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Removable Dental Prostheses

Removable dental prostheses are an effective method for addressing aesthetic and functional issues resulting from the loss of multiple teeth. These prostheses, anchored to natural teeth, consist of a base plate and artificial teeth. The base plate features a metal clasp system which fits over the natural teeth, securing the prosthesis in place.

The process starts with an examination and taking measurements of the mouth. The color and shape of the teeth are then determined. Once the prosthesis is prepared in the laboratory, it is placed by the dentist, who also makes necessary adjustments to ensure it fits properly and comfortably. If needed, the prosthesis can be sent back to the laboratory for further adjustments. The process is completed after final checks and approval.

To attach the prosthesis, the metal clasps on the prosthesis fit onto the natural teeth. Gentle pressure ensures the prosthesis sits in place securely.

Yes, removable dental prostheses can be easily detached when needed by gently disengaging the clasps. It’s crucial to handle the prosthesis carefully during removal to avoid unnecessary strain or damage.

Removable prostheses should be taken out for cleaning after meals and before going to bed. A special denture brush or a soft toothbrush can be used for cleaning, avoiding hot water or toothpaste that could potentially damage the prosthesis. Denture solutions can be used for cleaning, and the prosthesis should be stored in a denture container overnight.

Removable dental prostheses fill the gaps left by missing teeth, helping to preserve the jawbone. By evenly distributing pressure on the jawbone, they can prevent bone resorption and loss. The fact that they can be removed facilitates cleaning and maintenance, and they also improve chewing efficiency.

Over time, the retention of the prosthesis may decrease, leading to issues such as movement or dislodging. However, regular dental check-ups can help prevent these issues.

When properly fitted, removable dental prostheses should not negatively impact speech. In fact, they may correct speech difficulties caused by missing teeth.

The average lifespan of removable dental prostheses is about 5 years.

Removable dental prostheses and implants both serve as replacements for missing teeth, but each has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. The choice between them is determined after a thorough dental examination.

No, removable dental prostheses are designed to fit comfortably without causing damage to the remaining natural teeth.

Yes, removable dental prostheses can significantly improve the aesthetics of a smile by replacing missing teeth, often achieving a result that closely resembles natural teeth.