Removable prosthodontics

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Removable prosthodontics, also known as removable dentures, is a method of restoring missing teeth that can be disassembled and cleaned easily, in order to improve chewing function, aesthetics.

Who to use removable dental prostheses?

Removable prosthetics is a traditional dental method, that is especially popular among the elderly.

When to use removable dental prostheses?

  • Loss of one or more teeth, or loss of all teeth;
  • Missing teeth but inability to perform implant or ceramic bridge;
  • If you do not want to do dental bridge or implant or can not do it due to a specific medical condition;
  • Prescribed by treating doctor combined with the implant method;

Classification of removable dentures:

1) Full dentures: in case of loss of many teeth or all teeth. Full denture will cover directly the gums, possibly the jawbone;
2) Partial dentures: in case of loss of one or more teeth. Partial denture is attached to a metal frame or flexible plastic bases to wear while eating.

Full dentures and partial dentures

Advantages and disadvantages of removable dentures

Removable prosthetics use different types of dentures, each with its own advantages and disadvantages, suitable for each person's conditions.

Types of dentures

Advantages

Disadvantages

Removable dentures with metal base

- Placed firmly on teeth;
- Long service life;
- Easier chewing;
- Miniature size, that will look neat on anyone.

Can cause pain and discomfort as real teeth are pulled

Removable dentures with plastic base

– Low price;
– Easy to insert.

– Denture is in the loose state;
– Cause difficulty while chewing;
– Increase the risk of oral diseases and can cause pain, as denture is in a tight contact with gums.

Snap-on dentures

– Feel like real teeth while chewing;
– Keep teeth even and firm, does not cause deviation or movement of the jaw while eating.
– High durability and thorough chewing.

- High price;
- Take long time to restore;
- Complex inserting techniques;

Fixable-removable attachment

- Ensure chewing function;
- High aesthetics (look as real teeth).
– High price.

 

5 reasons to use removable dentures

Although removable dentures have been with us for a long time and there have appeared lots of new methods of dental implantation, removable dentures are still preferred by many people because of the following reasons:

Low cost: removable dentures have a relatively lower cost compared to ceramic bridge, implants.
Ensure chewing: removable dentures are measured and tailored individually to fit each person's tooth mold, so to ensure better chewing function and good endurance.
Aesthetics: they are made of safe bright white dental materials similar to the color of real teeth such as plastic or ceramics.
Easy to use, convenient: removable dentures are easy to clean and store.
Does not affect tooth structure: it does not require surgery, tooth grinding, or any other form of dental invasion.

With a team of highly qualified and experienced doctors, the Department of Odonto-Stomatology of 199 Hospital has successfully implemented removable restorations for many people.

For more information on dental prosthetics as well as the medical examination and treatment process at 199 Hospital, please inquire directly at 216 Nguyen Cong Tru, Son Tra, Da Nang (hospital's address) or call 1900 98 68 68.