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 missing teeth
- Complete dentures, which replace entire rows 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.
- A tooth that needs to be removed.
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 is an ideal candidate for dental implants.
Dental bridges are one option for treatment. A dental bridge is a fixed prosthetic that works to replace missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two crowns on either side of the gap. A false tooth, or pontic, is fused into the crowns to fill in the gap. Dental bridges are a good option if you have healthy teeth on either side.
What should I expect when getting a removable prosthetic denture?
When getting a removable prosthetic denture, the dentist will first take an impression of your mouth so that the denture can be made. 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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