More modern, more suitable for everyday use dentures is currently made from the highest quality and most body-friendly materials that have been developed so far. The result is a perfectly customized denture.
With dental prostheses, a distinction is made between total prostheses and partial prostheses. The simplest and cheapest dentures are made of plastic. More complex dentures are made of titanium and plastic. Ceramic is rarely used because the material breaks and rattles faster.
Of the dentures is in the truest sense of the word a replacement for teeth that have been lost or are no longer functional. For this reason, dentures are an adequate means of combating existing gaps between the teeth and fulfills a wide range of tasks.
Without adequate dentures, the quality of life of both very young adults and older people would be severely limited. With an optimal dental prosthesis, cosmetic aspects can also be implemented, as there are a large number of dental prosthesis solutions.
Without dentures in the most varied of designs, there would even be a health hazard. Despite the excellent properties of the dental prosthesis, this aid is considered a foreign body, which is used instead of natural teeth.
The rough division at dentures is based on the removable and firmly anchored components in the mouth. Contrary to all assumptions that are often made by laypeople, dentures do not only contain the "teeth".
For so-called fixed dentures, dental bridges and telescopic and adhesive bridges as well as dental crowns and dental implants are used. In addition, the trendy veneers and partial crowns are also considered permanent artificial elements.
The dentists use partial, full or total dentures in the removable models of dentures. There are many versions of the prostheses. The dental prosthesis combinations are very popular with patients and have proven their worth. The selection of the respective dentures is based on the current tooth status, which is diagnosed by the dentist.
Schematic representation of the comparison of bridges and implants in dental prostheses. Click to enlarge.
How the Dentures always depends on the selected version. Basically, the dental prosthesis always means that open tooth gaps can be closed and a corresponding bridging is created.
With fixed dentures, patients do not have to worry about the dentures not shifting in their mouth. Of course, this represents a high level of security and the basis for enormous reliability. It is often completely different with removable dentures. This can be anchored to existing individual teeth and can therefore be positioned much better.
If there are no "anchor teeth" and implants cannot be used, the prostheses must be fixed to the upper palate with adhesives. The use of dentures doesn't just fill gaps. The remnants of partially destroyed teeth can also be equipped in such a way that they can withstand enormous loads.
Dental bridges as dentures are attached to the lateral teeth. The telescopic variant is a special removable form of denture using dental bridges. Partial dentures are placed on the existing abutment teeth with lateral clasp devices. With the partial dentures, there are again different types of processing.
Full dentures are mainly recommended if the teeth in the upper or lower jaw are completely missing or only very few are available. Full dentures are manufactured separately for the upper and lower jaw.
A dentures has several meanings that can be summarized as cosmetic, speech-oriented, and purely dental and orthodontic aspects.
Without a functioning denture, it is impossible to properly bite off and chop food. Drinking is also difficult, as lip closure cannot be adequately controlled and guaranteed. For this reason, the lack of dentures can lead to an increasing loss of body weight. This means that without dentures, deficiency symptoms and an insufficient energy supply cannot be ruled out, which in turn can lead to other secondary diseases.
A high-quality denture that fits well, does not cause any discomfort and is optically matched to the appearance, has a cosmetic effect and also enables normal sound articulation. Missing natural teeth not only cause empty spaces in the dentition. Without dentures, unnatural displacements of the jaws occur, which have a negative effect on the temporomandibular joints.
Since the opposing bite between the teeth of the upper and lower jaw is missing without dentures, premature periodontitis occurs in the opposing remaining teeth. Based on these considerations, attention should always be paid to getting a denture as soon as possible.