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Types Of Dental Replacements

A denture is nothing but a replacement for the missing teeth and the surrounding tissue. Regular dentures can be easily removable.

There are 2 varieties of dentures. One of them is complete denture, while the other one is partial denture.

Complete dentures: Complete dentures come to rescue when each and every tooth of a person is missing. Complete dentures again can be of two types, immediate or conventional. In case of conventional denture, once the teeth are removed, the gum tissues are allowed to get healed for a span of eight to twelve weeks. The conventional dentures are only placed in the mouth once the gum tissues are completely healed. In contrast to conventional dentures, immediate dentures are placed, just after removing the teeth.

Partial dentures: The partial dentures is recommended when a person still has some of his natural teeth. These kinds of dentures usually have replacement teeth, which are attached firmly to a plastic base. This plastic base generally has a metal structure that helps to hold the denture properly within the mouth. As in case of the partial denture, there is already one or more existing teeth in either of the jaws, a bridge can be used to replace 1 or more than 1 teeth. This bridge is cemented and the the crowns are placed on both sides of space of the teeth. Finally, the artificial teeth are attached to them. This partial dentures fill up the space that is formed by the missing teeth.

Other benefits of placing the partial dentures are:

  • The existing teeth do not get the chances of changing their position.
  • The risk of periodontal disease gets reduced.
  • Helps to maintain the shape of the face.
  • It releases the stress of the jaw.
  • The process of chewing and speaking become much easier.

Denture implants: These types of dentures are different from regular dentures because they are supported by and attached to implants. Dental implants are specially used in cases, where a person does not have any more teeth in either of the jaw, but have enough bone to support the implant. The implant supported dentures have to be removed on a daily basis, in order to clean both the dentures as well as the gum area. These should also be removed while sleeping at night.

There are two types of denture implants, i.e., bar-retained and ball-retained denture implants.

  1. Bar-retained dentures:Here, a thin metal bar is used, which is placed according to the curve of the jaw. This bar is attached to two to five implants, that have been already placed in the jawbone. Clips or other attachments are used, in order to keep the dentures in place.
  2. Ball-retained dentures:In this case, each of the implant in the jawbone grip a metal attachment, that holds into another attachment. These attachments on the implants are usually balled shaped and are called the male attachments, which fit into sockets, i.e. the female attachments.

The costs of the denture implants are usually higher and they resemble very similar to the real teeth. However, it’s not recommended for everyone.

 

Reasons To Find Teeth Whitening Dentists

You are required to find a dentist to whiten your discoloured teeth as whiter smiles are considered as happy smiles. Your teeth get darken or discoloured with time even if they are regularly cleaned as per the instructions of your dentist. Drinking tea, coffee, smoking and red wine are considered as some of the main reasons behind the discoloration of your teeth as they stick to their surface. OKC Teeth whitening clinics can help in bleaching or whitening them by removing the stains from their surface and restoring their natural whiteness and brightness.

The colour of your teeth can be lightened through a number of the tooth whitening processes. Laser teeth whitening and light activated teeth whitening procedures were traditionally used for this purpose in various countries but Oklahoma City dentists do not recommend them. It has been proved through various studies that the whitener used in these procedures is highly concentrated which can be harmful for your teeth in the long run. Moreover after various studies it has been detected that the custom tray method can provide similar results at a fraction of cost of the traditional procedures. That is why Custom Tray method is considered to be the most popular method that is used for whitening teeth all over the world these days. This procedure changes your smile dramatically by whitening your dull and discoloured teeth overnight as the moulds or impression of your teeth is used as custom bleaching tray in this process.

Dentists suggest using bleaching agent or teeth whitening gel in this tray which you can wear at your convenient time once in a day. The custom fit shell models of your teeth are made by teeth whitening clinics from thin and flexible layer of plastic which can be used as whitening trays in this method. These trays can hold small quantity of teeth whitening gel and worn in your mouth for several hours every day to whiten your teeth within few days. People usually wear these trays before going to bed at night so that it can change the colour of their teeth as soon as possible as it provides them several hours to work on their teeth.

Advantages of custom tray teeth whitening procedure

  • This latest teeth whitening method used by teeth whitening clinics provides highly effective and dramatic results within few days.
  • It is consistently used by most of the celebrities to improve their appearance by whitening their teeth

Disadvantages of custom tray teeth whitening procedure

Some of the patients have experienced increase in the sensitivity in their teeth or gums due to consistent use of trays. But it has also been observed that these symptoms go away themselves gradually within few days after discontinuing the use of trays after whitening your teeth.

Alternative procedures

If the teeth are stained in a way that limits the effectiveness of this tooth whitening procedure then dentists also suggest to use various alternative procedures like crowns, porcelain laminates as well as accelerated whitening procedures. But you should consult your dentist before using any of them.