Removable prosthetic dentures are artificial teeth meant to be worn to replace lost teeth. Patients typically receive them when some or all of their teeth are missing.
Removable dentures can be removed from the mouth when needed. These devices are typically held in place by suction and are an affordable option for replacing missing teeth.
There are two types of removable prosthetic dentures:
- Partial dentures, which replace certain missing teeth
- Complete dentures, which replace entire arches of missing teeth
Removable Partial Dentures
Removable Complete Dentures
What Are the Reasons for Getting a Prosthetic Denture?
- A missing tooth.
- A tooth that needs to have its structure replaced (after extraction).
- A tooth that needs to be extracted.
Removable prosthetic dentures are for patients who have lost most or all of their teeth. These dentures are removable to make it easier for patients to clean and care for them. While not always necessary, removable prosthetic dentures can also be secured with dental implants or cement. They are made of high-quality acrylic and fit comfortably over the gums and remaining teeth for a natural appearance.
What Are the Advantages of a Removable Prosthetic Denture?
One of the most common dental conditions is missing teeth. This can be due to trauma, decay, or gum disease. If you have missing teeth, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible. However, not everyone can have dental implants.
Removable prosthetic dentures are the next best thing. Being removable, these dentures are easy to clean and, if needed, repaired or replaced. Apart from the removal of the teeth that needed to be replaced, fitting removable prosthetic dentures is a noninvasive process. This characteristic makes it less prone to complications that come with invasive procedures.
What Can I Expect When Getting a Removable Prosthetic Denture?
To provide a removable prosthetic denture, the dentist in Portland OR will first take an impression of your mouth which will be the basis for the fabrication of the denture. Once the dentures are ready, the dentist will then shape the prosthetic to fit your mouth. The dentist will then use an adhesive to make sure the denture stays in place.
Are Removable Prosthetic Dentures a good option for me?
Removable prosthetic dentures are an excellent option for patients who want to replace up to all of their teeth. Dentures are more affordable, require less patient maintenance, and can be more aesthetically pleasing than a permanent dental bridge.
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