Removable prostheses from the dentist: partial and full dentures

Dental prostheses are so-called removable dentures – in contrast to crowns and bridges that are fixed. Dentures are used by the dentist when missing teeth have created a gap that is so wide that it can no longer be closed with a bridge. Prostheses restore the patient’s ability to chew and speak, which have been impaired due to tooth loss.

When it comes to prostheses, a distinction is made between:

  • full dentures (also called complete dentures) when the entire row of teeth in the upper or lower jaw is replaced.
  • partial dentures, on the other hand, if only parts of the row of teeth in the upper or lower jaw need to be supplemented.

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Partial dentures are attached to the remaining, natural teeth or to dental implants. The most suitable method in each individual case is determined by your dentist in Zug, together with the patient and possibly also a dental technician.

Since a full denture cannot be attached to own teeth, the prosthesis is attached by embedding it into the surrounding soft tissue (i.e. muscles, ligaments and mucous membrane). In addition, the prosthesis is held in place by a vacuum created by the interaction of palate mucosa and saliva. Furthermore, hold can be improved with adhesive creams. If there

is insufficient support, full dentures can also be anchored very well to dental implants. This then even enables the prosthesis to be designed “palate-free”, which contributes significantly to comfort and an improved sense of taste when eating.

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Tooth replacement with dentures from the dentist