Dentures have been the go-to solution for several years now to replace a large number of missing teeth. Even to this day, dentists suggest dentures or partial dentures to their patients who have lost more teeth, owing to their excellent functionality and amazing aesthetics. Though dentures are not as stable in comparison to their alternatives, such as implants and bridges, they make up for it through their removable nature.
How are dentures fabricated?
Dentures are made from a combination of tooth-colored ceramic and gum-colored acrylic. While dental implants and bridges replace only your missing teeth, dentures comprise of acrylic that mimics the exact appearance of your gums. This way, your entire oral set-up will be restored to give you a flawless smile.
The dentist takes a highly precise digital mold of your mouth and uses it to fabricate the dentures. The ceramic used to fabricate the prosthetic teeth can be highly customized to match the exact color and contour of your natural teeth. The same can be said of the acrylic as well, which holds the ceramic teeth in place and mimics the gum tissues.
What are partial dentures?
Sometimes, patients come to us for treatment with a lot of missing teeth but still have a significant number of them intact. In such cases, complete dentures will not be the apt solution as the remaining natural teeth will obstruct its placement. Neither would implants and bridges be the right option, as replacing a lot of missing teeth will become complicated. In such cases, partial dentures will be the perfect solution.
They are similar to conventional dentures, except that only a few set of teeth will be present in them. They specifically replace your missing teeth, along with gaps where your natural teeth would fit in. They are held together by a metal framework, thereby making them strong and sturdy.
Advantages of dentures and partial dentures
- Dentures are, by far, the best means to replace multiple missing teeth
- They are highly customizable
- They are highly durable
- Dentures can be removed as and when required, such as while going to bed or brushing one’s teeth
- They restore the facial aesthetics of a patient by making the cheeks and chin look fuller
- Patients can bite and chew food as usual after getting dentures
- With partial dentures, you can retain your natural teeth along with getting your missing teeth replaced
- Patients can clean dentures using a regular toothbrush and toothpaste
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