.....There are two types of
dentures, one is a full denture and the other is a partial
denture. Full dentures replace all of the teeth in either
the upper or lower part of the mouth. Partial dentures replace
one to several teeth. Full upper dentures are held in place
in the mouth by suction. In some cases when good suction
is not possible, the use of denture creams is necessary.
Full lower dentures sit on top of the ridge and are held
in place by the bony process and at times the tongue. Lower
dentures are more problematic. Success in wearing a full
lower denture is directly related to the amount of existing
bone. The greater bone volume the greater the ease in wearing
and eating with a full lower denture.
dentures are held in place by metal clasps that wrap
around some of the remaining teeth. This type of partial
is common, successful and affordable. A partial denture
can also be retained with hidden clasps. This can
be accomplished several ways depending on the remaining
teeth and their configuration, often with the use
of precision attachments in crowns.
dentures are either "conventional" or "immediate." A conventional
denture is placed in the mouth about 4 to 8 weeks after
all of the teeth are removed to allow for proper healing.
A conventional denture is also made to replace an existing
denture. An immediate denture is placed as soon as the
teeth are removed. The drawback with an immediate denture
is that it may require more adjustments as the healing
takes place and customarily requires a reline after several
denture helps you to properly chew food, a difficult task
when you are missing teeth. In addition, a denture may improve
speech and prevent a sagging face by providing support for
lips and cheeks.