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The denture is a replacement for the old aged patients, for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Dentures are of two types, complete and partial dentures which can be removed. Complete dentures are made for those patients with all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures used when few natural teeth remain.
Complete dentures might be conventional or immediate when the teeth are removed and the gum tissue heals completely. Usually, conventional denture requires minimum 8 to 12 weeks for the placement in the mouth after the teeth have been removed. Nowadays, immediate dentures are made and can be positioned as the teeth get removed so, the patient need not wait for teeth during the healing period. However, bones and gums shrink during the healing period and it might be a disadvantage of immediate dentures as compared to conventional dentures. But, the immediate denture can be a temporary solution atleast during the healing period until conventional dentures are made.
Partial dentures are made when one or more natural teeth remain in the mouth which is fabricated sometime with or without metal clasp for better placement. While fixed partial denture replaces one or more teeth by creating a bridge made of artificial tooth caps on either side of the space. This bridge cemented for the restoration of missing teeth space and prevents other teeth from changing position. This is a more natural looking artificial appliance.
People using denture sometimes has a problem of sliding which can be resolved by using denture adhesives or pastes for keeping the denture in proper position throughout the day.
Are There Alternatives to the Conventional Dentures?
Dental implants can be used as an alternative for supporting custom made bridges, excluding the need for a denture. Usually, The cost required for this treatment more, but the implants and bridges closely resemble the feel of natural teeth. Due to its high success rate, dental implants are becoming an alternative to dentures but not for every candidate depending upon the habits or medical conditions.Implant Supported Dentures
Implant supported dentures are nothing but a fixed bridge. To achieve this, 4 or 6 dental implants are placed in the upper and lower jaw to where the dental bridge is actually fixed to the implants in the mouth.
This is the most stable & fixed option and not be removed every night like conventional one. in dentistry, we call it “All on 4″ or “Teeth in a day.”
The main advantage of implant supported dentures is they are the most durable, aesthetic and permanent solution.
A denture connected to either two dental implants or two mini-implants. It helps to support and holds the denture in the mouth. Conventional dentures are removable but, over denture is the best option for missing teeth which is long lasting. According to our dental specialist, the dentures made for lower jaw should be an over denture because they may flip around, difficulty to speak and talk.
Benefits of Implant Supported Denture?
It holds the denture in position without removing it every night.
It is an advanced & highly acceptable option for replacing missing teeth.
There is no replacement like sometimes required in conventional denture if they are not fitted properly.
You can rely on Implant supported denture while eating as they are strong enough to bite hard food.
Improves facial structure, pronunciation, and self confidence.
Implants function likes natural teeth which maintain the health of the existing bone and tissue supporting partial and complete dentures.