Conventional removable dentures are divided into partial and full prosthesis.
Bigger gaps between the teeth can be bridged with partial prosthesis. The denture is secured to the remaining teeth with clasps or other retainers. This variant is economical but does not usually provide an esthetically satisfactory result and can lead to problems with oral hygiene. In addition, the teeth used for securing the clasps can be loosened by poor loading. This can even lead to these teeth being lost too.
For those people who have no teeth, full dentures are used to provide a functioning set of teeth. With this solution, the new teeth are borne by a gum-
- Cheaper in the short term.
- It is not necessary to carry out a surgical operation.
- The denture is not fixed.
- Chewing function and thus the range of foods that can be eaten is often restricted.
- The poor fit of the denture can lead to painful pressure points.
- Because of the lack of bone stimulation, this can shrink and further worsen denture fit.
- Speech can be impaired by poorly fitting dentures.
- The sense of taste can be impaired.
- The results can be unsatisfactory esthetically.
- Partial dentures can damage the remaining teeth by incorrect loading.
confidence and quality of life can be impaired.