When a person loses or misses teeth, it creates a whole lot more of serious problems. As a result, there will be a dramatically remarkable drop of confidence, self-respect and ability to be with people, plus, some serious problems with chewing and eating food. But hey, great news! We can stop this thing from happening and save ourselves from total shame. Thanks to these appliances called Dentures.
What is a denture? A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and the surrounding tissues. It is custom-made and helps restore the appearance and oral functions of the teeth that were lost.
There are two types of dentures – full denture and partial denture.
Full dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth still remain.
Full or Complete Dentures:
Complete dentures are made of a plastic base that is colored in order to replicate gum tissue and support a full set of plastic or porcelain teeth. The traditional full denture is held in the mouth by forming a seal with the gums. They can also be held in place by attaching to dental implants that are surgically placed in the bone of the jaws. This treatment is much more expensive than the traditional complete denture. Partial or Incomplete Dentures
Partial dentures can either be made with a plastic base or a metal framework that supports the number of teeth that need to be replaced. It is held in the mouth by using clasps and rests that are carefully adapted around the natural teeth. The partial denture which uses a metal framework is the traditional design, due to the rigidity and strength of the metal. Plastic partial dentures have normally been used as emergency or temporary replacements of missing teeth, allowing the gums and bone to heal before a definitive restorative solution is obtained.
When your dentist tell you that you are going to need a denture, do not panic. Believe that this step will change your smile and your life for the better. You will be able to talk to your classmates normally, eat with comfort and ease and smile beautifully like you used to.
When finally you agreed to get one, here are the things that are expected to happen next:
There are a lot of possible reasons wherein we can lose our teeth. The most important thing is the fact that you are not helpless. Whatever the reason, the prospect of getting dentures can be daunting, but we at Dr. Qazi Family Dental will help you every step of the way.