Dentures are removable appliances with artificial teeth. They are made of plastic (acrylic) or a combination of plastic and metal (cobalt chromium). Alternatively you can also ask for flexible dentures. The innovation of the biocompatible flexible material allows the dentures to adapt to the constant movement and flexibility in your mouth.
Types of dentures :
- Partial dentures: If you are missing some of your teeth
- Complete/Full dentures: if you have lost either all your upper or lower teeth
Fabrication usually takes a few visits whereby during the first visit, the dentist makes a molded impression of the teeth to be sent to a dental laboratory. You may be asked to return to the clinic for “trying-in”. It is recommended that dentures should be replaced every 3-5 years
Overdentures are a newer alternative to dentures, combining traditional denture technology with modern advancements in dental implants.
By establishing two implanted attachments to the lower jaw, an overdenture is able to sit securely in place to instantly increase retention, stability, and comfort. This is especially important in lower-jaw full-denture situations where traditional dentures tend to have less adhesion due to a limited foundation and the tongue muscle dislodging the prosthetic teeth.
Another benefit of overdentures compared to traditional dentures is the limited amount of bone loss where the implants are placed, making the procedure more successful in the long run and helping to preserve facial structural integrity.