Dentures are prosthetic devices designed to help patients with missing teeth, chew food, improve speaking habits, and improve the patient’s facial aesthetics. The absence of teeth can lead to a sunken, collapsed appearance to the mouth-area. By restoring the physical presence of teeth, this malformation is corrected, the patient’s mouth is supported and the appearance is improved by aesthetic standards.
Aesthetic dentures are custom crafted to provide a precise comfortable fit, and to enhance overall facial features. The color of the teeth is carefully selected and the natural differences in tooth shape and size are carefully chosen based on each individual’s age, gender and unique facial qualities. In addition, dentures are made to replicate the gum tissue naturally while providing the proper structure and support for lips, cheeks and face.
Types Of Dentures
There are three types of dentures:
Complete or full dentures are only required for people who have lost all of the teeth on either of the two arches of the mouth. A frequent issue with dentures is their ability to remain in place during usage.
Removable Partial Dentures
Is the placement of the missing teeth attached to pink or gum-colored plastic bases. A partial denture may have a metal framework and clasps which connect to your natural teeth. Depending on your needs, Dr. Hayeck will design a partial denture for you.
Implant supported full Denture
Is a full denture supported by implants. Can be removable or fixed. A removable implant supported full denture is a dental prosthesis that can be disconnected from the implants abutments with finger pressure. The abutment is shaped as a small connector (a button, ball or bar). A fixed complete denture is secured to the dental implants so this prosthesis can not be removed by the user.
Maxillary dentures, used for the top teeth, achieve better unification with toothless gums due to the improvement in suction from the smooth surface. However, mandibular dentures, used for the bottom teeth, are much more effective if the patient still retains some teeth.
Contact Dr. Maria-Dolores Hayeck to learn more about Dentures.