Dentures and Partial Dentures
Missing teeth not only affect your appearance but also your oral and overall health. They alter your bite pressure and cause the adjacent teeth to move into the spaces left by them, which leads to serious orthodontic issues. Missing teeth also cause a bone recession in the jaw, which alters your physical appearance and makes you look old. Therefore, it becomes essential to replace missing teeth immediately.
Dentures are custom-made dental devices used to replace missing teeth. They consist of artificial teeth attached to a gum-colored base, which can be taken out and put back into your mouth as and when you please. They are fabricated in a dental laboratory using impressions of your mouth. There are two types of dentures:
1. Complete or full dentures
2. Partial dentures
What are full or complete dentures?
A full denture or complete denture is a removable dental device that is used to replace missing teeth when a patient has lost all the natural teeth on the upper or lower dental arch. It consists of two parts, the artificial teeth, and the acrylic denture base. The artificial teeth restore the natural teeth, their function, and their occlusion. The acrylic dental base acts as a foundation for artificial teeth and also restores the defected soft and hard tissues. It is gum- colored and fits snugly in the mouth.
What are partial dentures?
A partial denture consists of artificial teeth attached to a gum-colored acrylic base, which is attached to a metal framework that holds the denture in position. Partial dentures are used to replace a single or multiple missing teeth when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. They not only replace missing teeth but also prevent the adjacent teeth from drifting into the spaces created by missing teeth. Partial dentures are of two types, namely, removable partial dentures and fixed partial dentures. A removable partial denture has internal precision attachments that attach to the adjacent crowns and can be detached according to one's will. The adjacent teeth are often fitted with porcelain crowns to improve the fit of the removable partial denture. On the other hand, a fixed partial denture uses dental implants to permanently attach the denture to the jaw. Some benefits of removable partial dentures are:
We at Doan Dental use state of the art technology to systematically restore the damage and enhance your smile. With a custom treatment plan, your smile will look more youthful, lustrous and radiate health and beauty. Dr. Trung Doan has 13 years of experience under his belt and has his dedicated team to treat multiple dental issues with full-mouth reconstruction and cosmetic dentistry. Doan Dental transforms the smiles of patients living at Rancho Santa Margarita and Orange in California. Book an appointment with us at (949)713-6720 or (714) 634-8111 or visit us at 26111 Antonio Pkwy #200, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 or at 1409 W Chapman Ave #B, Orange, CA 92868.