Dentures are artificial restorations of teeth and surrounding supporting tissue, which, unlike crowns and bridges, can be removed from the mouth and put back in place.
TOTAL PROSTHESES are made in patients who have lost all their teeth. When a tooth is lost, the part of the jawbone that carried the teeth is also lost over time, which is a natural process. That is why total dentures compensate for the lost teeth and covering the mucous membrane in addition to the lost teeth. During chewing, the pressure force is transmitted evenly to the soft tissue of the jaw and, in the upper jaw, the hard palate, and that is why total dentures are made so that they have the maximum possible contact surface, without interfering with movements. When placed in the mouth, total dentures are held to the existing tissue by adhesion and “vacuum” forces. In the lower jaw, the natural process of bone loss is often mentioned after the loss of teeth of a drastically larger volume, so sometimes it is necessary to use special “glues” for lower total dentures, that is. pastes that enhance adhesion.