An Overview Of Dentures

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Dentures have been used for a long time to address the problems linked to missing teeth. Despite them being a well-established treatment, dentures are still subject to many misconceptions. This is particularly true when it comes to the type of dentures available and their materials.

Generally speaking, there are two types of dentures: full and partial. Full dentures are recommended when an entire row of teeth has been lost, whether it is the upper or the lower arch. These dentures are usually made of acrylic and do not only replace missing teeth, but also any soft tissue that may have been lost.

Partial dentures can be used to replace multiple missing teeth and soft tissue. These dentures are usually made of acrylic; in some cases, a flexible acrylic is used.

The most popular partial dentures are made of metal alloys, usually chrome and cobalt. If you are missing multiple teeth, speak to your dentist to find out how you can benefit and which is the best type for your specific needs.