Dentures Area An Ideal Prosthetic Device For Many Patientss
Dentures are a treatment option for people with missing teeth. Dentures are a removable solution that are custom-fitted to the gaps in your teeth and the shape of your gums. There are two types of denture available: complete dentures and partial dentures.
Complete dentures are a full set of prosthetic teeth. They provide coverage and replacement of your upper teeth, lower teeth, or both. In most cases, full denture sets are required when all teeth need to be removed for oral health reasons caused by tooth loss.
Partial dentures are a treatment solution available to people who just need to fill spots for one or a few teeth. Generally, these are prescribed as a more cost-effective treatment solution compared to fixed crowns and bridges. They can provide coverage for missing teeth on both the upper or lower teeth.
Complete dentures and partial dentures have a different fitting process. In the case of complete dentures, the dentist takes a mold of your mouth and fits the full set of prosthetic teeth from that mold. The dentures are secured to the gums and mouth.
Partial dentures, on the other hand, are designed to anchor to other teeth. The dentist will take measurements of your mouth and design the denture to “clip” onto other teeth in your mouth. This provides secure placement while still being removable.
Dentures provide many benefits, including helping to restore the appearance of your face, smile, and natural features of your mouth. It improves oral health and can improve speech as well.
After getting dentures, your dentist will fully inform you of the best practices of wearing them and caring for them. This includes directions on whether or not to wear them while you sleep, if you need denture adhesive, and general tips for maintaining good oral health while using them.