Denture

 

Types of denture

 

Basically, denture (false teeth) is prosthesis device to replace missing teeth. The denture is supported by the surround soft and hard tissue. It is the most economical and easy-to-make prosthesis. Denture can be further divided into complete denture (denture to replace all missing teeth) or partial denture (denture to replace a few missing teeth)

Beside denture, there are other options to replace missing teeth:

 

Pro and cons of having a denture:

Pro:

  • Simple to make (no surgery/cutting your adjacent teeth)
  • Economical
  • Easy to clean
  • Produce good aesthetic and function

Cons:

  • Feels like a fake teeth (Can be taken out of the mouth)
  • Uncomfortable for the first time wearer
  • Cannot bite very hard or sticky food
  • Interfere with your speech initially
  • Need to be taken out at night
  • It can be loose (if the remaining alveolus bone is less)
  • Have to make a new one with it’s loose and uncomfortable

 

Basically we have 3 types of denture:

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Acrylic Denture

Conventional acrylic denture (Plastic denture)
  • The ‘pink’ part is purely made of plastic
  • Look natural
  • Simple
  • Thicker on the palate and tongue
  • Sometimes loose and needed stainless wire to grab hold to the remaining teeth

 

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Cobalt chrome denture

Cobalt chromium denture (Metal denture)
  • The ‘pink’ part is supported by a metal frame with clasps to attach to the remaining teeth
  • Thin especially on the palate area and more comfortable
  • Rigid and quite retentive
  • Not so aesthetic as you can see some clasp coming out

 

valpast

Valplast®  Flexible denture (Flexible denture)
  • Comfortable
  • Flexible slight
  • Quite retentive
  • The clasps to hold the nature teeth are part of material from the ‘pink’ part thus, more aesthetic
  • For more information on Valplast, click here…

 

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About Dr. Ng HW

Dr. HW NG is a dentist and an oral & maxillofacial surgeon. BDS (MALAYA), MDFS.RCS (ENGLAND), MClinDent (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery)(MALAYA) Dr. H. W. Ng is an oral & maxillofacial surgeon. He obtained his basic degree as a dental surgeon from University of Malaya in 2001 and become the member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, The Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2006. He passed his master degree, MClinDent (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery) from University of Malaya in 2009. Dr. H. W. Ng has more than 5 years of working experience as a general dental practitioner and he worked as a trainee oral & maxillofacial surgeon in a few centres in Klang valley, namely University Hospital, Hospital Tunku Ampuan Rahimah in Klang and Hospital Kuala Lumpur. Currently, he is the visiting Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in Columbia Asia Hospital in Bukit Rimau and Puchong, visiting oral surgeon in a few dental clinics in KL and a part-time lecturer in the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department in Dental Faculty, International Medical University (IMU) in Bukit Jalil. His fields of interest are cosmetic dentistry, oral rehabilitation, dental implant and orthognathic (corrective jaw) surgery.

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