DENTURES FOR TOOTH REPLACEMENT
Dentures and Partials are prosthetic devices designed to replace missing teeth ( Some people call this a plate). Conventional dentures are removable; however, there are many different designs, some of which rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth or dental implants. The process of bridge preparation is to prepare the teeth on each side of the missing tooth
Removable partial dentures are for patients who are missing some of their teeth on a particular arch. This type attaches to other teeth for stability by using some type of clasp. This way the patient keeps as many of their teeth as possible and that is much better for chewing efficiency.
This is a full denture that covers the entire arch of teeth. Good bone support is needed for a well-fitting denture or ” plate”. This is the weakest of the types for the amount of chewing force that can be applied. So, eating a steak or biting into an apple might be more difficult. This is especially true if the bone support is not great under it.
Fixed partial dentures are made from crowns that are fitted on the remaining teeth to act as abutments and made from materials to resemble the missing teeth. This is a very stable situation with a good biting / chewing force to eat.
An implant-retained denture is a denture held in place by implants. Usually, two to four implants are surgically placed in the bone and become anchored as the bone heals and secures itself to the implant. Once the bone has healed, Dr. Jeffrey or Dr. Trenton Paffenroth can create an implant denture. An implant denture is a removable denture with attachments on the underside that clip onto a bar connected to the implants. The attachments and bar hold the denture in place and keep it from moving when chewing and speaking. Implant dentures can be classified into two groups:
Other solutions for tooth replacement include: