Dental denture replaces the missing teeth and allows the patient to enjoy regular food and smile with confidence. They are not permanently fixed and can be removed at any time. The full or complete denture replaces all of the natural teeth in the lower or the upper jaw, as opposed to the partial denture that fills in the gaps after missing teeth and is attached to the teeth with metal clips or more complex attachments.
Dentures are individually prepared for every patient in order to match the natural teeth so a minimal change in appearance can be noticed. The most modern dental dentures can even improve the patient’s appearance by filling the gaps, and making the smile look better.
Removable partial dentures are for patients who are missing some but not all of their teeth. A partial denture consists of a metal framework that goes around the roof of the mouth or the floor of the mouth. It has a clasp to help on retention. A partial denture can also be made of clear material for a better aesthetic result. Partial dentures are still widely used.
Fixed partial dentures (also known as permanent bridges) are made from crowns that are fitted on the remaining natural teeth as well as synthetic materials that are sculpted to resemble teeth.
Complete dentures or full dentures are for patients who are missing all their upper or lower teeth. Complete dentures also known as Dental Prosthetic Appliances are used once all remains of the natural teeth are removed. They mimic your natural teeth (aesthetically) and restore most of the functionality of chewing.
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