Anytime you hear the word Denture; it’s easy to picture them only being for elderly patients. But, actually, dentures and partial plates are a lot more common than you may think – without you even realising! Replacing lost or missing teeth is very good for your health and appearance.
With dental advancements, the material used these days gives an extremely aesthetically pleasing result.
Dentures are available in a large variety of designs.
They range from:
– Conventional dentures
– Dentures which clasp onto your teeth
– Removable dentures
It’s also possible to have dentures which are a permanent implant.
TYPES OF DENTURES/PLATES
There are a few different types of dentures/plates which you can choose from. They include:
– Complete Dentures are a full set of dentures. This includes both the top and bottom jaw. It is an option when there is an absence of any natural tooth structure.
– Partial Dentures are dentures for when a patient doesn’t have all of their teeth missing. But instead only needs a few teeth to be replaced. Over time, it’s possible to add more teeth to a partial denture whenever it is required.
– Over dentures offer a lot of flexibility. They fastened to your remaining teeth or dental implants. They can either be fitted over the roots of existing teeth after a root canal treatment, over the top of existing teeth, or over dental implants.