Denture

Denture

A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. There are three types of dentures available – complete, partial and overdentures.

COMPLETE DENTURES

are used when all the teeth are missing and they are held in place by natural suction

PARTIAL DENTURES

Are used when there are some teeth in the mouth. You can restore all your missing teeth on one removable appliance. A partial denture can be a full acrylic appliance with metal clasps that hug the teeth and retain the denture in the mouth, or it may have a metal framework coated with acrylic (gum-colored plastic) with metal clasps. Crowns are recommended on the teeth that hold the clasps for better fit and to protect them from being damaged by the clasps. Instead of clasps precision attachments can be used which offer more aesthetic results than the metal clasps. Precision attachments are small “buttons” that are built in the crown and inside the partial denture as male-female so the metal part will not show. A partial denture is the choice for people who want a quick and affordable solution when they have a lot of missing teeth.

OVERDENTURE

An overdenture looks like conventional dentures from the outside, but the way they are secured in your mouth give us the following variations

Implant supported overdenture

Is a type of removable denture connected to dental implants. The implants are fitted with special mechanism (locators or ball abutments) that click with the denture to lock them securely. It is different from traditional dentures, which sit directly on the gum tissues. For the lower jaw, we need at least 2 implants and for the upper jaw, we need 4. This type of overdenture is a more stable, more modern version of regular denture. While conventional dentures rest solely on the gum tissue and the underlying jawbone, overdentures remain anchored by dental implants.

Telescopic Overdenture

Is a removable overdenture that is connected to teeth. The term telescopic denture refers to the type of prosthesis done on the teeth. This prosthesis consist of 2 crowns; a primary or inner crown that is cemented to the tooth, and a secondary or outer crown that is built-in and attached to the denture.
These are extremely well-fitting dentures that fit precisely over the natural remaining teeth that are stable and they offer many advantages

 - Keep the remaining healthy teeth in place
 - Better aesthetic outcome because they don’t have clasps
 - Better retention
 - Stability
 - Better support
 - Stable occlusion
Quality of life
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