Dentures: A Miracle in Dentistry

Do you know that artificial teeth that people wear are made from biologically compatible materials such as porcelain? Yes, you heard right! These artificial teeth are known as dentures and are given in cases where the teeth are missing. 

There are two types of dentures, i.e., full and partial dentures. A complete denture is recommended when all the teeth are missing. A partial one is given to the patient where some teeth are missing. 

Complete Denture 

A complete denture is given by a prosthodontist when almost all the teeth are missing due to caries, trauma, or aging. It can be conventional or immediate, depending upon individual requirements. 

A conventional denture can be given after eight to twelve weeks of the initial treatment. At the same time, immediate dentures are given in advance or temporarily to the patients. Once the pre-treatment procedures are complete, an immediate denture is replaced by a complete one. 

Partial denture 

A removable denture, commonly known as a bridge, consists of a pink gum-like structure attached to a plastic base or metal framework that keeps the denture in a good position in the mouth. 

A partial denture is used when one or more natural teeth in an individual’s mouth are missing for certain reasons. 

This type of denture is designed to cater to the needs of teeth that are missing and aids in keeping them in the correct position so that neighboring teeth do not lose their original place. 

Do I need to wear dentures all day? 

Your dentist can best answer this question. Depending on your requirements, they can recommend the denture placement time in your mouth. If you have a completely natural tooth missing, a complete and fixed denture is given, worn all day. 

Whereas in case of one or two natural missing teeth, a removable denture is given, and the dental health professional decides the period of wearing it. 

You should discuss it with your doctor and ask questions about how to wear and care for dentures. A dental health professional will initially recommend a small trial period where you can adjust with dentures. So, one should follow all the instructions properly during that period. 

Does my dental insurance cover the dentures? 

Try to choose a dental health plan that can include all the expenses associated with a denture. These treatments are usually expensive, so an insurance cover is mainly required. So, enquire with your dentist and insurance service provider about the cost before initiating the treatment for the finance planning. 

Schreiner Smith