Our teeth play a considerable role in chewing function. If we mention about tooth losses, like negative health indications experienced in other parts of our body in years, losses are seen in our teeth as well.
Dentures are used at that point. Occurring tooth losses may be eliminated with different denture types depending on number of losses.
Fixed dentures are the dentures type that are fixed on adjacent tooth for teeth losses occurring in time and that are perceived by the patient as his/her own teeth. Crowns, which eliminate substance losses on a single teeth or bridges which complete missing teeth, are called as fixed dentures.
Damage occurring on the teeth due to decaying or trauma may cause loss of a considerable part of the teeth and weakens the teeth in some circumstances. In order to strengthen the teeth in terms of endurance, it should be coated with metal, ceramic or full ceramic restorations. This coating, restoring the teeth shape, color and function, is called as crown.
Bridge method is one of the methods used in elimination of teeth losses. Missing teeth or tooth are tried to be restored via bridges applied with support of adjacent tooth. Therefore, adjacent teeth are degraded at a certain rate. Bridges generally consist of a metal substructure that can resist chewing forces and the superstructure providing the aesthetic look. However, it is possible to create more aesthetic and natural bridges only with porcelain thanks to current technology.
Removable denture is a commonly used treatment in completion of missing teeth. It is applied when the number of missing teeth cannot be tolerated with a fixed denture. The denture is called as partial denture when it completes a part of missing teeth on the jaw, and as total denture when all teeth in the jaw are missing.
We all worry about other people recognizing our dentures if we use them. However, today’s technology gives the opportunity to achieve a natural look and fully fulfill aesthetic expectations of the patient with dentures.
If you lose all or a part of your teeth, dentures will correct your look, speech, chewing and biting functions. If denture is not applied, natural teeth may incline towards the space where adjacent teeth are missing; upper teeth may shift downwards and lower teeth shift upwards. In this case, that prevents your remaining teeth to perform chewing and biting functions in a healthy way. Dentures may applied in your mouth immediately after removing your teeth; this type of dentures are called as “immediate dentures”.
Cleaning Removable Dentures
If you have a removable denture, their cleaning has a considerable role. Cleaning of dentures is easier than cleaning natural teeth.
Points to take into account
- In order not to break the denture, wash it in a vessel full of water, thus, risk of breaking due to falling is eliminated.
Dentures Over Implant
Implant is a method used for completing missing teeth. As a part of the implant is placed in the bone via a surgical method like the natural tooth root, patients feel and use implants like natural teeth. This process is generally applied with local anesthesia. You can receive this process in our hospital in the operation room with general anesthesia or sedation. Following union of implants with the jaw bone, fixed or removable dentures are applied on them.