When you’re missing teeth and visit a dentist, you will likely be given dentures. There are so many reasons why people lose their teeth like gum disease, tooth decay, accidents, etc. however, for people that have lost only a few of their teeth, dentists advise partial dentures and for those with no teeth at all, full dentures are best. Getting dentures is beneficial not just aesthetically because one needs to bite and chew and how can that happen if you have lost all or some of your teeth? Having no teeth can also affect you physiologically. For all these reasons you may need to get dentures.
The process starts with a dentist making an evaluation of your mouth and taking note of your individual needs. A precise mould with the contours and indentations of your mouth will be formed so it exactly matches your mouth. With the matching contours, denture will fit perfectly in your mouth. The natural color will make dentures seem right and there won’t be that much of a difference between dentures and your natural teeth. Although so many people all over the world have benefited from dentures whether full or partial, more and more people are going in for dentures as the day goes by. Between full and partial denture processes, partial dentures can be very affordable because; there will still be some teeth to work with while full dentures can be very expensive.
Partial dentures can be supported by teeth, tissue/teeth or implant/tissue. They can be made into fixed (partial restoration) or removable partial (removable partial) dentures. The teeth remaining in your mouth will help determine if a fixed or removable partial is best for you. A fixed partial is attached by the insertion dental crowns over the accessible teeth or under the gum with dental implants. Removable dental partials are held in place by clasps that fit around existing teeth or crowns and can be removed for cleaning. Dentures can be created from a variety of materials like full metal, metal/acrylic, full acrylic, as well as new flexible thermoplastic nylon material. The type of partial, fixed or removable, is one factor that determines the construction material. Removable partials can be made of any of the four materials. The flexible thermoplastic will give a patient the most comfort in a removable partial. The dental partial is designed to preserve the remaining teeth and composition of the mouth.