Denture is mobile replacement for missing teeth and tissue that is connected to those teeth. Denture base is made of acrylate (material like plastic) and teeth on the denture are made of ceramic or in contrast composite material. Because of shape and color, denture resembles natural teeth and tissue.
Firstly, full dentures replace all teeth, while partial dentures fill space of missing teeth and also prevent other teeth from moving from their position. Therefore, full dentures can be immediate or on the other hand permanent. In short, immediate denture is complete denture or partial denture that is placed same day when natural teeth are removed. In contrast, permanent denture can be placed 8 to 12 weeks after teeth removal, when tissue is healed. However, period can be longer due to health issues.
Who needs denture?
Above all partial denture is ideal for people who still have their natural teeth. However patients can lose some or all teeth at any age and then need denture of some kind. Because teeth are integral part of our body and loosing is in addition followed by negative emotional effect. Finally, talk to your dentist about fear, anxiety and other emotions that follow losing teeth.