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Everything you need to know about dentures

Thus, thanks to advances in technology, mouths can now be rehabilitated with the total absence of teeth. There are three types of dentures, fixed, removable or hybrid.

 

 

 

Its use is recommended whenever the patient is missing at least one tooth, since if the missing tooth is not replaced, the rest will be overloaded and move, as the contacts will fail.

 

 

 

 

 

What are the differences between dentures and implants?

 

The prosthesis is hooked to adjacent teeth, and is usually used to fill empty dentures caused by tooth loss. On the other hand, dental implants are used to replace missing teeth but in a different way, since they consist of a titanium post that is inserted directly into the jaw bone, like the root of a natural tooth.

 

 

 

 

 

How long do dentures last? What care do they require?

 

 

 

The duration of the prostheses depends a lot on the type of prosthesis and the biology of the person. In turn, the hygiene that the patient maintains, as well as the care he performs, also influences its duration.

 

However, it is very important to periodically visit the dentist or dentist you trust, so that he can detect any problem. Prevention is fundamental in oral problems.


Dr. Armellini received her dental degree from the Central University of Venezuela. She received an MBA from the University of Michigan and embarked on a clinical fellowship in Implantology Prosthodontics at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

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