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Advantages and Disadvantages of Dentures


If you are missing one or more teeth, dentures can help you fill in the gaps. There are several types of dentures, including partial dentures and immediate dentures. Partial dentures are made from plastic, nylon, or metal, and clip onto your natural teeth. You can remove them and clean them as needed. They can also be used if you have some remaining teeth. Here are some of the advantages of these dentures. You can choose between metal and acrylic resin ones.

Partially dentures fill in gaps left by missing teeth

Partial dentures fill in the gaps left by missing teeth. They can be removable, making them easier to clean and remove at night. Because they match the natural look of your teeth, partial dentures can help prevent bite problems and other issues related to missing teeth. You can even talk to people without any difficulty thanks to these prosthetics. With the right care, they can last for years. Regardless of what type of tooth replacement you need, Wayne Dental Care can help you decide which type is best for you.

While wearing partial dentures, you must follow the instructions from your dentist for proper cleaning. These instructions will help you keep your dentures looking beautiful and healthy. You may have to visit the dentist periodically to have Dentures them adjusted if the dentures become too uncomfortable or cause sore spots. It is important to keep in mind that part dentures cover the taste buds, which can lead to bad breath, and can impair the function of the dentures.

Immediate dentures are made before the remaining teeth are removed

If you have a full set of dentures that you want to wear, you must decide how you would like to transition from having your natural teeth removed to immediate dentures. This process requires a healing period before the impression and fabrication visits. Typically, the healing period is between six and eight weeks, but it can be longer if you are sick or have a medical condition that requires longer healing.

A dentist will first evaluate your mouth by taking X-rays, photographs, and models of your jaws. This evaluation typically takes one or two appointments. After the initial evaluation, the dentist will fabricate a prototype of your final prosthesis. This prototype is used to ensure the fit and accuracy of the final prosthesis. Unfortunately, if your teeth are compromised, this process may be too late. Because of this, immediate dentures may have inaccuracies or a poor fit. Fortunately, some of these issues can be corrected with an adjustment. Others, however, will require a new set of immediate dentures after a period of healing.

Porcelain dentures are stronger

Compared to other materials, porcelain dentures are stronger and last longer. Porcelain is similar to glass with translucent features and a natural appearance. This material can be heat-formed into dentures that can be shaped to match your other teeth. In addition to its strength, porcelain dentures also look and feel like real teeth. Porcelain is also more adaptable than other materials and is more resistant to wear and tear.

However, there are some disadvantages to porcelain dentures. The teeth are not as compatible with the denture base as are the teeth made of acrylic. Because of their higher density, porcelain teeth exert more force on soft tissues, resulting in faster bone resorption. In addition, porcelain teeth may be more susceptible to staining and fracturing. Porcelain teeth also do not match the color of the surrounding gums, which is why they are more expensive than acrylic dentures.

Acrylic resin dentures are compatible with metal dentures

Acrylic resins are the primary materials used in denture base fabrication. They are commonly supplied as a powder or a liquid, and are mixed with water to form a hard yet malleable mass. The resins initially have a sandy consistency before hardening to a dough-like consistency. There are several different types of acrylic resins, each of which can be used to make a denture base.

Flexible acrylic partial dentures can be more difficult to spot than traditional metal dentures because they use gum-colored clasps. People who have an allergic reaction to nickel and denture monomers should choose this type of denture if it is necessary. Additionally, flexible acrylic dentures can be more difficult to repair due to their production process, meaning you will have to purchase a new set if they are damaged.

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