Dentures are divided into two main categories: complete dentures and partial dentures.
Complete dentures are designed to replace the teeth in an entire arch when all the teeth are missing.
Partial dentures are used when there are still teeth present in the arch.
Complete and partial dentures can provide patients with a functional replacement when teeth have been lost.
Complete dentures consist of an acrylic base to imitate gum tissue, and the teeth that can be made of acrylic or porcelain. The denture base is made to closely fit the contours of the arch to ensure the denture is stable during normal oral functions such as eating, speaking, or swallowing.
Partial dentures can be made with a metal or acrylic framework with acrylic teeth attached in the areas where the real teeth are missing. The framework also has clasps or arms that extend out and fit around some of the existing teeth. The combination of the framework and the arms that wrap around some of the teeth keep the partial denture stable during normal oral functions.
There are a number of maintenance aspects that patients who are wearing dentures need to know, in order to maintain proper health of oral tissues. Dr. Foksa and his team will provide all necessary information for patient education.
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When the overall integrity of the teeth has been compromised, it is often necessary to turn to restorative procedures like dental crowns and bridge
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