Dentures are prosthetic devices designed to replace missing teeth. They come in two main types:
- Complete Dentures: These replace all teeth in the upper or lower jaw and are custom-made through multiple appointments.
- Partial Dentures: These are used when some natural teeth remain and can be removable or fixed (known as bridges).
There are also specific types of partial dentures like the Nesbit Denture and the Flipper Denture, each with its advantages and limitations.
The process of getting dentures includes conventional dentures made after tooth extraction and gum healing, involving multiple appointments. Alternatively, immediate dentures may be recommended for immediate use after tooth extraction, with relining required as the mouth heals.
Dentures are a valuable solution for tooth loss, but consulting with a dentist is crucial for proper evaluation and guidance.