Custom-made dentures (replaced teeth) made of acrylic resin that will fit well over your upper and lower gums, whether you need a full or partial denture.

One of the methods of replacing missing teeth is dentures. Custom-made dentures (replaced teeth) made of acrylic resin that will fit well over your upper and lower gums, whether you need a full or partial denture.

Types of dentures

Full dentures, which are of two types- immediate and conventional. Immediate dentures are constructed in advance and put into the mouth of the patient immediately after the tooth are removed. They may need adjustment once the tissue is healed. A conventional denture can be used after extraction socket is healed usually after 6 to 8 week after extraction.

Partial denture: Partial acrylic dentures are plates made with acrylic resin, which are simply adjustable with dentures that need artificial gumline. This helps them to resemble a person’s original gum colour.

Types of partial denture are

Acrylic denture: Acrylic partial dentures generally contain tooth replacement attached with an artificial gum like structure resembling the gum colour.

Chrome denture: Chrome dentures can be used to replace any number of missing teeth. The framework behind the teeth is much thinner than acrylic dentures, and clasps are usually incorporated to anchor the denture to natural teeth so chrome dentures tend to be more comfortable and secure than acrylic dentures.

Flexi denture: Flexi-dentures are a relatively new development in denture materials. The teeth are attached to a slightly flexible gum coloured denture base which extends to make the clasps. They provide a metal free alternative to the partial denture equation.Valplast TM and Flexite TM are the most popular types of flexi- denture.