Unfortunately, there are cases when we cannot make fixed prostheses, so we need to find a solution that helps restore the feeling of health while staying removable. Fortunately, with the development of technology we can prepare more and more accurate and comfortable removable prostheses.
A denture or removable prosthesis is not fixed to the teeth in the mouth so it can be removed at any time. There are complete and partial dentures. Both change the quality of life significantly for the better; patients will regain their self-confidence.
We talk about a complete denture ről if there are no teeth left in the mouth, whether in the upper or lower jaw. We talk about a partial dentureif we manage to preserve some teeth in the oral cavity and these are supplemented by a removable prosthesis. This kind of prosthesis can be fixed to the natural teeth with metal clips, so the denture will have empty spaces where the natural teeth fit in.
One or several missing teeth can be substituted by dental implants, bridges or removable prostheses. Bridges are used when only a few (up to 3 or 4) teeth are missing and they are glued in place. When more than four teeth are missing, bridges cannot take the load (they might break, or the original teeth might loosen or break), so removable prostheses are made. These are mainly supported by the jawbone and are anchored to the teeth for secondary support.
A complete denture is recommended if the patient cannot have or refuses to have implants. To reach the most natural effect, we use plastic or porcelain prostheses. In case of losing the upper row of teeth, a complete denture is more recommended because of the vacuum effect that gives extra support to the denture. For the fabrication of a lower denture an extremely precise impression is required, based on which the dental technician can create the removable denture.
A partial denture can be used if there are teeth left in the jaw, but the patient has lost most of them. Utilizing it is unavoidable if bridges or implants cannot be used, or the patient refuses to have the latter. Its advantage is that it is less expensive than a complete denture, but a wide smile might show the clips, which many people may consider repulsive. From a medical viewpoint it is excellent, and it raises the quality of life.
We do not say that getting used to dentures is easy, but they are important as they aid chewing and smiling. Our dentists and assistants give detailed information to our patients how to take care of dentures properly, which is very important, as usual. Feel free to ask them for advice; they will be ready to help.
Solydent undertakes the manufacture of complete and partial dentures within a short period of time. We have our own dental technology laboratory where our experts work in the most reliable and precise way to satisfy our patients, even if they have had to be provided with dentures.