It is an artificial replacement of missing teeth. It can be used to replaced few or all missing teeth in mouth.
Dentures can be of different types :
- Partial denture
- Complete denture
- Cast partial denture
They are used to replace single or few missing teeth.
It's grip can be enhanced by using clasps, which use adjacent natural teeth for more support.
They are used to replace all missing teeth in an edentulous patient.
They can be made of various materials.
Cast partial denture
It is an acrylic denture made on the support of the metal framework. Each framework is custom made for every patient. As a result, it ensures excellent fit. Due to the metal present, it conducts sensations of hot & cold in the mouth, hence giving more natural satisfaction of having food.