Tooth loss can occur for many reasons (periodontal disease, decay, or trauma). Dentures have been used to replace missing teeth for many years now. Epic Smiles Dental Hospital, Hyderabad provides alternative dental treatment to replace missing teeth like dental implants and fixed bridges.

A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available — complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.


Complete Dentures

Complete dentures can be either “conventional” or “immediate.” Made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal, a conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth about eight to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed.
Unlike conventional dentures, immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. As a result, the wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period. However, bones and gums shrink over time, especially during the healing period following tooth removal. Therefore a disadvantage of immediate dentures compared with conventional dentures is that they require more adjustments to fit properly during the healing process and generally should only be considered a temporary solution until conventional dentures can be made.

Partial Dentures

A removable partial denture or bridge usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is sometimes connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. A fixed bridge replaces one or more teeth by placing crowns on the teeth on either side of the space and attaching artificial teeth to them. This “bridge” is then cemented into place. Not only does a partial denture fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from changing position. A precision partial denture is removable and has internal attachments rather than clasps that attach to the adjacent crowns. This is a more natural-looking appliance.

BPS Denture

High quality standards ensure that BPS dentures meet the esthetic demand of patients with their unique Ivoclar natural-like teeth that recreate the character of your smile. The most important demand on your denture is to reproduce the functions of natural teeth during mastication and speaking to a very high extent. The masticatory movements and the sensitivity of the oral mucous membranes are taken into consideration, as well as the wearing comfort during daily use.

Acrylic Full Denture

Epic Smiles fabricates extremely natural-looking Complete and Partial Dentures using acrylic and denture-teeth of the highest quality, imported from Bredent Germany. The main advantage of these dentures is that they are cost-effective, yet uncompromising in terms of quality. Additional teeth and denture base can easily be added to an existing Acrylic Denture. It is also the product of choice for Immediate Dentures and for Temporary Dentures in Implant patients.


Over Denture

The overdenture procedure is a dental appliance that is either attached to the underlying tooth structure or positioned on the top of the teeth to stabilize the structure. This is a detachable dental application that is used to replace one or more teeth within a dental arch. Anyone losing one or multiple teeth might require to undergo a complete or partial overdenture as they tend to lose the original structure of the jawbone. Under such circumstances, dentists attach the denture either to the remaining teeth in the mouth or to an implant to prevent the deformation of the jawbone.


Implant supported dentures

Implant supported dentures are a form of overdenture. Unlike conventional dentures that sit on the gums, implant supported dentures are more reliable and are retained by dental implants. They have improved function and are often recommended if the patient has enough jawbone to support the implants.

Removable flexible partial denture

Flexible dentures are thinner than acrylics. Their physical properties make them durable.Flexible denture materials provide many benefits as well. They are acknowledged as the most biocompatible material for removable dentures. Also, flexible materials do not contain BPA and resist absorbing odors or stains.

Gc OptiGlaze dentures

Assessing the shade of the natural dentition to match dental restorations can be a challenge, and communication between the dentist and dental technician is not always clear. Epic Smiles propose a simple and cost-effective in-office shade characterization protocol that can be applied to acrylic denture bases and teeth—OptiGlaze Color by GC America.

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