What's a denture?
A denture is a removable appliance that serves as a replacement for lost teeth. There are two types of dentures: 1. Complete denture 2. Partial denture
Complete dentures come in handy when the entire of the teeth is lost or missing. A partial denture is used when some numbers of natural teeth still remain; it covers up for the missing teeth.
A complete denture is fabricated as a replacement for the entire of the missing teeth. Complete dentures are of 2 types - conventional and immediate.
Conventional dentures are placed in the mouth only after the gum tissue has healed following removal of all the teeth. This means there is a gap of nearly 8 to 12 weeks since the removal of teeth for placing a permanent denture. During this healing period, immediate dentures are used. Immediate dentures are made ready in advance before the removal of teeth, and are immediately placed once the teeth is removed. This is an arrangement put in place to ensure that the wearer of the denture need not be without teeth during the healing period, thereby ensuring that his eating habits are not hampered.
Immediate dentures are considered as a temporary arrangement till such a time that conventional dentures are placed. Immediate dentures will need constant adjustments during its use since the healing gums will create problems with the denture's fitting.
Partial denture is a removable appliance that acts as a bridge to replace missing teeth. As discussed, partial dentures are used when other teeth still exist in the mouth. A partial denture has replacement teeth attached to a base that has the coloration of gums. It usually has a metallic framework that ensures that the denture is held in place in the mouth.
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