A person who for some reason has lost all or part of the teeth, should not panic. In this case, complete dentures will allow you to return the original appearance with a removable denture.
Complete dental prosthesis is a method of prosthetics using a complete removable prosthesis. This method gives a wonderful opportunity to at least partially return to the usual way of life.
What is prosthetic dentistry and when it is used
Complete removable dentures are a plate of plastic, curved in the shape of the sky, covering the entire jaw (in the case of a prosthetic for the upper jaw). Artificial teeth made of plastic or porcelain are fastened to the plastic base. This prosthesis is attached to the gums by anatomical jaw protrusion and the suction effect.
Usually full dentures are used in the following cases:
- At congenital adentia, that is, the absence of teeth in a child, when the age does not allow to implant a tooth;
- With complete absence of teeth in the patient, and also when it is impossible to secure other types of non-removable and removable dentures;
- In the case when the adult patient has a period of implantation of the dental implants or after complete removal of the teeth.
What do dentures do?
All modern removable dentures are made of high quality materials, so they are much more convenient to use than a dozen years ago. At the desire of the patient for a complete prosthesis one can individually choose the shape and color of artificial teeth, as close as possible to the present.
When complete dentures of a removable type are intended only for temporary wear, they are made with special absorbent substrates of soft plastic. This reduces pressure on the gums, and the patient does not feel discomfort.
Complete prosthetics with modern technology is a completely convenient and reliable way to turn the patient to a sensation of teeth in the mouth. Care of such a prosthetic is very simple and convenient. For complete cleaning, it is enough to rinse the prosthesis in running water.
Disadvantages of complete prosthetics
Complete dental prosthesis, even in spite of the easiest care and ease of use, has a number of significant disadvantages, which should sometimes be addressed. Here are some of them.
- It takes a long time to get used to a permanent full removable prosthesis.
- Insufficient fixation of the prosthesis, especially on the lower jaw.
- Feeling of discomfort at the meal, cough or laughter.
- Relatively fast wear prosthesis.
- Some restrictions on food.
- Violation of speech functions.
- The need for regular preventive examinations of the gum and jaw from the dentist.
Complete implant implant prosthesis
In the case where complete prosthesis is impossible due to certain disadvantages, a possible compromise option is possible - prosthetics of teeth on implants. In this situation, prostheses are used on implants, which will serve as a support for a removable or non-removable complete prosthesis.
To choose a complete teeth or to use implants, you need to decide yourself, since the procedure for implantation is expensive and not always appropriate.