What types of dentures are there?
What types of dentures are there? Dentures have long been widely used in the medical field. At present, the materials of dentures are varied, and each has its own merits. So, what types of dentures are there? Let’s explain in detail below!
What types of prosthesis in dentistry are there? According to whether they are active or not, they are generally divided into two types: removable dentures and fixed dentures:
Type 1: Removable dentures, the so-called “removable dentures” are composed of plastic or cast alloy bases, artificial teeth attached to the bases, and elastic metal hooks (clips); there is also a type without hooks. Removable dentures, called “invisible dentures”, are made of pink translucent elastic plastic with high strength as a base, which is more beautiful and suitable for those with few teeth.
Type 2: Fixed dentures, the so-called “fixed dentures” are to fix the dentures on the adjacent teeth at both ends of the missing teeth, and you cannot take them out at will, just like a bridge needs to have two stable bridges, the method is to first place the abutment teeth at both ends (The adjacent teeth at both ends of the missing tooth) are ground small, and then the braces at both ends of the denture can be cemented on the small abutment teeth.
According to different restoration methods and materials, they are generally divided into porcelain teeth, all-ceramic teeth and implants.
Type 1: Porcelain teeth are divided into metal porcelain teeth and non-metal porcelain teeth according to the metal inner crown. The metal inner crown of metal porcelain teeth generally contains precious metals such as gold and palladium, and it has the characteristics of high corrosion resistance, high strength, beautiful and durable, but the price is high; non-metal porcelain teeth are also more durable and economical Affordable, but some non-metallic porcelain teeth contain elements that may have side effects on the human body.
Type 2: All-ceramic teeth, no metal base, light weight, comfortable to use, and glossy similar to real teeth, more beautiful. However, its hardness is not as strong as that of precious metals, and sometimes problems such as cracking occur.
Type 3: Implants, this is a brand-new restoration technology. It combines the advantages of porcelain teeth and all-ceramic teeth. It is beautiful, comfortable, durable, and anti-corrosion. However, it is more expensive and many people still cannot use it.