Dentures are the obvious choice for someone who has already lost all of their teeth or some of their teeth. The fitting process begins with impressions being taken of the upper and lower gums to make a form-fitting denture plate for each. A series of follow-up appointments are necessary to make any needed adjustments. This is important to ensure a proper fit when speaking and eating, as well as when at rest.

Complete Denture

Complete dentures refer to a full set of replacement teeth that are used in the lower (mandibular) or upper (maxillary) jaws to replace teeth that have been extracted due to serious gum disease or tooth decay.

Teeth are one of the hardest parts of the human body but there are instances when they get damaged. Usually, it is because of tooth decay that develops due to plaque buildup or bacteria that penetrate the gums, causing inflammation and pockets.

A dentist’s role is to ensure that teeth are saved as much as possible. If not, at least much of the structure is preserved. Nevertheless, when the damage is severe, the teeth are extracted as a last option.

When several teeth in the upper or lower have to be removed, complete dentures are the best option.

Complete dentures can be either immediate or conventional. They are conventional when they require multiple dental visits and when impressions are obtained only after the teeth have been removed and the gums are healed. On the other hand, immediate dentures are ready even before the teeth are extracted. This way, the patient doesn’t leave the clinic without teeth. These are readjusted once the gums have fully healed.

Different materials used to create dentures include metals and acrylic.

Removable Partial Dentures

A partial denture is a type of dental prosthetic which is designed to replace one or more missing teeth. Removable partial dentures, also known as RPDs, are designed to be taken out and cared for by the patient.

Partial dentures are either made from metal, nylon or acrylic to which the missing teeth are attached. They usually have metal or plastic clips that secure them to your natural teeth.