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What are the Types of Dentures?

Author: Dean Martin
by Dean Martin
Posted: Dec 23, 2018

Losing teeth is one of the worst feeling more than a health condition. It becomes difficult to eat a certain type of foods, and pronounce certain words correctly while talking. People even suffer from low self-esteem because of the smile and the laugh that they have to hide while in public. Good news is that dentures in Springfield are the solution to this problem. Dentures are broadly divided into full dentures and partial dentures. These both can be fixed or removable and complete denture can be either immediate or conventional.

Full or complete dentures

Complete or full dentures in Springfield are used after all the teeth are either lost or are removed. These are further divided into two types; conventional and immediate.

  • Conventional complete dentures are made after the gums begin to heal after removing all the teeth. Gums are ideally ready for the placement after around 12 weeks of teeth removal.
  • The immediate complete dentures are prepared in advance and are placed immediately after the teeth have been removed. This allows user not to be without teeth even for a day. But immediate complete dentures are not the alternative to the conventional dentures because they do not fit well because the gums and the bones shrink after recovery leaving the immediate dentures loose and not fitting well. Therefore, they often act as the temporary solution until the complete healing before the conventional dentures are placed.

Partial dentures

Partial dentures in Springfield are used when there are only a few teeth missing and removing all the teeth is not required. Partial dentures are either placed in the gaps between the original teeth or are attached to either of the jaws where more teeth are missing. When filling the gap between the natural teeth, partial dentures prevent them from changing position and restoring the teeth that are left.

Removable and permanent dentures

Both partial and complete dentures in Springfield can be either permanent or can be removable. The removable dentures can be removed as and when required by the user while the permanent dentures are fixed after taking a complete measurement of the bones and jaws. They are made up of plastic material which is pink in color resembling that of gums and have artificial teeth crown made that look like teeth. The base is sometimes also connected to a metal framework that helps in gripping the gums better.

How to care for dentures?

Depending upon the type of denture one has opted for, dentists often guide with after care. Since dentures allow one to eat every kind of food, regular brushing and flossing is equally important as it is for natural teeth. Even the removable dentures need to be cleaned. Maintaining the oral hygiene not only keep the mouth fresh and but also keep the bacterial and fungal infections at bay.

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