Dentures are removable appliances planned to replace either all or some of the missing teeth in the upper or lower jaw. The missing teeth can cause the facial muscles to sag over time. Dentures are created to help fill out your facial structure and augment your look. They also make it easier to eat and speak properly.
What Are the Different Types of Dentures?
There are various kinds of dentures, each with a specific purpose or function. These include:
These dentures are used to replace an entire set of teeth in the mouth's upper and lower arch. Dr. Askari might recommend extraction if he finds decayed, broken, or damaged teeth before taking an impression of your gums to fabricate the dentures.
The denture teeth are set in molds of wax to be tried in the mouth and adjusted if necessary. Once the bite, fit, and aesthetics are correct, the denture is made into a resin base and changed until comfortable.
These removable partial dentures have artificial denture teeth fixed to a gum-colored base and anchored to the adjacent teeth using a metal clasp. These appliances can be helpful as a temporary prosthesis while waiting for an implant to be placed and heal. Partial dentures prevent teeth from moving and act as a space maintainer. They enable better speech, chewing, and aesthetics.
Immediate dentures are planned so the patient does not have to be without teeth during the healing period following extractions. A patient's teeth measurements and impressions are taken before removing the natural teeth to fabricate a temporary denture. After all of the natural teeth are extracted, the temporary denture is immediately placed in the mouth. When healing is complete, a permanent denture is crafted and fitted in place.
Unlike conventional dentures, the Implant-supported overdentures are held firmly in place by small titanium posts that are surgically inserted into the jaw bone. The denture is calculated to firmly "snap" onto the dental implants. These dentures deliver a high level of stability and can be easily removed when required for cleaning.
What Are the Benefits of Wearing Dentures?
- Dentures help reinstate your smile and remove any insecurity you may feel about the gaps in your teeth.
- Modern dentures are fashioned to be comfortable, as well as perform the functions of natural teeth.
- The dentures make it possible for you to eat all kinds of foods.
- Dentures help to maintain your facial structure intact and prevent you from looking older.
- Partial dentures will help prevent excessive wear and tear on your natural teeth, as chewing forces are uniformly distributed to all teeth.
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