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Complete & Partial Denture

Dentures

Dentures are artificiallymade teeth which are specifically fabricated to replace missing teeth, which are supported by soft and hard tissues of oral cavities. Traditional dentures are removable however there are many several types of denture designs, some of which depend on bonding or clipping onto teeth or implants. There are two main sections for dentures, depending on whether they are used to replace missing teeth on mandibular arch or maxillary arch. There are several informal names famous for these dentures like dental plate, false teeth and falsies)

Types of Dentures

Removable Partial Dentures

Removable partial dentures suit those patients more who have one or more teeth on a particular arch. Fixed partial dentures, widely known as "crown and bridge", are made from crowns that are fixed on remaining teeth to act as abutments and pontics made from materials to look like missing teeth. Fixed bridges are costly in comparison with removable solutions but are more stable.

Complete Dentures

On the other hand, complete dentures or full dentures are placed in patients who have entire teeth missing in an arch (i.e maxillary or mandibular arch).

The type of denture may also be categorized according to the material being used.

  • Regular acrylic dentures
  • Unbreakable ‘sunflex’ dentures which are also known as flexible dentures.
Soft Dentures and Flexible Dentures

One of the most common threats for dentures is bad fit. It is very difficult to avoid since gums are between a rock and a hard place. The rock is jawbone and that hard place is hard acrylic liner that holds the prosthetic teeth.

However, some patients can put on dentures without any complaint but some users feel some kind of discomfort and pain while eating. Even slight shifts back and forth can convert into severe gum problems with the course of time. The most common reason for discomfort and denture misfit is ever-changing conditions in mouth. With the passing years, gum tissue shrinks along with the jawbone. Hard dentures cannot team up with new shapes therefore long-time denture users end up using some form of adhesive to increase stability while wearing artificial teeth.

A new solution known as soft dentures or flexible dentures promise to eliminate the problems linked with hard acrylic liners. They do not require any kinds of adhesive actually they adjust to irregularities of mouth as well as stay in place even after harsh chewing.

The hidden fact of soft dentures is the undercut of gum ridge. Flexible dentures hook into these undercuts to provide firmness required to eat solid and crunchy food like guava and dry fruits.