There are three types of dentures – complete, partial and overdenture. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some of the teeth are missing. A partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting. An overdenture is similar to a complete denture but is supported by a few remaining teeth or implants under the denture. Since they are supported by teeth or implants, overdentures can exert a much greater chewing force and are more stable than complete dentures.
An immediate denture is made in advance and placed the same day the teeth are removed, thus preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the healing process. Immediate dentures are adjusted and relined internally until the tissue and bone heal and stabilize. Approximately one year after the extractions an immediate denture will require a hard internal reline, or a new set of dentures may need to be made.
When denture teeth are worn, poorly arranged, too short, or improperly related to the opposing arch, the dentures will be unattractive and uncomfortable.
Many times dentures have a poor cosmetic appearance because they are too short. If the hight of the dentures is not long enough when the mouth is closed, it will not provide adequate support for the lips and face. As a result, corners of lips will develop creases, and the face will appear sunken. Permanent dentures are best made with porcelain teeth since they resist wear. Plastic denture teeth easily wear down losing their length and effecting their function and the facial profile.
Implants can be used to support both partial and complete dentures. Dentures can become a lot more secure and stable with the support of implants. Many foods that you have stopped eating because of denture slippage can be back on the menu. Implant supported complete dentures can be fixed or removable.
Benefits of Implant-supported Dentures:
Comfort, Security, Improved Aesthetics, Confidence, Convenience, Improved Taste with no palatal coverage, Improved Speach.
Dr. Alavi makes dentures that are beautiful, natural, and easy to eat with. Dr. Alavi uses porcelain teeth for dentures that look more natural than plastic teeth. Porcelain teeth also cut through food easier and last longer. The proper hight of your dentures will greatly improve their appearance by giving adequate support to your face, and the dentures will feel great too.
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