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Dentures and Partial Dentures
Dentures are a replacement for missing teeth. They can be easily removed and inserted back into the mouth. A partial denture’s sole purpose is to provide a replacement for one or more set of teeth. The natural appearance of the teeth and the ability to speak and pronounce words efficiently is improved with the help of these dentures and partial dentures.
A denture, also otherwise known as a complete denture is a dental appliance that is inserted into the mouth in replacement for the original lost teeth to provide support for the cheeks and lips. Dentures are typically made up of Acrylic and can be made in two different ways. It can either be a conventional denture or immediate dentures.
Conventional Dentures: They are made after all the teeth have been extracted and removed out. It will be inserted after the gums have healed.
Immediate Dentures: They are inserted as soon as the teeth have been extracted. The gums tissues will be allowed to heal underneath these dentures.
The upper dentures are made of acrylic and are generally the color of flesh. It will cover the palate. The lower dentures are shaped like a horseshoe. It will leave space for the tongue.
The teeth are generally made out of plastic, porcelain or a combination of both these materials. These dentures can be inserted over treated teeth and a complete denture can be attached to the dental implants as such to ensure that it is fit perfectly.
How long can you wear Dentures?
Dentures can wear over time and hence is advised to have regular visits to your dentist to ensure that your dentures are replaced with new ones. It is probable that its normal alignment will gradually change as the bone and gum may shrink due to teeth extraction.
We recommend regular checkups with our dedicated team of doctors who will guide you with tips on how to take care of them in order to prevent any decay.
These removable partial dentures will allow patients to easily provide a quick and easy replacement for a specific set of lost teeth. They will help replace one or more missing teeth. Partial dentures will certainly help improve voice accent and help restore one’s ability to properly pronounce words as they used to before.
Composition and design
A partial denture’s composition is made up of a metal and acrylic composition or just out of acrylic alone. The design of a partial denture will be decided upon the specific needs of the patient. A careful effort will be made in order to design a self-cleansing partial denture that will help preserve the remaining teeth and oral tissues.
Our specialized doctors will design partial dentures with customized needs. It will also ensure that the force applied while chewing food is evenly distributed across the teeth. We recommend metal partial dentures are they are better in terms of structure. Acrylic partial dentures are suggested to be a temporary partial denture and are generally not recommended for long-term use.
The benefits of partial dentures are that they can be easily removed. They will also help to limit the movement of the existing natural teeth. Chewing and grinding food is also made easier.
Call us today at Galan Dental, CA, and book an appointment with Dr. Galan, to find more about dentures.