, they rest on the gums and jawbone to allow for proper chewing, speaking and overall comfortable function. With regular maintenance and dental visits, they can provide long-lasting benefits and improve the patient’s quality of life.
A Partial Denture is a removable dental appliance to replace missing teeth. It has a metal or plastic framework that attaches to healthy teeth, supporting artificial teeth or pontics that fill the gaps. The framework is custom-made and secure, preventing it from moving while eating or talking. Artificial teeth match natural teeth in color and shape, made from durable materials. Partial dentures are cost-effective, restoring eating and speech function, and confidence in public.
Implant-Supported Dentures use titanium implants in the jaw to anchor custom-made dentures for individuals who have lost many teeth. This option provides a more stable fit compared to a complete denture and improves chewing and speech functions. The dentures can be removable or fixed, and help prevent further jawbone loss.