Removable Dentures

Removable dentures are designed to produce a balance between functionality, longevity and esthetics.

What are Removable Complete Dentures?

Removable Complete Dentures are full-mouth teeth replacements designed for edentulous people. Complete dentures help people who have lost all their teeth due to trauma or poor oral hygiene, giving them better chewing abilities in addition to a more appealing appearance.

It is important to note that it may take time to adapt to removable complete dentures. Mouth sores, for example, may result from rubbing and pressing of the dentures on the mucous membranes. It may be necessary to visit your prosthodontist for the adjustment of dentures from time to time. These adjustments should resolve any problems.

Although dentures have their disadvantages, most people prefer dentures over the problems associated with an edentulous lifestyle.

What are Removable Partial Dentures?

Removable Partial Dentures are designed for partially-edentulous people. People typically prefer fixed partial dentures (dental bridges) over removable partial dentures, though some partially-edentulous people do not qualify for fixed partial dentures because they lack the supporting tissues to which fixed dentures attach.

Advantages of Removable Partial Dentures

  1. For patients with multiple missing teeth, RPDs are less invasive and have a lower cost than other tooth replacement options.
  2. Depending on the material used and other factors, additional teeth may be added to the partial over time.
  3. Partials are a much better option than a complete denture to replace lost teeth in your lower jaw if some natural teeth can be saved. Most people have difficulty adapting to a removable complete lower denture

What are the alternatives to having a Removable Partial Denture?

• A bridge

• A complete denture

• Implants which attach to:

a. Crowns or bridges

b. An RPD

c. A complete denture

How long will it take to get used to wearing a partial denture?

For the first few weeks, your new partial denture may feel awkward or bulky. However, your mouth will eventually become accustomed to wearing it. Inserting and removing the denture will require some practice. Follow all instructions given by your dentist. Your denture should fit into place with relative ease. Never force the partial denture into position by biting down. This could bend or break the clasps



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