Dentures, also known as false teeth, are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing tooth/teeth. They are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity.
At LivingSmile Dental, we produce 2 types of dentures — Complete and Partial dentures.
Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
Complete dentures can be either “conventional” or “immediate.”
A conventional denture is constructed when the gum has begun to heal after the teeth have been removed in about 8 to 12 weeks.
Unlike conventional dentures, immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. As a result, the wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period.
However, bones and gums shrink over time, especially during the healing period following tooth removal. This has become a disadvantage of immediate dentures compared with conventional dentures as they require more adjustments to fit properly during the healing process and generally should only be considered a temporary solution until conventional dentures can be made.
A removable partial denture usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is sometimes connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth.
Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. Not only does a partial denture fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents the adjacent (neighbouring ) teeth from changing position.
A precision partial denture is removable and has internal attachments rather than clasps that attach to the adjacent crowns. This is a more natural-looking appliance.
Valplast Flexible Dentures
Beautiful . Functional . Comfortable
Many people consider a Valplast Flexible Denture to be the most comfortable option for their denture and the final restoration can be made quickly and precisely.
Typically more affordable than fixed restorations and only a bit more than conventional dentures with ugly visible metal clasps, Valplast offers a uniquely beautiful aesthetic quality that is unrivaled. A Valplast Flexible Denture moves with you naturally, giving you confidence while talking, eating and, most importantly, Smiling !
Are There Alternatives to Dentures?
Yes, dental implants can be used to support cemented bridges, eliminating the need for a denture.
The cost is usually greater, but the implants and bridges are more closely resemble the feel of real teeth.
Dental implants are becoming the alternative to dentures but not everyone is a candidate for implants.
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