Dentures (partial or total)
Replacing lost or missing teeth is important for the health and functionality of the mouth, and for the appearance of the individual.
A partial or full denture replaces natural teeth and provides support for cheeks and lips, so that the individual can enjoy a healthy and beautiful smile full of confidence!
Modern dentures look natural because they follow all the principles of aesthetic dentistry, having good retention and are comfortable for the person who wears it.
Dentures or otherwise dental plate are divided into two categories: In total and partial dentures:
The first ones are used if all the teeth are missing. They are made from acrylic material and the teeth are also particularly made from acrylic. While their aesthetics is quite satisfactory, they have some key disadvantages:
- They are removable dentures work and that means they should be removed from the mouth at least during sleep. If this is not done, then there is a high probability of stomatitis.
- They are relatively bulky and covering a large area of the velar (palate), when it comes to upper teeth, and gums, thus affecting the speech and taste.
- In cases of inadequate bone substrate (particularly on the lower jaw) they are not sufficiently stable, thus affecting the function of chewing and speech. For this reason sometimes tooth roots or implants to provide more support in dentures may be used, which are called overlays. Thus dentures are “snapped” on the roots or implants and become stabilized.
Partial dentures are used if there are some teeth capable of providing support to them. The material is mainly used as a metal base and acrylic teeth. Partial dentures are based on teeth or hooks which are visible to the eye or precision connectors that are not easily visible.
Finally, there are other types of partial dentures, either acrylic or from flexible materials, which are indicated only in specific cases.