A denture is a removable appliance to replace one more missing teeth. There are two broad categories of dentures: Partial denture and complete denture. As the name suggests, Complete dentures replace all the missing teeth whereas partial dentures replace one or more missing teeth with some teeth still remaining in the oral cavity.
For many years, partial dentures have been used to replace groups of teeth or a few teeth scattered across upper or lower jaw. There are a variety of partial dentures available depending upon requirements of individual patient. All partial dentures attach to remaining teeth and have a gum-colored portion meant to blend into the existing gum, with prosthetic teeth to replace missing teeth.
Complete dentures are similar to partial dentures in fabrication and appearance. The only difference is that complete dentures replace full set of teeth whereas partial dentures replace only a few teeth.
Advantages and Disadvantages of dentures
Are there any better alternatives to Dentures?
Dental implants represent state of the art in dental technology and are considered the preferred choice over dentures for patient who qualify to receive implants
Advantages of dental implants Vs. Dentures
Types of implant supported teeth replacements
Implant supported overdentures - Removable
An implant-retained overdenture is attached to implants, while a regular denture rests on the gums, is not supported by implants, and tends to fit less firmly in the mouth. This denture has special attachments that snap onto attachments on the implants. Minimum of two dental implants are placed to stabilize the denture. More implants will increase the stability of denture on top. Patients can remove this type of denture easily for oral hygiene purposes
Implant supported dentures - Fixed- Hybrid dentures
For patients who don’t want dentures that come out, there is the fixed option. This approach allows the prosthesis to be fixed to the implants and can only be removed by the dentist. They are designed to allow easy cleaning and maintenance.
Implant supported complete fixed bridge
As an alternative to wearing a full denture (if there is adequate bone or bone augmentation procedures can be performed to grow sufficient bone) multiple implants can be placed across the jawbone to provide support for a fixed bridge.
The professionals at US dental are highly qualified and equipped with latest technology to diagnose and treat missing teeth with either either traditional dentures or implant supported dentures. After thorough clinical assessment aided by X ray examinations, various options are discussed with the patient and appropriate treatment is rendered. We utilize various techniques of sedation such as nitrous oxide inhalation gas anesthesia, oral anesthesia and Intravenous anesthesia to make the procedure practically pain free. Our staff includes trained specialists such as Prosthodontists (experts in dentures), certified Periodontists (experts in implantology and gum treatment) and anesthesiologists to provide highest quality of treatment.