A denture is a removable prosthetic device used for multiple teeth replacement. It also recreates the appearance of a healthy gum and jawbone beneath the crowns of the teeth, but this is purely cosmetic. Custom dentures are made of acrylic resin, sometimes in combination with various metals to provide patients with a durable teeth replacement solution. Please do note that while dentures tend to be the cheaper option on the market, they simply cannot rival the comfort, function and longevity of dental implants and implant-supported prostheses. Speak to Dr. Gasser about your teeth replacement choice before you commit to denture.
Types Of Dentures
Complete dentures are often fitted in edentulous patients (those who do not having a single original adult tooth left). Candidates for complete dentures have lost all of their teeth or have a “failing” or “terminal” dentition as a result of advanced gum disease. Having dentures fitted can improve chewing ability and speech in those requiring a new set of teeth; they can also provide support for facial muscles and skin, which restores the appearance of one’s natural and youthful smile.
Partial dentures can be used for patients who have lost several teeth to tooth decay and gum disease. Removable partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth attached to pink or gum-colored plastic bases, which are connected by a metal framework. Removable partial dentures are attached to a patient’s natural teeth using metal clasps or devices called ‘precision attachments’. Precision attachments are generally more aesthetic than metal clasps and are nearly invisible, according to Dr. Kevin Gasser. Ceramic crowns on your natural teeth may improve the fit of a removable partial denture and they are usually required with attachments.
An over-denture is a removable prosthetic dental bridge that is fabricated to fit over a small number of remaining natural teeth or implants. The natural teeth are prepared by Dr. Gasser to provide stability and support for the denture.
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