When you loss a tooth due to a sudden injury, tooth extraction by dentist is prescribed and periodontal diseases such as tooth cavity, gum diseases etc, lead to too loss. There will be a gap formation between the tooth and missing teeth will be seen. At this places, dentures are fixed in order to restore the original shape for proper youthful appearance, to eat most of the foods you love, to feel better about yourself. It eliminates embarrassment, to speak clearly and make you smile and also provide essential support for your lips, cheeks and face. A denture is a removable artificial tooth used as a replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues in either of the upper or lower jaw or both in the most severe cases of tooth loss.
Two types of dentures are available:
1) Complete dentures.
2) Partial dentures.
When a full set of teeth or a majority of teeth are missing in a mouth, complete dentures are used. Conventional and immediate dentures are the two types in complete dentures which are made of impact resistant plastic. Conventional dentures are used when there is a necessity of replacing all the natural teeth. But it takes some time to fix in the mouth because these dentures should be prepared by the dentist in order to resemble with the missing teeth. Conventional dentures base looks like same as your gums and the teeth that are placed also look the same as the original teeth. This will give you the same functionality and appearance of the original teeth. Whereas immediate dentures are made in advance and are replaced as soon as the tooth is removed. But this takes more adjustments to fit properly into missing teeth gaps until conventional dentures are made.
When a few teeth are missing and they need to be replaced and the remaining original teeth are remaining, there is a need of partial dentures to be used to fill in the gaps left by missing teeth. These dentures are made of plastic, or from a mixture of plastic and light alloy. These are attached to the natural teeth with flexible tooth colored clasps. These should be replaced by the dentist and may be fitted with a partial denture. Partial dentures are fixed with the help of bridges and crowns. Fitted partial dentures can prevent your existing healthy teeth from moving into the gaps following the tooth loss because of injuries or accidents.
The above are the details of both complete and partial dentures.