Dentures can either be full or partial, meaning they can either replace all teeth on either the top or bottom gum line, or just a few that are missing.
Depending upon the type of denture you are having placed or the need of the patient, doctors will advise the suitable materials and the number of artificial teeth needed. Artificial teeth are seated in a titanium, metal or plastic mount, which holds them in place in the mouth during chewing. The mount consists of a frame to provide its form and a saddle-shaped portion that is shaped to conform to the patient's gums and palate. Frames are typically constructed of plastic materials or metal alloys such as nobilium or chromium.
Advantages of removable dentures
« Low cost
« No complicated surgery required
« Quick restoration and better aesthetics
« Safe, easy to clean
« Last for 3-5 years
Who is a good candidate for dentures?
Elderly who have lost one or several teeth, or all teeth on either the top, bottom or whole jaw can be treated with a removable denture method.
However, removable dentures do not feel as good as real teeth, plus wearing denture teeth can cause discomfort, choosing a reputable dentistry is a crucial part.