Dentures are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth, and which are supported by surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Conventional dentures are removable, however, there are many different denture designs, some of which rely on bonding or clipping onto teeth or dental implants. There are many informal names for dentures such as dental plate and false teeth.
Removable partial dentures are for patients who are missing SOME of their teeth on a particular arch.Complete dentures or full dentures are worn by patients who are missing ALL of the teeth in a single arch (i.e the maxillary (upper) or mandibular (lower) arch).
More recently, there has been a move to increase denture stability with implants.
The insertion of implants into the bone below the dentures can help to provide improved support and stability to withstand the pressure when the denture is used for chewing, keeping the bone from resorbing.
When implants are integrated into treatment, the denture is now referred to as being an implant supported overdenture.
Making the perfect choice as a solution, we produce clip bar systems, telescopic crowns or many different dental restoration work in order to anchor the overdenture.
In the vast majority of cases, complete dentures should be comfortable soon after insertion, although almost always at least two adjustment visits will be necessary to remove sore spots.
Like natural teeth, dentures must be brushed daily to remove food deposits and plaque. Brushing helps prevent dentures from becoming permanently stained and helps your mouth stay healthy.
Regular dental check-ups are important. The dentist will examine your mouth to see if your dentures continue to fit properly. Over time, conventional dentures will need to be relined, rebased, or remade due to normal wear.
With regular professional care, a positive attitude and persistence, you can become one of the millions of people who wear their dentures with a smile!