Dentures are removable prosthetic devices custom made for the replacement of missing teeth and surrounding tissues to restore a person’s appearance and oral functions. The dentures can either be a full denture, used when all the teeth are lost, or a partial denture which is used in instances where only some of the teeth are missing.
Unlike dental bridges, which are essentially permanently fixed to the bone and teeth, the dentures are prosthetic appliances which attach to a supporting structure and can be removed for cleaning, at night, or whenever so desired by the patient.
Bright White Dental Centre offers two basic types of dentures:
- Complete Dentures
- Partial Dentures
Full or complete dentures are for those patients who have lost all of their natural dentition in either the upper or the lower jaw, or both. This type of denture covers the upper and lower gums. Like other dental appliances which replace missing teeth, the dentures help a patient maintain their facial aesthetics, shape as well as a patient’s self-esteem and confidence.
Partial dentures are an alternative option for patients who have lost some of their teeth but are unable to afford dental implants or bridges. Removable partial dentures are held in place with the help of the remaining natural teeth as well as the gums. They may be made of metal or acrylic (plastic).