Complete & Partial Dentures
A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue.
There are two types of dentures: complete & partial dentures.
Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. Dentures not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth they prevent other teeth from shifting.
A complete denture may be either: conventional or immediate.
Reasons for Dentures
Partial Denture – Loss of several teeth in an arch.
Complete Denture – Loss of all teeth in an arch.
Enhancing smile and facial tissues.
Improving chewing, speech, and digestion.
Preventing remaining teeth from shifting out of their proper position.