Dentures and partial dentures
Complete dentures are removable prosthetic devices constructed to replace all missing teeth in a single or both dental arches. Besides being a replacement for missing teeth, the complete dentures also compensate a part of the bone tissue lost due to the absorption process which occurs after tooth extraction or its loss. Complete dentures represent a mechanical replacement of the lost tissue and rehabilitate the basic functions of the orofacial system, such as chewing, swallowing, speaking and expression of the face.
Partial dentures are removable prosthetic devices constructed to replace some of missing teeth on a particular dental arch and when the position of toothless area is such that a complete rehabilitation of orofacial system cannot be restored by fixed dentures. There are several types of partial dentures that can be combined with fixed
restorations.Depending on the situation in a patient's oral cavity a dentist suggests the best solution for correcting irregularities.