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About Dentures
.....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.
Partial 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.
. ......Complete 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 weeks.
.....A 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.