REMOVABLE PARTIAL AND COMPLETE DENTURES:
Dentures are given when a patient has lost one or more or all teeth in the upper and lower jaws. They are removable and fit on the alveolar bone underlying.
Dentures are of various types
- Removable partial dentures (made of acrylic, removable, may have clasps on adjacent teeth, gives functional and esthetic support to oral cavity)
- Cast partial dentures (have a customized metallic framework on which teeth are placed, fit is better than a regular RPD)
- Complete dentures (when all the teeth in an arch are lost a complete denture is made in acrylic replacing the teeth)
- Immediate dentures (is a complete denture or partial denture inserted on the same day, immediately following the removal of natural teeth)
- BPS dentures (are biofuntional prosthetic system of dentures which are made of high quality products and great technical work)
- Flexible dentures (these are a kind of partial denture, but these ones are made of different materials than ordinary partial dentures, they are not rigid hence the comfort levels are higher)
- Implant supported dentures (are a type of over denture that is supported by and attached to implants. A regular denture rests on the gums, and is not supported by implants. An implant-supported denture is used when a person doesn’t have any teeth in the jaw, but has enough bone in the jaw to support implants)
- If a few teeth are in the oral cavity and not in a good condition the dentist may need to remove them to make a complete denture. Healing period after the teeth are removed may take a few months during which time you may be without teeth.
- But an immediate denture can be made and given to the patient as soon as the teeth are removed if they do not wish to have no teeth in the mouth. These dentures need to be relined after 3-6 months as the alveolar bone reshapes once the teeth are lost and the denture may become loose.