What are dentures?

Dentures are constructed by the dentistto replace the missing teeth. They are also called false teeth and get support from the surrounding hard/soft tissues of oral cavity. Dentures used earlier were removable, but now dentures are available in different designs .Dentures are of 2 types i.e. dentures replacing missing teeth on maxillary/mandibular arch.

What are the advantages of dentures?
Dentures help people in many ways such as,
  • Dentures replace teeth in edentulous areas which help one to chew food easily.
  • Dentures makes one feel better about his/ her appearance, which in turn increases self esteem and self confidence.
  • Dentures improves facial appearance by giving support to cheeks and lips
  • People are able to speak better as the missing teeth have been replaced and the gap has been filled.
What are the different types of dentures available?

There are 2 types of dentures i.e. complete dentures and removable partial dentures. Complete dentures are used by patients who do not have any teeth in a single arch (upper or maxillary / lower or mandibular arch)

Patients that have some missing teeth in an arch use removable partial dentures. Bridges and crowns are referred to as fixed partial dentures. Bridges are more stable and expensive .Crowns is mounted on to the remaining teeth which replaces the missing teeth and fills up the gap.

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