Dentures and Partials
Many advances have been made in the field of dentistry where tooth loss can be largely prevented. However, there are a number of options available for people who have lost most or all of their teeth. One of the most versatile and affordable is a set of removable dentures. Even for those with full dentures, it is advised to schedule regular dental examinations. Changes in the gums and bone structure as well as wearing-away of denture surfaces can change the fit and require denture adjustment. Without proper fit a denture can promote loss of gum tissue and bone structure and lead to mouth sores. Even if full dentures are worn, the American Dental Association recommends an oral cancer screening and examination every year.
Partial dentures are dentures that replace only a limited number of teeth, and not an entire set. Partial dentures are a single piece fitting that is supported by the remaining teeth and gums. They are much more secure than standard full dentures, and are more comfortable.
When tooth loss becomes impossible to prevent, removable dentures are a suitable course of treatment for many people. Cosmetic Dentures are made to look as natural as possible. Cosmetic dentures are made from a special acrylic base that helps prevent the denture from shrinking and warping.
Some cosmetic dentures achieve a more natural appearance and feel through the use of implants. Implants are installed in the bone. The cosmetic denture will either rest on or snap onto the implant. What this does is allow the denture to stay in place without the chance of it moving around, which makes the denture more comfortable and more effective for chewing and talking.