Upper partial dentures Pictures

What are the Different Types of Dentures? (with pictures)  December 6, 2012 – 07:46 am
Before & After Photos | Pictures | Joe Liang, DDS, MS - Dentist

Few people can say they look forward to wearing dentures someday, although many people suffer the loss of teeth as they age. Heredity, diet, and poor dental hygiene may be to blame, and tooth loss can impair speech, effect self-esteem, and lead to infections of the gum and/or loss of jawbone. There are four basic different types of dentures available: standard, removable partial, temporary, and implant retained.

While some people elect to have all of their remaining teeth removed in favor of wearing a full set of dentures, this is often not the best answer. Most dental experts recommend that people try to retain as many of their natural teeth as possible. To that end, there have been many advances made in dental cosmetics to permit integration of natural teeth, although none of them are a one-size-fits-all solution.

While appearance and comfort are certainly major factors behind which type of dentures are best for an individual, there’s more to consider. Function, for example, is of primary importance. There’s a lot to be said for a secure fit too — a person dropping his teeth into the palm of his hand is a parlor trick better left to the privacy of a bathroom. .

Standard dentures are the obvious choice for someone who has already lost all of his teeth. The fitting process begins with impressions being taken of the upper and lower gums to make a form-fitting denture plate for each. A series of follow-up appointments are necessary to make any needed adjustments. This is important to ensure a proper fit when speaking and eating, as well as when at rest.

For those who are only missing a few teeth, it may be possible to wear a type of removable partial dentures (RPD). They are made with deliberately placed holes in them to allow stable natural teeth to push through. In fact, the surrounding natural teeth provide support and security for this type of denture fitting. They work best on the upper jaw.

Immediate, or temporary dentures, are another type of RPD, although this type often becomes permanent for some people. They are made before the natural teeth have been extracted. Once the loose or decaying teeth in question are removed, the partial is placed over the recovering gums. Often, wire is used to connect it to the nearby natural teeth, providing additional support. This type of partial denture is sometimes referred to as a flipper.

Implant retained dentures are the most durable and permanent type, and they’re also the most expensive. Implants involve placing a titanium screw into the pre-drilled gum, where it will bond to the underlying bone over the course of a few months. At this point, a post is attached to the implant to which a porcelain tooth may be affixed. Implants are an option for people who have difficulty wearing lower dentures.

Source: www.wisegeek.org

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Partial Dentures

I recently got a partial upper denture for one front tooth that is missing.
Any suggestions? I can't eat well in it, it shifts a little. My dentist says I have to get used to it, as it fits as well as it's going to. But I've been taking it out when I eat, and only wearing it outside the house.
I have managed to stop drooling and talking with a slurr. And I've been brushing it with tooth paste and water.
Any tips on how to make this stupid thing more enjoyable. I don't have insurance, I'm making payments now to my dentist for this thing, so a bridge or implant is not an option now.

Partial dentures? Can't get used to them.

I got partials (both sides, upper and lower) four weeks ago. No pain, but I can't adjust to the huge amount plastic behind the top and bottom front teeth. I am conscious of this big wad of plastic in my mouth every minute. My tongue cannot find a place to rest. It's still hard to speak clearly. (After twelve years of teaching foreigners how to pronounce English, I know how to pronounce, and am embarrassed when people ask me to repeat myself.) Is this normal?

Do You Wear Dentures? Are They Comfortable?

I'm in my 50's and my teeth have gone to hell. I wear a full upper denture, but my dentist advised against going with a full lower as in his words, "You'll hate it." So he leaves 5 teeth in and sets me up with a partial that is not working out AT ALL. It won't stay in place EVER, denture cream doesn't work, and before I go ahead with the permenent ($2,000 more dollars) I'm thinking of having him pull the last 5 and go with a full lower. What is YOUR experience? Someone once told me its the only way to go....you can take a dump, read the paper and clean your teeth all at the same time!

Affordable Dentures

I used a high priced "normal" dentist and OS to get all but 6 teeth removed and dentures placed. The fit from them was "iffy" at best. I then went to Affordable Dentures (in Winchester VA) to get my permanent ones and the fit is AWESOME and the price was even better. It is amazing to me that what took my "normal dentist" 8 weeks to get back with such an ill fit was achieved in one DAY at AD with a perfect fit....to top it off, I paid less for my full upper and partial lower by HALF of what I was going to pay for just the upper alone. AD is a "big box" type of deal, but dentures are all they do

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