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Dentures: Types and Uses

August 23, 2021

Perfect smiles and aligned teeth are aesthetically pleasing and a sign of good oral hygiene. It is a known truth that we cannot escape the effect of aging. 

With time, our body needs additional care and if we are not careful enough, we are going to face serious health problems.

These health problems worsen with due time, and it is the same with your oral hygiene. 

Our oral health will deteriorate as we age if we are not careful, and if we continue neglecting it.

There may come a time when due to various reasons of neglect, we start losing our teeth. At this time, one needs to get the first set of dentures to replace the missing teeth.

What are Dentures?

In simple words, dentures are “false teeth”, a prosthetic device that is used to replace your missing teeth.

There are several designs, and some may come in the form of fixed prosthodontics or dental implants

There are two main types known as partial and full dentures. 

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are for those individuals who still have healthy teeth.

Patients who are looking forward to partial dentures must have healthy jaws with teeth available in the upper and lower parts of the mouth.

They can be very useful in restoring good oral hygiene and health.

Partial dentures come as clips that have the teeth to fill the gaps of the missing teeth which are placed around the healthy tooth.

Depending on your choice, you may either choose clips that are visible or tooth-colored ones that will camouflage when you are in conversation. 

Also Read: Realigning Your Teeth for a Better Look

Reasons to Go for a Partial Denture 

Consider the following reasons if you are going for a partial denture: 

  • Need to enhance your speaking ability due to missing teeth 
  • Not for 24/7 use
  • Constantly being hurt by cavity 
  • Reducing further risk to your oral health 
  • To chew food better and easily 

There are various types of partial dentures available in the market, depending on how many teeth one needs to cover. 

It also depends on the cause of one’s discomfort, the necessity for partial dentures and the cost involved therein.

It is always desirable to seek consultation first and figure out the best possible plan for your needs.

How Do Partial Dentures Help?

  • Partial dentures help in your ability to regain that lost confidence of your missing tooth. 
  • It adds support to your facial muscles making it easier for you to communicate. 
  • Makes it easier for you to chew food
  • It repairs the way you smile, making it visibly appealing. 
  • It is a great benefit for your oral health too as it will protect you from further decay due to a cavity or injury. 

Having said that, it could be one of the best investments you will make.

At Kirkland Premier Dentistry Dr. Gaurav Sharma has 400+ hours of Continuing education from the prestigious AAID (American Academy of Implant Dentistry) He applies for the latest research & advances in dentistry to provide the best dental care to patients.

If you are sad and have stopped smiling because you lost your teeth over time, you need not worry. 

Contact us today and get your happy one!

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