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A denture is a removable dental appliance and a replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are made to resemble your natural teeth closely and may even enhance your smile.
There are two types of dentures – complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. A partial denture fills in the spaces created by missing teeth and prevents other teeth from shifting.
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A complete denture can be either “conventional” or “immediate.” A conventional type is made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed (usually takes 4 to 6 weeks). During this time, the patient will go without teeth. Immediate dentures are made in advance and immediately placed after the teeth are removed, thus preventing the patient from being without teeth during the healing process. Once the tissues shrink and heal, adjustments will have to be made.
Although dentures have been used for many decades or even centuries to replace missing teeth, they remain challenging for the patient to adapt and function with them; they are limited on chewing ability and diminish the taste of foods significantly; they also require prompt home care.
As the supporting jaw bone and tissue diminished due to the loss of teeth, your denture may need follow-up services called (relining) to better fit your ever-changing bone and gum tissue. Dentures will need to be replaced as the bone and tissue changes significantly over the years.
Today we have a solution to manage most if not all denture cons. This was only possible with the current advancement of implant dentistry.
Reasons for dentures:
- Complete Denture - Loss of all teeth in an arch.
- Partial Denture - Loss of several teeth in an arch.
- Enhancing smile and facial tissues.
- Improving chewing, speech, and digestion.