Removable Dentures

Have you lost all your teeth or just a few left? Now you may be experiencing a series of problems come with edentulousness. Let alone embarrassing not to have any teeth you may have problems with chewing and speaking. Overall your life quality may drop down. You don’t have to put up with that!

Apart from experiencing functional problems, individuals who lost most of their teeth look old and unhappy as a consequence of bony and soft tissue changes in lower half of their face  

Restoring missing teeth:
Can significantly improve appearance and may help to increase self-confidence Can help improve your speech and your ability to eat comfortably.
Provide the correct support for the muscles in the cheeks and lips, restoring facial dimensions and creating a more youthful appearance.
 

Dental implant supported crowns and bridges are the gold standard treatment option for tooth loss. We strongly suggest our patients to consider this option first for replacement of missing teeth. However dental implants may be costly and not all patients can afford it. Besides individuals may not be willing to undergo the surgery for implant insertion which can be complex when severe bone loss occurred following loss of teeth.

 

A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available -- complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some teeth remain.

 

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. A removable partial denture usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base that holds the denture in place in the mouth. The plastic base is sometimes strengthened with a metal framework.

It will frequently have metal clasps that fit over your existing teeth, holding the denture firmly in place but still allowing it to be easily removed. Some are made from a flexible nylon material and these have clasps made from gum colored nylon so they are less visible in the mouth.

Complete Dentures

Complete dentures are similar to partial dentures having an acrylic gum-colored base to which denture teeth are attached. With a significant exception that they have no support from teeth. Therefore to have stability complete dentures rest on top of the gums as extensive as mouth anatomy allows  

 

When to Choose Removable Dentures

Removable dentures can be a good low-cost solution for replacing a most or complete arch of teeth. They are more affordable than fixed bridges or implants. The procedure is non-invasive and relatively quick. They are also good for anybody who doesn’t wish to undergo dental implant surgery or who is not a suitable candidate for treatment.

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Disadvantages of having a removable denture

 

Removable dentures can accelerate bone loss in the jaw due to the pressure of the denture resting on the jawbone. As the jaw shrinks and changes shape, denture may become ill-fitting that become loose and can rub on gums, creating painful sore spots. They may move around when you eat or speak. Denture adhesives are often messy and do not offer a long-term solution. So the denture may need to be replaced or realigned to accommodate the changing shape of the jawbone.

Removable denture covers most of your gums that may affect your ability to properly taste food.

Have to be removed for cleaning and must be left out overnight to give the gums a chance to recover.