It is a mobile prosthetic work that replaces some of the natural teeth which is adapted with metallic or aesthetic precision hooks (when it is a partial denture) ,or all our natural teeth,(in the case of a total denture).
- Affordable cost
- Quick and easy process
- Strengthens the facial aesthetics
- Restoration of chewing and speech
- In cases of bone absorption , resulting in shrinkage of the gums, there is a problem in their retention and stability
- After placement, a slight difficulty in speaking and chewing is created and patients need patience until they become accustomed
- Artificial dentures must be checked by the dentist at least once a year since they endure attrition and may need to be corrected or replaced.
Artificial dentures are divided into 7 categories
Replaces all natural teeth in a dental arc
Immediate Full Denture
The denture made prior to the extraction of the natural teeth and placed immediately after extraction.
Partial denture with metal hooks
It replaces the missing teeth and rests on natural teeth with metal or acrylic hooks
Partial denture with precision joints
It replaces the missing teeth and rests on crowns with special precision fasteners
Partial acrylic denture
It replaces the missing teeth and rests on natural teeth with acrylic flexible hooks
Denture aplicable on natural teeth
A total denture which is applied on to dental roots
Embedded denture on implants
A total denture which is applied on to implants
What problems can be caused by tooth loss and non-replacement?
The loss of one or more teeth always affects the aesthetics of the face. This is also the case where the missing teeth are in the back of the mouth and are not visible when smiling.
In the process of chopping and grinding food, each tooth plays a distinct and special role. This results in even the loss of just one tooth to cause movement to the other teeth and as a result the food is swallowed without being properly chewed.
The loss of even a small number of teeth always affects speech.
In jaw malocclusion and function.
In a full and normal denture, the upper teeth lean down in a harmonious manner and work together in the different movements of the mouth. But when one or more teeth are extracted, the whole balance is disrupted