Dentures: Types, Care and Maintenance - A Comprehensive Overview

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Frequently Asked Questions on Dentures

What is a denture?

Dentures are also called a prosthesis. People wear a prosthesis to replace missing or damaged teeth to have a balanced diet and comfortable smile. Either acrylic (plastic) or metal are the materials used in fabricating dentures.

What are the types of dentures?

There are different dentures types based on factors like the number of teeth being replaced, time of insertion of the denture, and support of the denture.
  1. Based on the number of teeth being replaced, there are two types of dentures:
    • Complete denture: When an individual has lost all his/ her teeth in the upper or lower jaw, a complete denture will replace the lost teeth and tissues of the specific jaw.
    • Partial denture: When one or more teeth are lost (but not all), a partial denture is used to replace lost teeth while taking support from the adjacent teeth and tissues.
  2. Based on the time of insertion of the denture, there are two types:
    • Immediate / Interim denture: This denture is inserted immediately on the same day of teeth removal.
    • Conventional denture: This denture is inserted after a few months of teeth removal and when the wound's healing is complete.
  3. Based on the supporting structure of the denture:
    • Conventional denture: This rests on the oral cavity gums and derives its support from the underlying bone and surrounding tissues.
    • Overdenture: It rests on the teeth prepared for supporting the denture.
    • Implant-supported denture: It rests on the implants placed in the bone of the jaw.

Why do I need a denture?

Full dentures rest over your gums and replace all your lost or missing teeth. They will help you to eat comfortably, speak clearly, and will improve your confidence and self-esteem. Partial dentures replace the adjacent teeth support missing teeth. If you have missing teeth, the adjacent teeth will move into this gap, causing an imbalance in the teeth arrangement and lead to crooked or tilted teeth. This could affect your bite, which further would damage the adjacent teeth. So, to balance your bite, better chewing efficiency, and cosmetic reasons, it is imperative to replace your missing teeth with a denture.

What is a complete denture?

Complete dentures replace the entire arch of missing teeth in either the upper or lower jaw. They rest on the upper or lower jaw gums and replace missing teeth while gaining support from surrounding tissues.

Can I get a denture immediately after I get my teeth removed?

Yes, there is a possibility to get a denture immediately after removing your teeth. These dentures are called immediate dentures. You have to consult with Dr. Adatrow and check whether you are an eligible candidate for immediate dentures because immediate dentures cannot be given certain conditions like infection. Hence, it is always better to let the experts decide the best treatment for you.