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Dentures…A solution to your missing teeth

What are dentures?

Dentures are essentially prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth


Benefits of dentures:

  • Improves mouth functioning, helps you eat comfortably

  • Supports your facial muscles

  • Restore your smile and speech

  • It’s a cost-effective treatment option

  • Increase your self- confidence and eliminate social awkwardness


Types of dentures:

  1. Complete denture

  2. Partial denture

  3. Flexible denture

  4. Implant supported denture

  5. Immediate denture

  6. Special denture

Lets, understand each of these types...


1). Complete denture

- Used when all natural teeth are missing in the upper or lower arch.

- In a medically compromised patient where implants or any fixed option is not possible.

- Financial constraints of the patient



2). Partial denture

- When few teeth are missing in the upper or lower arch

- Affordable option

- It can be acrylic or metal




3). Flexible denture

   -It is thin, lightweight and more comfortable

   - It can be complete or partial



4). Implant supported denture

a) Fixed implant supported denture

When there is a good quality of bone to support the implants


b) Implant supported overdenture

It is a removable dental prosthesis that covers and rests on one or more dental implants



5). Immediate denture

It is a removable dental prosthesis which is fabricated for placement immediately following the removal of natural tooth/teeth


6). Special denture

They are many types of special denture with modifications:

Maxillofacial Prosthesis, Obturator, Complete Denture with modification etc.

 




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