What are Dentures?
Dentures are removable prosthetic appliances for replacement of missing natural teeth. Some dentures replace a few missing teeth. Other types of dentures replace all of your teeth, gums, and surrounding tissues.
Retainers are custom-made appliances designed to hold the teeth in place after completion of orthodontic treatment to prevent relapse.
Full dentures or complete dentures are fabricated to replace all teeth in a fully edentulous arch. Several clinical steps are required to accurately fabricate the dentures with proper centric relation, good stability, and retention. They are generally made of pre-packed and heat-cured acrylic rein or flexible material. They are the most cost-effective, convenient, and high-quality alternative to implants.
Partial dentures replace missing teeth keeping the existing healthy teeth intact. They fit in with the natural teeth with clasps that hold them. They are easily removable and are incredibly comfortable. Out of the devices we offer, it is the only one that you can eat with it in your mouth. They are made of acrylic or flexible thermoplastic material- “Valplast” that makes them virtually unbreakable. If taken care of properly, they can last for up to 5 years or more.
Flippers are a category of partial dentures that are made of acrylic material. They act as temporary removable partial dentures when you have one or multiple teeth missing. They are fabricated from denture acrylic that resembles gingiva and may have clasps for retention. Your dentist may also provide you flippers if you are planning for an implant. This is to replace your teeth temporarily till the implants are placed.
Essix retainers are also known as invisible retainers. These are provided after completing orthodontic treatment to hold all the teeth in position and prevent relapse. They are made of thermoformed thin plastic material and cover the entire arch. This way, it looks completely invisible. Hence it is an aesthetic alternative to Hawleys or other retainers with wires.
Bleaching trays are thermoplastic retainers customized accurately to fit the anatomy of teeth using 3D models. They are meant to hold whitening (bleach) gel during teeth whitening procedures.