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Types of Dentures

Types of dentures.

Dentures are prosthetic teeth which are devised and are used to replace teeth that are missing from one’s teeth alignment. Many activities in life can lead to one having no teeth. Some of these activities include;

  1. Dental disease. Some dental diseases make one lose all the teeth in the mouth or just even some teeth. Some of the diseases include dental carriers.
  2. Periodontitis process. This is a process that leads to the spoilage of the connective tissues that attaches the tooth to the alveolar bone. When the tissues have defects, they may lead to the falling off of the tooth.
  3. During pregnancy, there are hormones which are released. These hormones soften the cardia membranes that hold food in the stomach. When this is done, hydrochloric acid is often released, and this may weaken the enamel of the teeth.
  4. Dental trauma. This involves any strong force that may lead to trauma of the jaws of the teeth. This force causes the teeth to fall off.

Therefore, when these losses occur to a person, it is key that he or she should find the best dentures to use. There are many types of dentures. It only depends on what the customer or patient considers when he or she wants to buy dentures. The good thing when one has dentures is that they will help the individual in doing some roles which include chewing of food, bringing out the clear pronunciation of words, increases self-esteem, and it brings about a nice appearance to the face.

Most used dentures include;

  1. Complete dentures.

This is a type of denture which is used when one has lost all the teeth from his or her mouth. The denture is made specifically to be used as a new set of artificial teeth. This denture is often removable and prosthetically prepared. A complete denture is in most cases used by older adults who have no teeth at all and want to perform tasks like chewing. This type of denture can face opposition from various mechanisms which include dentition, soft tissues on to which it is applied, among other factors.

  1. Partial dentures.

This is a category of dentures that are used by people who have lost a number of their teeth. The dentures are therefore made regarding the type of tooth loss. Materials for making these partial dentures are assembled, then the characteristics and properties of the lost tooth are studied. After a keen study, the partial denture is formed. First of all these dentures are fitted into the crowns of the teeth that had fallen off. Then afterward, the dentures are formulated and attached. Partial dentures can be removable or fixed, depending on the patient’s preference.

  1. Copy dentures.

These are dentures which are devised by copying the structures of the partial or complete dentures. Due to the copying of the two dentures, copy dentures are the most stable in terms of a regular checkup. When one has these dentures, he or she does not require to go check-ups regularly. This is because copy dentures are very strong and stable. These dentures are mostly made for older people who may experience difficulties in adjusting to the new trends of using denture.


Generally, dentures should be used whenever there is an incomplete part of the alignment of jaws. One should be keen on the dentures to pick so that he or she may pick that which is best and appropriate for his or her use. It is important to make a consultation with a dentist to know which is the right denture to use.

About Denture Repairs

Dentures are prosthetic devices that are meant to replace missing teeth. They are usually supported by the soft and hard tissues in the mouths. Dentures are not permanent like dental implants, and they can be removed from time to time. For this reason, dentures are a cost-effective method of replacing missing teeth as compared to other methods like implants. Dentures are durable but not as robust as compared to implants. However, it is hard to know a person has dentures as they perfectly blend with natural teeth and are comfortable.

Damaged dentures can lead to many dental problems. One is that they do irritate the gum causing sores that could get infected leading to other serious issues. Also, dentures that have become loose due to changes in the shape of the jawbone my at times fall off when you are talking or eating, and that can be very embarrassing. Once you have a damaged or a loose denture, it is advisable that you immediately book an appointment with a dentist.

Qualified dentists or dental technicians generally repair dentures. Broken dentures can be fixed, and loose dentures can be adjusted to fit your jawbone properly. However, if your jawbone structure has wholly changed, then the dentist will be required to make a new denture that will correctly hold onto your jawbone.

Factors that commonly lead to denture damages

Denture damages are as a result of fractures that are generally caused by poor fit. The more you chew and bite with your dentures the more force you apply to the denture leading to micro fractures that eventually become macro leading to breakages. Also if you have dentures on the upper and lower parts of your jawbone and they are not well aligned then due to too much pressure on one side cracks will develop leading also to breakages. Dropping is the other common phenomenon that leads to denture fractures and damages.

Denture Repair Procedure

Dentures are usually made from acrylic resin material. The acrylic resin material is preferred because of its numerous benefits. The material is durable, comfortable and above all it is repairable. The material also is aesthetically appealing and blends well with the gum and the jawbone, and one cannot easily notice the difference between natural teeth and teeth that have been supported by the denture.

In cases where the denture become loose and does not fit well a new denture is made and adjusted to fit your mouth correctly. The jawbones tend to shrink in cases where a tooth is missing, and also gums do change in size because of the gap created by the missing teeth. All these factors including those stated above can lead to a denture not fitting correctly. Impressions are taken from your mouth that gives a clear picture of the structure of your bone including the size of the missing teeth. Dentures are then created from the impression and fitted to the roof of your mouth if the missing teeth are on the upper part. For the lower part, a horseshoe-like denture is created so that it accommodates the tongue. There are different types of dentures, and they include conventional full dentures, immediate full dentures, and partial denture. Depending on your problem and need the dentist will be able to examine you and determine which one among the three is best suited for you.

For broken dentures that are not severely damaged and do not require replacements dentist can fix them. All a dentist need to repair a fractured denture is also an impression or a glue to attach the pieces. In cases where the dentures are split into two halves, the dentist or technician will glue them together and also apply another layer of acrylic to strengthen them.

What Are Partial Dentures?

There are different ways to address problems that arise with your teeth, but what happens if some of them are missing? That’s precisely the purpose for dentures. They replace missing teeth and can be removed and placed back into your mouth daily. There was a time when dentures were very uncomfortable, but with the advancements in dental materials, they have become far more comfortable. There are two different kinds of dentures: partial and full.

Partial dentures are a lot more natural-looking than they have ever been. When you have missing teeth, it changes the form of your jaw, which can have a significant impact on your appearance. Partial dentures can restore your appearance by filling out your jaw. By replacing anywhere from one to several missing teeth, you can also restore the function of your jaw.

Partial dentures are constructed with acrylic and metal. These materials provide additional strength so that you can engage in typical functions, like speaking and chewing, with the same ease as you did before you had missing teeth. There are some dentures that are less durable because they are made completely of acrylic. However, it’s still a good option for some people – it depends on your unique situation. The decision of which kind of dentures to choose is usually made in consultation with your dentist.

There are a variety of reasons why you would choose partial dentures. When you have missing teeth or even one missing tooth, it can cause the other teeth in your mouth to shift because they start to compensate for the missing teeth. This shift starts to create other types of problems, both inside your mouth and to the appearance of your face.

The benefit of a partial denture is that it adds structure to your mouth and supports the proper functioning of your facial muscles, jawbone and other aspects of your facial form. The essential function of a partial denture is to prevent the other teeth from shifting. Perhaps one of the main benefits of a partial denture is that it can restore your smile and give you an increased level of confidence.

As you’ve probably imagined, partial dentures are less expensive than full dentures and are usually a less invasive way to replace missing teeth. This fact alone makes it a better option for a lot of patients. Another benefit is the fact that partial dentures are easier to clean, which is important since they must be cleaned on a daily basis in order to maintain healthy gums. Essentially, if you are unable to maintain your natural teeth, then partial dentures might be the best option.

Partial dentures allow you to enjoy many of the foods that you eat and enjoy on a daily basis. However, in the beginning stages, you’ll want to eat soft foods because eating hard foods can be too harsh for your teeth. You should also stay away from foods that are sticky and eat more slowly than usual in order to prevent any mishaps or damage to your dentures. After you have become accustomed to using them, you can expand the kinds of foods that you eat.

When it comes to sleeping, it’s best not to keep partial dentures in your mouth, especially since they should be cleaned overnight. Dentures are cleaned outside of your mouth to make sure they are free from any food particles that tend to lodge around or under your dentures. Additionally, taking them out at night allows your gums time to rest. It’s important to keep in mind that caring for your dentures is much like caring for your natural teeth – you should have a daily routine.

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