Dentures, or Dental Plates are one of the most common ways to restore missing teeth. Dentures have been made for decades with long history of success and tails of experience and knowledge.
Making dentures might seem like a simple procedure, mainly carried out by the lab technician. But actually successful dentures require careful designing and engineering that only a qualified dentist in some situations can do or supervise.
Variety of materials and designs are tailored together to provide best function and good look without sacrificing comfort. Good planning and examination of the tissues and facial features are key factors.
For some patients, dentures are the first and recommended option. On the other hand sometimes dentures with poor prognosis are the last resort.
Spending a long time without some or all your teeth results in changes in the mouth that makes denture placement more demanding. Some dentures are used as temporary solutions until permanent prosthesis can be fabricated and placed.
Dentures can be placed in the mouth immediately after removing a tooth so speaking and overall look are not compromised.
Dentures can be:
- Partial dentures – To replace some of the missing teeth. These can be made of acrylic, flexible or cast partial dentures
- Complete Dentures – To replace complete set of missing upper/lower teeth.
The denture fabrication is a multi visit process. The success of dentures would not only depend on the dentist, technician but also acceptance on part of the patient and following the advises.