A denture is a dental appliance that is a substitution for your real teeth. Dentures are completely removable and manufactured to closely resemble your original, real teeth.
When talking about dentures it is important to know there are two different kinds of dentures
. The first kind is a complete denture which is used when all teeth are missing. Contrary to these are partial dentures which are used when many of the original teeth are still remaining. A partial denture is utilized for two reasons. First, to fill the spaces created by missing teeth and secondly, to keep the remaining teeth from moving.
A complete denture is either "conventional" or "immediate." A conventional denture is manufactured soon after the teeth have been removed and the gums have had the opportunity to recover, typically 4 to 6 weeks after tooth removal. Immediate dentures are produced beforehand and directly placed right after the teeth are taken out. After the tissues constrict and mend, adjustments will likely have to be performed.
Dentures are extremely durable. Oftentimes they can last years if properly maintained. Occasionally, dentures will need to be altered, fixed, or repaired due to normal wear and tear.
Reasons for dentures:
- Complete Denture - The loss of all teeth within an arch.
- Partial Denture - Loss of multiple teeth within an arch.
- Enhancing smile along with facial tissues.
- Boosting eating, talking, and digestion.
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