Dentures are prosthetic appliances used to replace missing and surrounding gum tissues. There are primarily two types of dentures available at Smile World Dental: Partial and Complete Dentures. Dr. Prakash K. Sojitra uses various dentures to restore the complete functions and appearance of a tooth. They also help to improve the chewing, biting, speaking abilities of a person.
How Do Dentures Work?
According to individual teeth impressions, dentists are custom-made from acrylic, nylon, porcelain, resin, or metal. A denture consists of prosthetic teeth and a flesh-colored base that completely fits over the gum line. Once they’re firmly in place, patients can go back to their everyday life with complete teeth.
According to your dental condition and the severity of your situation, Dr. Sojitra will recommend any one of the three denture types.
What Are the Different Types of Dentures?
Dental dentures can be classified into three categories based on their functionality and structure: Complete and partial dentures.
- Complete Dentures
Dr. Sojitro recommends complete dentures when all the teeth are missing due to trauma or injury. They’re removable dental devices that take up the whole mouth rather than just a part of it. Complete dentures can be further divided into:
- Conventional dentures
A conventional denture is placed inside the mouth after the extracted teeth and gum tissues have completely healed. So dental dentures are all set to be placed about 8 to 12 weeks after the tooth extraction.
- Immediate Dentures
Immediate dentures are ready-made to be placed inside the mouth as soon as the teeth are extracted. Hence, the patient doesn’t have to go without teeth during the healing period. Compared to conventional dentures, immediate dentures need more procedures to fit a mouth perfectly. They’re usually used as temporary solutions until the conventional dentures are ready.
- Partial Dentures
Partial dentures are used when only some teeth are missing. Dentures are removable prosthetic appliances consisting of a plastic base and artificial teeth. Natural teeth act as an anchor for dentures and are usually connected to using a metal framework.
Restoring missing teeth using partial dentures can prevent the shifting of adjacent natural teeth. Dentures are a viable alternative to dental implants to restore a few missing teeth.
Improve your smile and dental health with Dr. Prakash K. Sojitra at Smile Work Dental. For an appointment, call us at (209) 732-1123 or drop by 4925 Sisk Rd A-B, Salida, CA 95368.