What are dentures?
Dentures are rows of artificial teeth. When most of a row or all of a row is replaced, the product is considered a denture, but the line between what is a large bridge and a partial denture is arbitrary and meaningless. You can choose to think of everyone crown as a partial denture, but it is not very practical. Usually, the word “denture” is reserved for when most of the teeth are missing.
What are removable dentures?
Removable dentures are the type of dentures that everyone has a mental image of; the type that bark in the morning and swim at night. The kind you can take out and they look like two rows of teeth often (but necessarily) with some artificial gum material. if you can take them out, than they are removable dentures.
What are fixed dentures?
Fixed dentures are the kind that you do not remove from time to time, but rather they stay in the mouth. There are many kinds of fixed dentures, some are adhered to the gums and need to be readhered, some are adhered to a bite plate, and some are fixed through dental implants.
What is an all on four?
An all on four is the type of denture that is completely fixed to 4 dental implants. It is an entire row of teeth that is supported by just 4 dental implants on each row. They are non-removable, fixed dentures that are affixed through 4 dental implant, they cannot be taken out.
What are dentures made of?
This is kind of a trick question, a sit implies that all dentures are made of the same material, and that a denture is made of just one material, both of which are false assumptions. The crowns in dentures are made of porcelain, no exceptions, but the internal structures can be very varied indeed. They can be acrylic, metallic, and even completely porcelain. The artificial gum parts are usually made of artificial resins, but that material can also be made of different things. On occasion, crowns can be made of precious metals like gold or silver.