Dentures

Dentures are removable prosthesis or appliances meant to replace single or multiple missing teeth. Dentures are indicated for teeth replacement as well as to provide temporary replacement to conserve aesthetics during the waiting period for a fixed prosthesis. They also prevent unnatural drifting of teeth to close the spaces created by the loss of natural teeth apart from restoring esthetics and function of food chewing. At times they are the only option available for replacement due to multiple missing teeth, location of missing teeth, available space for replacement, cost constraints, personal preference being few of them.

Dentures can be made from resin (temporary), modified resin (Flexible) or metal based (Cast Partial) as per the clinical requirements. They can also be complete or partial depending upon the number of missing teeth.

Diagnosis2Acrylic Partial Dentures

Indicated as temporary dentures to compensate the waiting period for fixed replacement or as a regular denture where cost is a major determinant. Major Drawback is the use of one sided clasps which at times are loose on supporting tooth and exert one sided pressure during insertion or removal. Also the clasps are sites of food lodgment and require frequent cleaning to prevent cavities in adjoining teeth and also for hygiene purposes.
Diagnosis2Flexible Partial Dentures

Soft Denture material indicated for regular use. Major Plus is flexible non metal clasp which don’t exert pressure on the supporting tooth during insertion or removal and they adhere tightly to the supporting tooth preventing the occurrence of cavities and are easier to maintain hygienically.
Diagnosis2Cast Partial Dentures

Again Denture material of choice intended for regular use. It has clasps on both sides of the supporting tooth to prevent unnecessary forces exerted on the tooth during insertion and removal. It also helps in uniform distribution of chewing forces and is hygienic.
Diagnosis2Complete Dentures

One stop solution when there are no teeth present in the mouth. It provides the lost support to the oral musculature as well as chewing efficiency and restores the lost smile and confidence.