Dentures are removable appliances which are used as a replacement of missing teeth and tissues. They are the artificial teeth which enable normal functioning of human mouth. Dentures are of two types – Complete & Partial.

Complete dentures are advised when all the teeth are missing, and partial dentures are applied when some natural teeth are missing. They are custom made especially for a set of teeth and gum line.

Complete Dentures fit over the upper teeth and roof and on the lower teeth placed like a horseshoe. They are conventional dentures and are removed during the night for cleaning. Partial Dentures consists of replaced missing teeth attached to artificial gum connected by a metal framework which helps to hold the denture in place. Missing teeth can change the position of other teeth hence partial denture help to overcome this problem and keep the teeth intact.

There are three types of dentures
  • Conventional Full Denture Conventional full denture is placed in your mouth after any remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed.
  • Immediate Full Denture An immediate full denture is inserted immediately after the remaining teeth are removed.
  • Partial Denture Partial denture rests on a metal framework that attaches to your natural teeth. Sometimes crowns are placed on some of your natural teeth and serve as anchors for the denture. Partial dentures offer a removable alternative to bridges.

Frequently Asked questions

  • Q1. Why Is It Important To Remove Dentures At Night?

    This is because the gums and tissue which supports your dentures need time to rest and recover while coming in contact with saliva. Therefore, it is considered as the healthiest thing to be done.

  • Q2. Do Dentures hurt?

    Because you are not used to having something artificial in your mouth, you might feel inconvenience at first. Your dentist will examine and evaluate the areas of discomfort and to treat them accordingly if any.

  • Q3. How long does the dentures?

    Longevity depends on the type of denture.