Partial and Complete Dentures

Partial and Complete Dentures

Partial and Complete DenturesComplete dentures can be either “conventional” or “immediate”. Made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue  heals, a typical denture is ready for placement in the mouth about eight to Twelve weeks after the teeth have been removed.
Unlike everyday dentures, immediate denture are made in advance and will be delivered the day of extraction. Consequently, the patient is not without  teeth in the healing period. Nevertheless bone and gum will resorb and shrink particularly in the first 2 months of teeth extraction. As a result to have a good retention and excellent fit, the denture needs reline once or twice in two month and 6to 12 month after fabrication;.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are to replace  a few missing teeth, while the person still have some natural teeth.
It can  either be made with a plastic base or a metal framework that supports the number of teeth that need to be replaced. It gets its retention in the mouth using clasps and rests that are carefully adapted around the natural teeth. The partial denture that uses a metal framework is the conventional design , due to the stability and rigidity of the metal. Plastic  or acrylic   partial   dentures have normally been used as emergency or temporary replacements of missing teeth, allowing the gums and bone to heal before a definitive restorative solution is obtained. Recently, however, different materials such as Valplast have been introduced to  provide lasting, flexible alternatives in certain situations

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