COMPLETE & PARTIAL DENTURES
A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. Dentures are made to closely resemble your natural teeth 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 not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting.
PARTIAL DENTURE Single or multiple teeth are replaced by removable type of dentures/ prosthesis, by getting support from neighboring teeth n soft tissue surfaces.COMPLETE DENTURES-When all the teeth in the mouth are missing ,then they are replaced by complete dentures.In this,tissue n bone is required to give support,stability,n retention to the prosthesis.
A COMPLETE DENTURE may be either "conventional" or "immediate." The "conventional" type is made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed. This is primarily used to replace an older existing denture. "Immediate" dentures are made in advance and immediately placed after the teeth are removed, thus preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the healing process. Once the tissues heal and shrink, adjustments are made to ensure comfort and fit.
Complete Dentures- Finish dentures can be either "traditional" or "prompt." Made after the teeth have been evacuated and the gum tissue has started to mend, an ordinary denture is prepared for arrangement in the mouth around eight to 12 weeks after the teeth have been expelled.
Partial Dentures- A removable incomplete denture or scaffold more often than not comprises of substitution teeth joined to a pink or gum-hued plastic base, which is some of the time associated by a metal system that holds the denture set up in the mouth.
- Improvement to collapsed facial features. When the missing teeth are replaced by a denture the cheeks and lips are better supported.
- Improved speech. Patients are better able to pronounce certain sounds.
- Improved mental well being of the patient. Patients feel better about themselves when their esthetics, and speech are improved.
- Improved ability for the patient to chew food.
Is it necessary to replace lost teeth?
It is very important to replace lost natural teeth. Loss of teeth affects chewing of food and also affects the esthetics of the person by altering the lip and cheek appearance. When a lost tooth is not replaced there is a tendency for the adjacent and opposing teeth to move into the space left by the lost teeth. Thus the person's occlusion or bite is altered. In addition the loss of teeth causes shrinkage of the bone at that area. To avoid all these problems it is advisable to replace lost teeth by artificial dentures.