Loss of tooth can be a source of worry and stress. Dentures or complete dentures are dental restorations used to replace the teeth. Dentures can be easily inserted into the mouth and removed as and when required. Though dentures are known to be the most traditional form of teeth replacement, it has certainly proved to be the most cost-effective and easy-to-use dental restoration technique since ages. Dentures will help improve the appearance of the face and the aesthetics of the teeth. They are a comfortable and long-lasting solution to tooth loss.
There are two types of dentures. They are conventional dentures and immediate dentures.
What are conventional and immediate dentures?
Conventional dentures are used to replace the entire set of teeth from the jawbone. They will be inserted after all the teeth have been removed and when the gums have healed.
Immediate dentures are inserted into the jawbone as soon as the teeth are removed. The gums would heal beneath the dentures.
What are partial dentures?
Some patients may not require to replacing the entire set of teeth. They would have only lost one or more set of teeth. Hence, partial dentures can help to replace just those set of teeth. Wearing partial dentures can certainly help patients regain their clarity of voice and speech.
Partial dentures may be customized to fulfill specific needs of the patient. Partial dentures are either metal based or made out of Acrylic. They will be designed by ensuring that it does not affect the patient’s bite. It will also ensure that an equal amount of pressure is applied while chewing and biting. Just like complete dentures, partial dentures can also be easily removed and replaced.
How do dentures work?
Dentures are dental appliances that are inserted into the mouth to restore the functionality of the jawbone and the face. It will provide a firm grip on to the cheek and chin, hence bringing back the form and function of the mouth. A typical denture is composed of Acrylic material. In the case of a complete denture, the lower denture will look almost like a horseshoe leaving space for the tongue, the upper denture will cover the portion of the palate. The teeth will be generally made porcelain.
How long can one wear dentures?
Being the most common and traditional form of dental restoration, dentures can fully help a patient regain confidence when it comes to tooth loss. However, patients are requested regular check-ups to ensure that the dentures aren’t coming out loose and are stable in their proper places.