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If the lack of a perfect smile is due to the lack of teeth, there are many possible solutions. One of them is removable dentures.
The patient has to remove such denture at least twice a day when they brush their teeth. The denture should be cleaned at the same time and then put back in.
Dentures should be worn at all times, even at night. This will ensure the correct position of the mandible.
Removable cast metal partial denture
A cast metal partial denture rests on the gums as well as on the teeth in the mouth, so there is less discomfort due to friction. It is also thinner than a plastic denture in terms of the frame, thus it is easier to get used to cast metal partial dentures. The clasps that hold the denture in place are moulded exactly to fit the teeth, so they hold the denture in place better and the denture does not irritate the skin as much. The price compared to a plastic denture could be considered a drawback. It is difficult to determine an exact price – there are many factors that influence the price of a denture (the number of missing teeth, number of clasps, etc.).
with metal frame or cast dental models rest on both the teeth and the gums, which is why they produce less discomfort caused by denture rubbing. The frame is thinner compared to a plastic denture which makes them easier to get used to. The clasps holding the denture firm are cast precisely of the teeth, ensuring better fix and less rubbing. A negative aspect of these dentures compared to plastic dentures is the high price. It is hard to tell the exact price because each patient is unique and there are many factors that affect the price of a denture (number of missing teeth, number of clasps etc.).
Plastic base partial dentures are
a type of denture that have an advantage over the cast dental model – lower price. However, this type of dentures has several negative aspects to consider. These dentures have higher mobility, because the clasps holding the denture in place are not very exact. Besides, this type of denture is also slightly thicker. Furthermore, these dentures sit only on the gums causing discomfort due to rubbing.
Removable full denture
A full denture is used when the patient has no natural teeth left in upper or lower jaw.
are made in the laboratory before teeth extraction, which means that the patient does not have to be toothless as the removal of teeth and fitting of the denture is performed in one visit. In order to make such type of denture, a mould of teeth has to be taken before teeth extraction. A technician will make the denture based on this mould.
Once the dentist has extracted the teeth, the denture will be fitted during the same visit. As the denture is placed on a fresh wound, slight swelling may develop under the denture. The denture must not be removed for 24 hours and it is necessary to visit the dentist on the next day to examine the wounds and adjust the denture. As the mouth changes after teeth extraction and healing of wounds, the fit of the denture should be checked in 3 months time. In general, this type of denture is a temporary solution and a cast dental model should be made after six months.
help when the patient needs a removable denture. Before making a removable denture, one tooth is or several teeth are crowned and a clasp is attached to the crown. The clasp counterpart is in the denture. When this denture is placed into the mouth, the clasp fixes it firmly.
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