Can Dentures be a replacement of Natural Teeth?

Jul 24th, 2010 | By | Category: More dental news

Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

Basically Dentures are prosthetic devices constructed to replace
missing teeth, and which are supported by surrounding soft and hard
tissues of the oral cavity.If some one looses Teeth then artificial
Teeth are used to replace the real ones.

Teeth loss can be caused by a number of factors

1. Periodontal diseases

2. Tooth Decay

3. Use of Drugs

4. Genetic Defects

5. Physical Trauma

With the use of atificiall man made Teeth, a normal healthy facial look
can be restored. As well as, eating, chewing and normal biting can be
restored. Its a way to regain lost Smile.

But are dentures exact replacement of Natural Teeth? With the
advancement in technology, Yes, they are now. Around about 700BC human
and animal lost teeth were used as Dentures but they used to detiorate
easily and quickly.
Use of Dentures can help in many ways

1. Better chewing ability…Mustication

2. Increasing speaking ability and right pronunciation…Phonetics

3. Recovery of natral Facial appearence

4. Dentures help keep facial muscles from sagging, which can make a
person look older

If you have lost, or are in the process of losing all of your teeth, a
complete denture is something to discuss with your cosmetic dentist. If
some of your teeth remain and are healthy, a partial denture may be
your way to a good, healthy smile.

Basically there are two types of dentures
1. Removable partial dentures

2. Complete dentures

But there are other classifications involved as well

1. The standard denture

Standard dentures are made for people who are already missing all their

2.Immediate dentures

Immediate dentures (sometimes called temporary dentures) are actually
made BEFORE the natural teeth are extracted.

3. Cu-Sil dentures

They are advertised mostly as “transitional” dentures meaning that they
are especially recommended when the remaining teeth are likely to be
lost (eventually) for any reason

4. Overdentures

Overdentures are defined as any removable tooth replacement device that
is inserted over existing teeth or their remnants, replacing these
teeth with false teeth.

5. Implant retained dentures
Implants, as mentioned elsewhere, are quite expensive (generally about
$2000 apiece, not counting the tooth replacement that goes on top of
them), but quite effective in retaining an otherwise non retentive
Problems Involved

Dentures are very much like natural Teeth but prolem arises with the
patients feeling of having something inside mouth other than food. In
such case more saliva is generated in mouth Because Brain senses it to
be a foreign particle

Your implant-supported denture will be more stable than a regular
denture. You will find it easier to speak and you won’t have to worry
about the denture becoming loose or falling out of your mouth. You
generally will be able to eat foods you could not eat before. However,
you will not be able to chew hard or sticky foods because they can
damage the denture.

If you have an implant-supported denture in your upper jaw, it will
feel more natural than a regular denture because the denture will no
longer cover the roof of your mouth.

Some patients who believe they have “bad teeth” may think it is in
their best interests to have all their teeth extracted and full
dentures placed. However, statistics show that the majority of patients
who actually receive this treatment wind up regretting they did so.Even
if a patient retains one tooth, that will contribute to the denture’s

In order to avoid Complications regarding Dentures , You will need to
remove the denture at least twice a day for cleaning. You also should
carefully clean around the implants and attachments.

Good hygienic conditions prolong the use of Dentures but, still they
need to be changed once in a year.

A Cosmetic Dentists is the Right choice to do so. Prior to choosing the
dentist, Be sure that wether the Dentists is capable of performing the
treatment or not. Otherwise it can be a life time regret and a loss of
reasonably huge amount of money.

Share on Facebook