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  • Dentures (also known as false teeth) are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth. They are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity.
  • Individuals in whom all the teeth have been extracted or have no natural teeth in their oral cavity are known as edentulous patients.
  • Individuals in whom only few teeth are missing, are known as partially edentulous patients .
  • For these cases artificial removable teeth can be fabricated known as artificial dentures.
  • Dentures can be taken out and put back into your mouth. Adjustment with these denture will take some depending on the condition of oral tissues. Patients never feel exactly the same as one's natural teeth.
  • Replacing missing teeth will help to improve your appearance and smile. Without support from the denture, facial muscles sag, making a person look older. Dentures help in eating and speaking more comfortably.
There are two main types of dentures: complete and partial.

Complete Denture

  • Complete dentures are worn by patients who have missing all the teeth in a single arch or both the arches i.e., the maxillary (upper) or mandibular (lower) arch—or, more commonly, in both arches. A conventional full denture is fabricated after all remaining teeth have been removed and tissues have healed. Healing may take 3-6 months.
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Partial Dentures

  • Removable partial dentures are for patients who have some of their teeth missing either in one jaw or both the jaws.
  • This type of prosthesis is referred to as a removable partial denture because patients can remove and reinsert it when required without professional help.
  • They are held in place by retainers or clasps
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Cast Partial Denture

  • These dentures include replacement of teeth in pink acrylic resin( gum-colored base ) with a metal framework. Clasps from the framework secure onto your natural teeth to keep the denture in place
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Fixed Dental Prosthesis

  • Fixed partial denture is a fixed dental prostheses which is used to replace a missing tooth or several teeth by joining an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth (Bridge).
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