Dentures

denturefalse teethdental plateartificial teethcompletedenture irritationintaglioartificial toothcomplete denturesdental prostheses
Dentures (also known as false teeth) are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth, and are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity.wikipedia
292 Related Articles

Dental implant

dental implantsimplantsimplant
However, there are many denture designs, some which rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth or dental implants (fixed prosthodontics).
A dental implant (also known as an endosseous implant or fixture) is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor.

Fixed prosthodontics

fixedfixed dental prosthesisfixed partial denture
However, there are many denture designs, some which rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth or dental implants (fixed prosthodontics).
Such dental restorations, also referred to as indirect restorations, include crowns, bridges (fixed dentures), inlays, onlays, and veneers.

Chewing

masticationchewmasticate
This adaptation is a learned skill that may sometimes require relearning to adapt to loss of teeth or to dental appliances such as dentures.

Complete dentures

complete denturefull denture
Conventional dentures are removable (removable partial denture or complete denture).
A complete denture (also known as a full denture, false teeth or plate) is a removable appliance used when all teeth within a jaw have been lost and need to be prosthetically replaced.

Dental prosthesis

dental prosthesesprostheticprostheses
Dentures (also known as false teeth) are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth, and are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity.
Like other types of prostheses, they can either be fixed permanently or removable; fixed prosthodontics and removable dentures are made in many variations.

Ivory

elephant ivorymammoth ivoryivories
The earliest of these dentures were entirely wooden, but later versions used natural human teeth or sculpted pagodite, ivory, or animal horn for the teeth.
Ivory has been valued since ancient times in art or manufacturing for making a range of items from ivory carvings to false teeth, piano keys, fans, dominoes and joint tubes.

Dental impression

impressionimpression materialdental impressions
The process of fabricating a denture usually begins with an initial dental impression of the maxillary and mandibular ridges.

Dental laboratory

Laboratory technologydental laboratoriesDental Laboratory Technology
Modern dentures are most often fabricated in a commercial dental laboratory or by a denturist using a combination of tissue shaded powders polymethylmethacrylate acrylic (PMMA).
Some of the most common restorations manufactured include crowns, bridges, dentures, and dental implants.

Oral hygiene

dental hygieneoral caredental care
People can become entirely edentulous (without teeth) for many reasons, the most prevalent being removal due to dental disease, which typically relates to oral flora control, i.e., periodontal disease and tooth decay.
Dentures, retainers, and other appliances must be kept extremely clean.

Removable partial denture

removable partial denturespartial denturespartial
Conventional dentures are removable (removable partial denture or complete denture).
A removable partial denture (RPD) is a denture for a partially edentulous patient who desires to have replacement teeth for functional or aesthetic reasons and who cannot have a bridge (a fixed partial denture) for any reason, such as a lack of required teeth to serve as support for a bridge (i.e. distal abutments) or financial limitations.

Denture cleaner

PolidentEfferdentdenture cleanser
Cleaning can be done using chemical or mechanical denture cleaners.
A denture cleaner (also termed denture cleanser), is used to clean dentures when they are out of the mouth.

Epulis fissuratum

epulidesinflammatory fibrous hyperplasia
Poor fitting dentures may also lead to the development of conditions such as epulis fissuratum.
Epulis fissuratum is a benign hyperplasia of fibrous connective tissue which develops as a reactive lesion to chronic mechanical irritation produced by the flange of a poorly fitting denture.

Denture-related stomatitis

denture related stomatitis
The main risk is development of fungal infection, especially denture-related stomatitis.
Denture-related stomatitis is a common condition where mild inflammation and redness of the oral mucous membrane occurs beneath a denture.

Denturist

denturismdenturistsDenturists or clinical dental technicians
Modern dentures are most often fabricated in a commercial dental laboratory or by a denturist using a combination of tissue shaded powders polymethylmethacrylate acrylic (PMMA).
A denturist in the United States and Canada, clinical dental technologist in the United Kingdom or a dental prosthetist in Australia, is a member of the oral health care team and role as primary oral health care provider who provides an oral health examination, planning treatment, takes impressions of the surrounding oral tissues, constructs and delivers removable oral prosthesis treatment (including dentures and partial dentures) directly to the patient.

Dental material

dental materialsdental restorative materialsdental restorative material
Acrylics are used in the fabrication of dentures, artificial teeth, impression trays, maxillofacial / orthodontic appliances and temporary (provisional) restorations, however they can not be used as tooth filling materials because they can lead to pulpitis and periodontitis as they may generate heat and acids during (setting) curing, and in addition they shrink.

Edentulism

edentuloustoothlessbears no teeth
Edentulous jaw ridges tend to resorb progressively over the years, especially the alveolar ridge of the lower jaw.
This makes it initially difficult to fabricate both complete dentures and removable partial dentures for patients exhibiting complete and partial edentulism, respectively; however, once the space is "taken back" by the prosthetic teeth, the tongue will return to a narrower body.

Tooth

teethdentalmaxillary teeth
Dentures (also known as false teeth) are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth, and are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity.

Mouth

oral cavityoralorally
Dentures (also known as false teeth) are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth, and are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity.

Mandible

dentarylower jawmandibular
There are two main categories of dentures, the distinction being whether they are used to replace missing teeth on the mandibular arch or on the maxillary arch.

Maxilla

upper jawmaxillaemaxillary bone
There are two main categories of dentures, the distinction being whether they are used to replace missing teeth on the mandibular arch or on the maxillary arch.

Aesthetics

aestheticphilosophy of artart theory