Detal Office – An Overview

A quick description of different dentures and their use.

Dentures or their proper clinical name “removable dental prosthesis” replace missing natural teeth lost due to decay of the tooth, gum disease, or injury. find more about us.

Dentures improve appearance, chewing ability, and aid with voice.

Dentures consist primarily of:

  1. True denture teeth. They are distributed in various types, forms and colors.
  2. A custom-made plastic or metal cover that holds denture teeth and matches the underlying gums. This plate is named “denture foundation.”

There are various dentures. These can be worn on the upper jaw, lower jaw, or simultaneously.

Complete dentures: when all natural teeth are lost, complete dentures (sometimes called full dentures) are fitted.

Partial dentures: They are necessary where the natural teeth are absent. To help maintain partial dentures, wire clips or claws are often incorporated that extend from the denture and wrap around remaining natural teeth.

Over Dentures: over-denture is a form of denture that covers natural tooth roots in the jaw bone. Leaving roots in place protects bone which essentially “grips” the denture.

Immediate dentures: Immediate dentures are put in the mouth after removing teeth. While the gums heal, a person does not have to be without teeth. When the gums are considered to have “settled down,” a fresh denture is made.

Copy Dentures: When an person considers a certain collection of dentures acceptable, replicas may be made. Slight adjustments are also made to enhance dentures’ match.

Implant Retained Dentures: A dental implant is essentially a titanium metal screw anchored in a jaw-drilled socket. Implants can be used to hold or “retain” dentures. Special hooks on the inside surface of the denture (such as buttons, push studs or magnets) are used to connect the implants.