False teeth, commonly known as dentures are artificial, removal appliances used to replace missing teeth and gums. In case of an accident, poor oral health care or disease which may leave you with very few teeth or none at all, a dentist may suggest false teeth to replace missing teeth. The following are some of the benefits of dentures.
- Mastication : It helps in the improvement of chewing ability through replacing weak areas with dentures.
- Pronunciation : Replacing the missing teeth, especially the anterior enables patients to speak better.
- Self-esteem : The inclusion of dentures in patients improve looks as well as speech, thus boosting confidence to interact with other people.
Types of Dentures
There are 2 types of dentures; partial and complete. For both types of dentures, a dentist makes a model of your teeth through taking impressions, which are then used to make customized dentures.
This type of denture are for patients who are missing some of their teeth. They can also be used when nearby teeth are not strong enough. Partials are made up of artificial teeth held by clasps that fit onto the natural teeth. These are easy take it out by yourself at night and for cleaning.
Another denture that you may consider under this option is the flexible partial. It’s considered to be the most comfortable form of denture. They have become quite popular due to their non-invasive procedures and aesthetic qualities.
Complete dentures, commonly referred to as full dentures or false teeth are used when all your teeth are completely missing. Full dentures are removable since they are held in place by suction. There are 2 types of full dentures; conventional and immediate.
This type of full denture is placed in a patient’s mouth after the remaining teeth are completely removed and tissues have healed.
This denture is implanted on the same day that the remaining teeth are removed, thus no need to wait for the tissues to heal.
In Summary, if you are in need of an denture option, please be in touch and it will be our pleasure to create a custom solution for you.