What are partial dentures (removable dentures)?

They are removable prostheses when fixed prostheses
cannot be applied. The prosthesis holds to the
tooth at the front of the edentulous area with a hook.
How many days does it take for removable dentures to be produced and how many times
should I come?
Stages of partial dentures are the same as
complete dentures. Partial dental dentures are
prepared in nearly 5 sessions as including
impressions and trials. For 5 sessions, on
average 2 weeks is sufficient.


Is it easy to use removable (partial) dentures?


Partial dentures get support from teeth with the
help of a hook. Though they are very tight at the
beginning when they are placed and taken out, in
time they can be easily placed and taken. The
comfort and chewing effectiveness of fixed
prosthesis cannot be expected with partial dentures.


Can I get used to using partial dentures?


This type of dentures have metal parts that
pass under the tongue in lower jaw and from
palate in the upper jaw. Existence of these parts in
the prosthesis makes it difficult to adapt at the
beginning but after a certain time, most of the
patients used these dentures just like their own
teeth.
How will I clean my removable partial dentures?
Cleaning of partial dentures is the same as
complete dentures.


Can I eat food comfortably with this type of dental
dentures?

Since partial dentures are made of soft

Tissue and as they are created by getting support
from the existing teeth, no problems are seen.
Cutting, biting and grinding functions can be easily
made.


Will my dental prosthesis move when I eat?


Hooks of the partial dentures prevents them
getting out of their places. Therefore, they don't
move while eating. In time, the hooks can become
loose. In this case, by tightening the hooks, it can
be avoided for the prosthesis to move.


Will I be aesthetically content?


At the parts where partial dentures get support
from the teeth, there are hooks. As the hooks have
metal color, when they are placed on the front
teeth, it might be difficult to achieve an aesthetic look.


What should I pay attention to when I use them?


In addition to the particulars that need to be paid
attention to with complete dentures, when
placing or removing them, attention should be paid
not to damage the hooks. Placing and removing
should be realized slowly and carefully. After
ensuring that dental prosthesis is well placed, jaw
should be closed and placed. Or else, hooks would
be bended and broken.


Is it possible to repair dentures when they are
broken or when teeth fall down?


Just like the case with complete dentures, basic
part and teeth can be easily repaired in partial
dentures. When hooks are broken, by taking oral
impressions, they can be
repaired


How long does the repair process take?


Similar to the case with complete dentures,
although it depends on the shape and dimension of
fracture in partial dentures, generally it is
possible to repair them in 1-2 days.


Is it possible to use these dentures with diabetic patients?


Just like the case with complete dentures, partial dentures can also be made to almost all
patients and they can be easily applied to patients
with diabetics. After the application, it can take a
lot of time for the bents and wounds in the mouth to
recover. Besides there can be the problem of mouth
dryness and it can be required to use special gels
and artificial saliva.


Is it possible to use them in patients with
osteroporosis?

In partial dentures, the mass of bone tissue
is very important. As it is a prosthesis made by
getting support from existing teeth, solidness and
dimensions of teeth are important.

Is it possible to use them in allergic patients?

First of all allergy test should be taken and the
particulars that cause allergy should be determined.
In partial dentures, metal and acrylic material are
used. If there is metal allergy, by determining te
type of metal causing allergies and using a different
metal, prosthesis application can be realized. But if
there is allergy for acrylic, it is not possible to use
partial prosthesis. In this case, dental prosthesis
with implant support is used.


What is the lifetime of partial removable dentures?

Partial dentures can last for many years when
they are taken care of well and hygiene is provided.
If there is thinning or osteoporosis, there can be
loosening or moving observed with the dentures
through the years. Besides, loosening and breaking
can occur with the hooks depending on the usage.
Furthermore, it can be possible that the tooth
providing support are lost. In this case, the lost
tooth will be added to the current denture.


The denture which I am using for years started
to loosen and move. What can be done?

Regarding loosening and movements that occur due
to thinning and osteoporosis, by feeding the
prosthesis, harmonization can be achieved again. If
there are too many changes in the lower and upper
jaw, it is required to make the denture again.
If there is loosening or breaking in the hooks, they
can be tightened or repaired.


Is it possible for the hooks of partial prosthesis to
be made in the color of tooth or gingiva to be more
aesthetical?

Yes, it is possible. Hooks of partial prosthesis can
have the color of tooth as being white or the color
of gingiva as being pink. But as their risk of
breaking is higher, they may not be applied in each
case and they need to be used carefully.


Is there an alternative of partial removable dentures without
any hooks?

The alternative of partial dentures without hooks
is Precision Attachment Partial Dentures.
The part where the denture gets support from teeth is
inside the prosthesis and is not visible from outside.


While a partial denture is being prepared, is there any procedures applied to existing teeth?


Partial removable dentures can be directly applied without making any additioional procedures on the teeth, by taking impressions from the jaw.

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