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Complete & Partial Dentures

Dentures

When a person has lost a number of teeth, leading to problems chewing food or a desire for cosmetic improvement, the subject of dentures is bound to come up. Dentures, also known as false teeth, have an undeservedly bad reputation, considering how natural they look these days.

There are many different types of dentures to choose between, from partial to full or complete, and from porcelain to acrylic. And did you know that implant-supported dentures exist, as well as mini-dental implants, which are lower-cost options for attaching this type of false teeth? Learn all the types of dentures to help you be informed about your choices—and then consult us at "Clinicas De La Cruz" to determine which is the best kind for you.

Complete dentures

A full denture will be fitted if all your upper or lower teeth need to be removed or you're having an old complete denture replaced.

The denture will usually be fitted as soon as your teeth are removed, which means you won't be without teeth. The denture will fit snugly over your gums and jawbone.

However, if you have dentures fitted immediately after the removal of several teeth, the gums and bone will alter in shape fairly quickly and the dentures will probably need relining or remaking after a few months.

A trial denture will be created from the impressions taken of your mouth. We will try this in your mouth to assess the fit and for you to assess the appearance. The shape and colour may be adjusted before the final denture is produced.


Removable Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are false teeth and gums kept together on a metal framework. Removable partial dentures in particular are partial dentures that can be removed easily from the mouth to facilitate oral hygiene. Removable partial dentures can make eating an easier proposition than before and are typically less expensive than full dentures.

Removable partial dentures are used when the patient keeps some or most of his or her natural teeth - generally, at least two teeth on each side of the top or bottom must be present.

If only a few teeth are missing - or even just one is missing - partial dentures can affix directly to the teeth "next door" to replace those that have been lost by means of discreet and invisible precision attachments. The neighboring natural teeth are usually fitted with crowns to facilitate this type of attachment.


Overdentures

An overdenture is defined as a removable partial denture or a complete denture that covers and rests on one or more remaining natural teeth, the roots of natural teeth, and/or dental implants.

It is also known as overlay denture, hybrid prosthesis, telescoping denture or tooth supported denture.

Clinic Phone Numbers

La Antigua Clinic: (502) 7832-0125 & 7888-4688
Zone Pradera Clinic: (502) 2261-6875
Carretera a El Salvador: (502) 6637-0234 & 6637-0235

Clinic Phone Numbers

La Antigua Guatemala Clinic: (502) 7832-0125 & 7888-4688
Zona Empresarial Pradera Clinic: (502) 2261-6875
Condado Concepción: (502) 6637-0234 & 6637-0235