Partial and denture

Partial and denture

Partial and complete dentures are dental prosthetic devices used to replace missing teeth and restore oral function and aesthetics. Here’s an overview of each:

1.Partial Dentures:

– Partial dentures are used when a patient is missing some, but not all, of their natural teeth in a dental arch (either upper or lower).

– They consist of replacement teeth attached to a metal or acrylic framework that clasps onto the remaining natural teeth for stability.

– Partial dentures can be removable or fixed (secured in place with dental implants), depending on the patient’s preference and oral health status.

– They restore chewing function, prevent remaining teeth from shifting out of place, and improve the appearance of the smile.

2.Complete Dentures:

– Complete dentures are used when all of the natural teeth in a dental arch are missing or need to be removed due to severe damage or decay.

– They consist of a full set of replacement teeth attached to a pink acrylic base that closely resembles gum tissue.

– Complete dentures are custom-made to fit the contours of the patient’s mouth and are held in place by natural suction, dental adhesives, or dental implants.

– They restore the ability to eat, speak, and smile confidently, improving overall quality of life for individuals with missing teeth.

Both partial and complete dentures require proper care and maintenance to ensure longevity and optimal function. Regular dental check-ups are important for assessing the fit and condition of dentures and making any necessary adjustments or repairs. Additionally, patients should practice good oral hygiene, including cleaning their dentures daily and soaking them in a denture cleaning solution to remove bacteria and plaque.

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