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Removable dentures are a cheap alternative to implantation. The doctor recommends a removable denture only if the dentition is edentulous. It is generally accepted that total prosthetics is a problem for elderly people. However, in dental practice, it is not uncommon for young people to have a removable denture as the only available option to replace missing teeth.
In addition to the loss of teeth due to natural age reasons, indications for prosthetics with removable orthoconstructions are:
Removable dentures are good in that they quickly recreate and correctly distribute the chewing load, are used for both partial and complete adentia, are convenient in design and give patients the opportunity to smile openly.
Removable dental prosthetics is one of the main areas of work of the Amel Dental Clinic. Whatever the cause of tooth loss, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon can help you fix the problem.
One of the criteria for choosing a prosthetics technique is the number of missing teeth.
The following types of prostheses are installed in Amel Dental Clinic dentistry:
New technologies made it possible to carry out removable dental prosthetics using different materials and to manufacture orthopedic prostheses of various designs. Amel Dental Clinic is a modern dentistry clinic in Dnipro (Dnipropetrovsk), where a certified orthopedic surgeon performs prosthetics of any complexity.
Depending on the number of remaining teeth, the degree of atrophy of the jaw bone tissue, the state of the periodontium, the patient can be offered one of the following options for a removable denture:
The product has the shape of an arch (in German Bügel, hence the name of the prosthesis), consists of a metal-ceramic arch and crowns located on it. This design is used for partial prosthetics most often in the absence of chewing teeth (the bridge arch is attached to healthy teeth using attachments or clasps), as well as in total prosthetics (to fix the prosthesis in this case, the doctor initially installs telescopic crowns on implants). In the manufacture of the prosthesis, cermets are used.
Removable dentures on a rigid plastic base are still used in dentistry, which rub and injure the gums. Amel Dental Clinic uses soft plastic material in the manufacture of prostheses, which ideally fits the gums, does not press, does not cause painful sensations.
This type of prosthetics is suitable for single and full prosthetics. The product has two main parts: imitation gums, imitation teeth. When a flexible full denture is installed on the upper jaw, its attachment occurs naturally by vacuum suction. When installed on the lower jaw (with total edentulousness), in addition to the suction cup, glue is used to securely fix the structure.
Advantages of flexible nylon prostheses:
The most inexpensive type of removable dentures that have long been used in dental prosthetics. The crowns of the teeth are located on a pink acrylic base, which exactly follows the anatomical shape of the jaw and fits snugly to the gums. The covering lamellar prosthesis looks attractive, resistant to wear. However, the product takes up a lot of space in the patient’s mouth, which creates some discomfort and promotes long-term addiction. The denture must be replaced every 2-3 years.
If several natural teeth remain in the dentition, then they can become a support for a removable denture. For fixation, the orthopedic structure is connected to the abutment teeth in an open way: on hooks (clasps) or using attachments (locks).
Pros of clasp fixation:
Minus – unaesthetic (clasps are noticeable when a person smiles).
Attachments are a two-piece locking system. One part is located on the prosthesis, and the other on the abutment tooth.
In partial and complete dental prosthetics, the method of fixation on implants is also used. In this case, the doctor screws in point support implants in the jaw, and they put on metal-ceramic crowns. The prosthesis will be based on these elements. There are two types of telescopic removable dentures – on pins and on a bar.
A new type of removable prosthetics in dentistry – dentures with suction cups. They use the principle of vacuum fastening. The product seems to stick to the gums, and this natural fixation is quite strong. The only caveat is that on the lower jaw, such an attachment option is ineffective, therefore it is recommended to use additional glue for dentures.