Dentures
 


 

If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from periodontal disease, tooth decay or injury, complete dentures can replace your missing teeth and your smile. Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Without support from the denture, facial muscles sag, making a person look older. You’ll be able to eat and speak—things that people often take for granted until their natural teeth are lost. As you can see in the image on the right, dentures come in many shapes and sizes. Some examples include full dentures, partial dentures, over dentures, immediate dentures, precision partial dentures, and implant retained dentures. These dentures can be created to chew against natural teeth, fixed bridges, implant supported crowns or bridges, or almost any other type of dental prosthesis.


Benefits of Dentures
 

-Prevents exisiting teeth from drifting into surrounding space of the missing teeth.
-Teeth out of position can damage tissues in the mouth.
-Helps to chew food .


Types of Dentures
 

- Removable dentures
- Fixed Dentures


Removable Dentures

 

Complete Dentures : Complete dentures or Full dentures are used when all the teeth are missing . Complete dentures can be either "conventional" or "immediate". The framework of complete dentures may be made of resin, metal or a combination.

 

A conventional full denture is made and placed in the patient's mouth after the remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed which may take several months. An immediate complete denture is inserted as soon as the remaining teeth are removed. We take measurements and make models of the patient's jaws during a preliminary visit.
Conventional Dentures are made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal. Conventional dentures is ready for placement in the mouth about 8 to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed.



Fixed Dentures

Hybrid Denture : Hybrid dentures allow people to gain back most of their teeth in the form of a bridge which has some components like a denture (such as gum tissue), but is fixed on the supporting implants. It is not removable.
Hybrid dentures are most frequently used when there is a lot of bone loss, which happens if you've been a long-term denture wearer. The hybrid restoration supplies both teeth and artificial gums to give you back proper facial support and offers the best aesthetic control. In the upper jaw, we usually need to have six implants while on the lower, we can usually use between 4- 5 implants.

 

A conventional full denture is made and placed in the patient's mouth after the remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed which may take several months. An immediate complete denture is inserted as soon as the remaining teeth are removed. We take measurements and make models of the patient's jaws during a preliminary visit.
Conventional Dentures are made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal. Conventional dentures is ready for placement in the mouth about 8 to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed.