Prosthetic Dentistry

Prosthetic Dentistry

Teeth can be lost due to extensive decay, severe gum disease, drug use or genetic disorders. You can vastly improve your smile and functionality of your teeth.
Dentures are used when teeth are missing. Partial and full dentures, also known as false teeth, are prosthesis constructed to replace missing teeth. Dentures can be supported in the mouth with the help of remaining jaw bone and soft tissue, remaining teeth or implants. Conventional dentures are removable.

Dentures can help patients:

• Improve appearance of their face
• Aid in chewing food
• Increase their self esteem
• Maintain nutrition and health
Accurate measurements have to be taken in order to fabricate a perfectly fitting denture. This can be achieved within a few appointments. Dental implants or existing teeth can be used to help keep dentures securely in place.

 

Full Dentures

Full dentures can be either “conventional” or “immediate.” Made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal or healed properly, a conventional denture procedure can get started about eight to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed.
On the other hand, immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. As a result, one does not have to be without teeth during the healing period.

 

Partial Dentures

A removable partial denture or bridge usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a gum-coloured plastic base, which is connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw.
Not only does a partial denture fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from changing position. A precision partial denture is removable and has internal attachments rather than clasps that attach to the adjacent crowns. This is a more natural-looking appliance.

 

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