A denture is an oral appliance that is used to replace missing teeth and support the surrounding tissue. Dentures are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and can enhance your smile in multiple ways. Dentures are a good option to replace missing teeth because they can fit comfortably over your gums. They aid you in being able to eat properly and speak clearly and will help boost your confidence. It is not recommended you leave gaps between your teeth if you have lost teeth, as your other teeth are likely to shift into those spaces resulting in issues with speaking, chewing and further damage to your teeth and gums.
Traditional Dentures (Full and Partial):
Traditional dentures are removable and can replace a full set of teeth or a few missing teeth. Full dentures are normally indicated for patients with very few healthy teeth remaining. They require the extraction of all remaining teeth before they can be designed and fitted. With full dentures, you can choose the tooth shade, shape, and size, as well as the color of gum tissue that best compliments your facial features.
Removable partial dentures have replacement teeth affixed to a gum-colored plastic base. This is inserted using a metal framework which holds the dentures in place. Partial dentures are used when there are one or more missing teeth in the lower or upper jaw.
Fixed Dentures and Denture Stabilization:
Fixed dentures are supported by dental implants. Unlike removable dentures, they are fixed in place and hence there is no chance of slipping or moving. When using the All-on-4 denture stabilization technique, four surgically installed implants are strategically placed at a tilted angle to help support a full set of teeth.
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