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Dentures & Partials

Dentures

Removable Partial Denture

A removable partial denture is a denture for patients suffering from partial toothlessness who desire to have replacement teeth to restore and maintain their oral function and for aesthetic reasons. The denture may be readily removed and reinserted by patients for cleaning without any professional help. It is a restoration technique that replaces the space where one or more teeth have been damaged or removed.

The most common type of removable partial denture is that which has replacement teeth attached to a gum colored base connected by a metal framework. They are attached to the natural teeth using a metal clasp. Removable partial dentures are made with precision and constructed with lightweight, rigid and strong materials that allow the denture to be very thin yet capable of conducting sensation.

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Removable Complete Denture

A removable complete denture is a type of removable denture used for replacing the missing teeth and surrounding tissues and are used when all of the teeth are missing. The replacement teeth are firmly attached to a base, whose color matches with that of the natural gum, and is supported by the tissues of the mouth. There are two classifications for a removable complete denture: Conventional and Immediate.

Immediate dentures are made in advance and can be placed in the mouth immediately after the teeth are removed. They are only temporary solutions until a conventional denture is made. Conventional dentures are made once all the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed. They are ready to be placed in the mouth after all the healing has been completed.

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