A denture is a removable prosthesis that replaces one or more missing teeth. There are many options for dentures as new technologies offer different styles, material choices, functionality, and aesthetic selections. Ranging from partial to complete, dentures are custom-made to fit your mouth while maintaining chewing ability, facial structure, and a uniform smile.
Partial dentures are recommended when one or a few teeth in the mouth need to be replaced. These prosthetics can be made from acrylic and cast materials and may or may not have metal clasps to hold the denture in place. Within the category of partial dentures are flippers. These small, convenient dentures usually replace one or more anterior teeth and are often used as a temporary, interim solution.
Partial dentures can be placed where a tooth or teeth are already absent or when tooth extraction is required. Partials can be fitted following an extraction, should that course of treatment be the case. This means the denture is placed in the mouth immediately after an extraction.
Complete dentures are used when all teeth on the top or bottom arch of the mouth need to be replaced. As with partials, complete dentures can be made in different ways and using different materials. They, too, can be fitted following tooth extraction.
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