Removable dentures are among the simplest and most convenient oral restorations. They are used to restore multiple missing teeth with one prosthetic appliance, unlike dental implants or bridges, which can be used to replace only a single tooth at a time.
What Are the Differences Between Removable and Fixed Dentures?
Removable dentures can be taken off whenever the patient needs to or wants to. This could be when they go to bed, clean their mouth after waking up, or when they have to clean the dentures themselves. The process is fairly simple, and they can put the dentures back in the mouth easily. Fixed dentures, on the other hand, can only be removed by the dentist at a dental practice. These prostheses would be fixed to the mouth through dental implants, which are in turn fixed to the jawbone.
How are Removable Dentures Made?
If you lose teeth because they had gotten too broken, diseased, or infected that they had to be extracted, they will need to be replaced to maintain your oral health. The same is true if you lose teeth because of some accident or injury and the teeth cannot be restored. This is when we will conduct a thorough examination not only of the gaps left by the missing teeth but also of the remaining teeth. X-ray images and impressions will be made and sent to a dental lab for the fabrication of the removable dentures. They will be so designed that they will effectively replace the missing teeth while anchored to the remaining natural teeth.
What Are the Advantages of Removable Dentures?
- Removable dentures are convenient to use.
- They can be taken off and placed in a glass of water when you go to bed.
- Cleaning removable dentures is extremely easy.
- In case the dentures suffer any damage, they can be restored to their original condition easily.
- Rebasing and relining the dentures when they undergo wear due to continuous usage is inexpensive and quick.
- Since they make your cheeks and chin appear fuller, you could look a few years younger.
- Since your dentures are custom-fabricated according to your oral structures, the prostheses would be an excellent fit. This keeps them from slipping off or getting displaced in the mouth.
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