Losing your natural teeth can be a traumatic experience. Whether young or old, the impact of tooth loss is likely to directly affect one’s lifestyle and confidence. Eating out, socialising or simply smiling can becomes a cause for embarrassment rather than joy.

A solution to this problem is dentures. Research has led to the development of aesthetically pleasing, functional and comfortable dentures.


What are dentures?

Dentures are prosthetic dental appliances constructed to replace missing teeth. Unlike dental bridges and dental implants, which are permanently attached to the bone, dentures are attached to a supporting structure. This makes them removable and easier to clean and maintain.

Types of dentures

There are different types of dentures, including –

  • Complete or Full Dentures,
  • Partial Dentures
  • Immediate Dentures

– each suitable for different cases and circumstances.

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Complete Dentures

Complete or full dentures are for those patients who have lost all of their teeth on either or both of the arches. These take some time to get used to as their adjustment depends on a number of factors like the oral cavity muscles, saliva, bone & tongue.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are used to correct gaps when only few of the teeth are missing. These dentures are fastened to the natural teeth using metal or acrylic attachments. Partial dentures help in maintaining tooth alignment by preventing the other natural teeth from shifting out of position. They also help to prevent further tooth loss and occurrence of other periodontal disease.

There are different kinds of partial dentures – flexible framework, acrylic flippers, cast metal and valplast to name a few.

Immediate Dentures

Immediate dentures as the name suggests are placed at once, right after the patient gets his tooth extraction done.

Adjustments are made once the healing process has completed.

Advantages of Dentures

  • Alongside the obvious aesthetic value, cosmetic dentures also have a number of benefits from an orthodontic point of view.
  • Our teeth give shape to our jaws, cheeks and face. Therefore, tooth loss can severely change the appearance of a person’s face making one look significantly older than their age. Wearing dentures helps to retain the shape of the jaw and face.
  • When we lose a few of our teeth, the ones remaining can start shifting out of their normal position causing misalignment. Wearing dentures can prevent this.
  • Dentures also help strengthen facial muscles that control our expressions, proper articulation of words and chewing.
  • Dentures can also help prevent ‘bone atrophy’ or loss of jaw bone density due to deficiency in the supply of vital nutrients in that area.

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