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Complete dentures replace your entire set of teeth. Complete dentures can be conventional or immediate.

The patients teeth are removed and after enough time has passed for the gums to fully heal, the new denture is fitted.

A different variation of the conventional dentures is the Metal Reinforced Denture or the Jaali Denture where in a metal sheath is reinforced in between the denture layers

No healing time is given and the dentures are placed in the mouth as soon as the teeth are removed. They look like conventional complete denture only.

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A Removable Partial denture is a good option to replace some missing teeth. Partial dentures can help keep your own teeth in place and improve the health of your mouth as a whole.

Acrylic Partial Dentures are made from an acrylic resin. They are quick to make and cheapest.
Cast Partial Dentures take a little longer to make due to their special construction. Chrome Partial dentures are more comfortable, stronger and last longer.
Valplast Flexible partial dentures are more comfortable as they are made of a flexible acrylic material
 The Advantages of partial dentures
Dentures provide you with your missing teeth thereby helping you in chewing.
They hold your remaining natural teeth in their proper positions.
They improve speech, which is sometimes unclear due to several teeth missing.
They prevent the sunken cheek look that comes from having multiple missing teeth.
They improve your smile.

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Overdentures are defined as any removable tooth replacement device that is inserted over existing teeth or their remnants, replacing these teeth with false teeth. Prior to modern dentistry, overdentures were very nearly the universal tooth replacement device since surgical removal of teeth was painful, dangerous, and frequently impossible without modern anesthetics. In those days, dentures were made to fit over the rotting stumps of decayed or broken teeth.

Non restorable teeth are generally removed prior to the placement of a removable prosthesis; however, there are still instances where these teeth can be maintained to the patients advantage. The most frequently seen overdenture today involves teeth that have had RCT. If the roots of these teeth are still serviceable, the crown may be cut off at gum line and a removable appliance may be placed over the stumps. Sometimes, the stumps are themselves covered with filling material or cast metal copings in order to protect them from decay. The advantage to this is that the roots of these teeth can maintain the bone that supports them. This bone would otherwise resorb away leaving less tissue to support the denture. In addition, the root itself can serve as a "rest", or a vertical support for the denture allowing for more stability than would otherwise be available.

Implants are quite expensive but quite effective in retaining an otherwise non retentive denture. A titanium "screw" is actually placed into a hole drilled into the bone to approximate the position of teeth. After several months, the titanium has integrated (attached) into the bone, and the implant is then uncovered and a post which "pokes" through the gums into the mouth is attached to the implant. This post may support a porcelain tooth, or it may support an attachment for a denture. On the other hand, a minimum of 2 implants can maintain a lower denture which would not otherwise be tolerated by that patient. More than two implants are needed for upper implant retained dentures. Although the dentures that fit over implants are considerably more expensive than standard dentures, they offer the added advantage of allowing upper dentures to be built in the shape of an arch instead of having to cover the entire palate. This is of special significance to people who otherwise cannot wear full dentures because they make them gag. Implant retained dentures have special significance for people who cannot wear lower dentures. As an edentulous (toothless) person ages, and the bone continues to resorb away, lower ridges frequently disappear entirely. Thus there is no vertical bone underlying the gums to stabilize a lower denture. These people frequently cannot wear a lower denture at all. The addition of two implants in the front of the lower jaw can make it possible to retain a lower denture which would otherwise be impossible for the patient to tolerate.

Since their introduction in the late 1990s, mini implants are beginning to become the standard of care for retaining lower dentures. Unlike the standard implants discussed above, there is no three to six month waiting period before mini implants can be loaded (support the denture). Mini implants can generally be placed in the lower jaw without cutting an incision in the gums. The only anesthesia used is an injection directly over the site of each implant. The old lower denture can then be retrofitted directly over the newly placed implants, and the patient can use the denture immediately. Furthermore, because the implants are about the size of a standard wooden toothpick (they are made out of a titanium alloy), patients who have been told that there is not enough bone to accommodate standard implants can be fitted with minis. The entire procedure (placing the implants and retrofitting the old denture so that it is supported by the newly placed minis) takes about one hour. It is generally painless, and produces very minimal post operative discomfort. Finally, due to the ease of insertion, this procedure is much less expensive than standard implants for retaining lower dentures.

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