Complete dentures are used to replace missing teeth for people with no remaining teeth. Dentures may also be used for people who have lost several teeth. in this case the appliance is called a partial denture or an over denture.
Complete dentures are made when gums are restored to a healthy conditions and sufficient time has passed for healing. complete dentures replace all teeth in the upper or lower jaw of the mouth. Gums will naturally shrink through the healing process of tooth loss, which normally takes from six to 12 months. During this period the immediate dentures may require adjustments to accommodate the changes in the gums and underlying bone structure.
An over denture is a removable dental prosthesis that covers and rests on one or more remaining tooth roots. A removable partial denture is a dental prosthesis that replaces some teeth and is built around existing natural teeth. Both the over denture and the removable partial denture may be connected to the remaining tooth roots or remaining natural teeth with anchors made of metal or plastic these connections improve stability and the retention of both prosthesis.
Complete dentures, over dentures, and removable partial dentures should be removed at night while you sleep. This enables the gums to be bathed by saliva, which has important properties for controlling the naturally occurring flora found in the oral cavity. Saliva aids in maintaining a healthy mouth.