Prosthodontics > Removable Dentures > Complete and Partial Denture
WHAT ARE DENTURES?
Denture is a dental treatment where the dentist creates an alternative prosthesis of the teeth and gums in order to replace the missing function of the oral cavity. Some of its benefits are:
it supports you as you eat and chew
it helps you speak more clearly and;
it enhances your smile
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF DENTURES?
A crown is used to entirely cover or "cap" of a damaged tooth. Bridges on the other hand is recommended if you are missing more than one tooth. Both can improve your teeth's shape or alignment and give you a perfect smile.
There are two (2) types of removable denture: Complete/Full Denture and Partial Denture:
Complete/Full Denture is advisable for patients who loss all their teeth.
Partial Denture on the other hand is recommended for those who are missing only a few teeth.
Different materials or make of dentures are also available for patients: Ordinary and Flexite. The appearance between the two is not so distinct but they vary on the durability. Unlike the Ordinary Dentures, Flexite is more flexible and durable. It adjusts to the temperature of the food you take and does not break easily when you accidentally drop them.
Just like tooth brushes, dentures needs to be replaced too after a certain period. Ordinary Dentures should be replaced after two (2) years whereas Flexites should be replaced after five (5) years. The reason for this is because as people grow older, the gums recedes causing the denture to loosen its grip and alignment. So to ensure that this won't cause chewing and other problems later on, it is advisable that removable dentures should be updated as prescribed by your dentist.
HOW LONG BEFORE YOU GET USED TO YOUR NEW DENTURE?
As you avail a removable denture, you may feel awkward and uncomfortable at the first few weeks of wearing it. Sometimes, it lasts even months - 2 to 3 months at the very least. Should you feel persisting irritable feeling, feel free to visit the dental clinics near you and have your dentist check it. Normally, minor adjustments on your dentures are already included in your package and in their services.
WHY ARE DENTURES NOT ONLY FOR OLDER PEOPLE?
Often times, dentures are associated with older people and causes hesitation every time dentists recommend younger patients to wear one. But why do people wear dentures and when is the best time to wear it? Here are some of the common reasons why your dentists will advise you to wear dentures as you visit the nearest dental clinic to you:
Loss of Teeth
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