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Removable Dentures Prosthetics

What are Removable Prosthetics?

Removable prostheses, dentures for short, are a type of dental device that is designed to replace multiple missing or severely damaged teeth. Unlike some dental devices, which are permanently secured in the mouth with the use of an implant or adjacent teeth, removable dentures can be taken out at will.

The actual removable prostheses device looks like a small plate or frame. On the top of the plate or frame are artificial teeth. The entire set of dentures is uniquely designed to securely fit inside the patient’s mouth without any pain or discomfort.

There are two types of removable dental dentures. The first type is a complete denture, which is created to replace all of the teeth in a patient’s mouth. The second option is a partial denture, which is designed to only replace a small section of teeth. With this type of denture, you will have some of your natural teeth and artificial teeth.

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Reasons to Consider Removable Prosthetics

The costs involved with the procedure, the type of procedure required, and the ease of use are all reasons why people consider removable dental prosthetics.

Specific reasons why people consider removable dental prosthetics include:

  • Cost – removable dentures are often a fraction of the cost of dental implants
  • Flexibility to add teeth – occasionally removable dentures can have additional teeth added on, which allows patients to customize their dentures should the need arise to replace other missing teeth
  • Ability to save natural teeth – partial dentures allow patients to keep some of their natural teeth
  • Non-invasive procedure – no surgery is required for removable dentures if teeth are currently missing

Types Of Removable Prosthetics

  • Full Removable Dentures
  • Immediate Complete Denture
  • Removable Partial Dentures

Steps to make a removable denture

For either case, measurements are taken from the patient’s mouth in the dental office. From it a three-dimensional mold is made on which the dentist will make indications to the dental laboratory for the fabrication of the prosthesis.

The definitive prosthesis will require certain test models on which the dentist will work to adjust the model until reaching the final result.

Hygiene of removable dentures

Proper hygiene of dental prostheses is the first step to avoid conditions such as tartar, gingivitis or periodontal disease. The prostheses, like the natural denture, accumulate bacteria, even more, due to the retention points, removable prostheses have with the existing denture.

On the other hand, in the case of skeletal, food is filtered and retained on the support hooks, which can be a source of decay.

In addition to immaculate hygiene, it is necessary to schedule visits to the dentist to perform the corresponding revisions. Professional monitoring is the only way to prevent future problems.


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