For our patients who may not be good candidates for
dental implants or would prefer a less expensive
option, we also offer high-quality full and partial
dentures at our Central Pattaya Dental Center.
Partial dentures can replace a section of missing teeth when the patient still
has some or most of his natural teeth. Unlike a bridge, which is fixed in the
mouth, dentures can be removed for cleaning and left out while the patient sleeps.
Your missing teeth are replaced by the teeth on the partial denture. The partial
denture than attaches to your natural teeth with metal or acrylic clasps. These
clasps are hook-like structures that help hold it in place.
A partial denture can be made when one or more of your natural teeth remain in
your upper or lower jaw to anchor the partial to. This removable partial usually
consist of replacement teeth attached to pink or gum-colored plastic bases, which
are connected by a metal framework or a new nylon foundation called Valplast.
Today's dentists are prescribing flexible material
for removable partial dentures (RPDs) because it
makes a better, stronger appliance faster. Flexible
material reduces chair time, eliminates invasive
procedures and the cumbersome materials associated
with rigid partials. In short, there is no longer
any need for metal. Metal-based RPD design is complex
because it has to adapt rigid materials to a flexible
environment. This leaves room for error particularly
under conditions where ideal designs and clinical
preparations are challenged. In contrast, the material
in flexible partials is perfectly...
What are Partial Dentures?
Partial Dentures are removable dental appliances used to replace
Partial Dentures can be made with acrylic resin, various types
of metal or a combination of metal and acrylic resin.
Partial Dentures can be attached to implants for better comfort
when chewing. With implant supported dentures you never have
to worry about loose or poor fitting dentures.
The doctor performs a complete examination. If necessary, remaining
teeth are extracted. An impression is taken to send to the
lab for fabrication. When the dentures have returned from the
lab, the doctor will adjust and fit them. The doctor provides
post-procedural instructions on how to care for your new dentures.
Are you a good candidate?
||ï¿½ You have lost most or all of your teeth.
ï¿½ You are in good health.
ï¿½ You have healthy gums.
ï¿½ You have a good understanding of the procedure.
Adventures of partial denture
||ï¿½ Replace missing teeth to restore your attractive
ï¿½ Prevent drifting of teeth
ï¿½ Improve your bite and speech
ï¿½ Make chewing easier and more comfortable.
Full dentures replace all of the teeth in a patientï¿½s mouth.
They are made and cared for just like partial dentures but
may take more time to get used to. Patients who have full dentures
usually have trouble speaking and chewing when they first begin
wearing them. Dentists recommend starting with soft foods that
are easy to chew and then slowly working up to a normal diet.
Sometimes reading aloud helps patients get used to their new
way of speaking.
Care of your denture:
Dentures today are made from very advanced materials designed
to give you a natural appearance.
Just like natural teeth, dentures need to be cleansed of plaque,
food particles and other debris. Keeping your dentures in top
shape will also help keep the soft tissues of your mouth healthy;
an unclean or malformed denture can cause infections and irritation.
Remember to rinse and brush your dentures after every meal,
and soak them in denture solution overnight. This also allows
your gums to breathe while you sleep.
However, keep in mind that just like your teeth, dentures
should be cared for with diligence. This means daily brushing
and regular visits to your dentist for minor adjustments.
Here are some simple techniques for keeping your dentures clean:
||Hold your dentures gently to avoid loosening
||Clean your dentures with cool or tepid water over a water-filled
sink. Hot water may warp a denture. A small washcloth placed
in the bottom of the bowl will ensure that your denture
isnï¿½t damaged if it falls.
||People can brush their dentures in a variety of ways.
Some people use soap and water or a slightly abrasive toothpaste.
Popular denture pastes and creams also can be used.
||Avoid using highly abrasive chemicals or pastes, or vigorously
brushing with hard bristled toothbrushes. These can scratch
or even crack dentures.
||Use a separate toothbrush to clean your natural teeth.
In lieu of a toothbrush, a soft washcloth may be used for
Over time, even daily care of your dentures may require
them to be cleaned by the dentist. A powerful ultrasonic
cleaner may be used to remove hard accumulations of tartar
and other substances.
||Soak your dentures overnight in any commercially available
product like Efferdent or Polident and remember to rinse
your dentures before placing them back in your mouth.
* Leaving the dentures out overnight allows the mouth to
rest, gives tissues a chance to recover and regenerate,
and prevents fungal infection
Note: Today high quality acrylic resins
are used in the making of artificial teeth, and are much stronger,
more attractive, and wear resistant than was once possible.
They easily last between five and eight years. Porcelain is
also used as a tooth material because it looks more like natural
tooth enamel. Porcelain is used particularly for upper front
teeth, which are the most visible. However, the pressure of
biting and chewing with porcelain teeth can wear away and damage
natural teeth. Therefore, porcelain teeth should not be used
in partial dentures where they will contact natural teeth during