1. Complete dentures are suited for patients who are missing all of their natural teeth. A complete denture functions to restore aesthetics, mastication and speech. They consist of denture base which can be made of either acrylic resin or metal (chrome-cobult, gold or nickel-chrome) incorporating the denture teeth which mimic the anatomy of natural teeth.
2. Partial dentures are used to replace one or more missing teeth and are retained by the rest of the patient’s natural teeth. The base of the denture can either be metal and acrylic similar to complete dentures.
3. A removable implant retained denture is attached to a permanent dental implant in the gum. These types of dentures overcome the issue of stability which are commonly faces by standard complete dentures, particularly in the lower jaw (mandible).
4. Immediate dentures are inserted immediately after removal of one or several teeth. They may act as a temporary measure to replace the missing teeth while the mouth heals or can be used
Compared to conventional crown retained implant restorations, these dentures are relatively cheaper and bring the added advantage of being removable, therefore allowing ease of maintenance and cleaning for the patient.
Yes these dentures can be refitted or relined to serve as a final prosthesis after healing is completed.
Partial dentures do not harm any of the existing teeth and provide the important advantage of restoring complete function, plus preventing your existing teeth from drifting or tipping into the space created by the missing teeth.
Although metal bases are generally preferred, an acrylic denture is indicated for:
Generally, metal denture bases are preferred for partial dentures. The advantages of CrCo RPD vs acrylic partial dentures are: