Precision Attachment Partial Dentures

What is precision attachment partial denture (Precision and semi precision partial dentures)?

It is a kind of denture which is applied when there is loss of many teeth and treatment with total dentures is not possible. They are colloquially known as “dentures with snap fasteners” because of their hidden fasteners which seat in their slots prepared on teeth.

Precision attachment denture preparation phases are the same as partial denture’s. Precision attachment dentures are prepared approximately after 5 sessions including measurements and various trials. Approximately 2 weeks is sufficient for 5 sessions.

How long does precision attachment partial dentures production take? How many times should I come to visits?

Are  precision attachment partial dentures easy to use?

There are fragile fasteners which seat in their slots in precision attachment dentures. Although they are so tight to wear and take off when they are first produced, they are worn and taken off easily over time. They must be carefully used.

Will I get used to precision attachment partial denture?

This kind of dentures has metal parts under the tongue on the lower jaw and across the upper palate on the upper jaw as in partial dentures. These parts make getting used to the dentures hard at first. However, patients use them as if they were their natural teeth after a certain time.

How should I clean precision attachment partial denture?

Cleaning of the precision attachment dentures is the same as that of partial dentures.

Can I eat comfortably?

Because precision attachment dentures are made by getting support from both the soft tissues and existing teeth, coherence problems do not occur. Cutting, biting and grinding functions are done comfortably.

Do they move while eating?

Hidden fasteners of precision attachment dentures, which seat in their slots prepared on teeth, prevent their movement. Hence, they do not move while eating. Loosening may be observed in rubbers of the hidden fasteners. In this case, movement of the dentures is easily eliminated by changing the rubbers.

Will they be esthetically pleasing?

Because fasteners of the precision attachment dentures which get support from the teeth are hidden in the denture, they have a more esthetic look than partial dentures.

What should I pay attention to while using precision attachment partial dentures?

In addition to what should be done while using total dentures, you should do no harm to fasteners when placing them and taking them off. These processes must be done carefully and slowly. You should close your jaw after you are sure that they fit. You should not try to place them while the jaws are closed. Otherwise, fasteners may bend and get broken.

Are precision attachment partial denture repairable when they are broken or teeth fall off?

As in partial dentures, the base and the teeth of precision attachment dentures can be repaired easily. If fasteners loose they can be changed easily but if fasteners are broken they cannot be repaired easily.

How long does repair process take?

As in partial dentures, depending on the shape and size of the fracture, it is possible within 1-2 days to repair them.

Is it possible for diabetics to use dentures?

As for partial dentures, precision attachment dentures can be applied to almost every patient. They can be applied easily to diabetics. Bruises and wounds after application may take a long time to heal. Also, because dry mouth may occur, special gels and artificial saliva products may be necessary.

Is it possible for patients with osteoporosis to use dentures?

In precision attachment dentures, bone tissue volume is not that important. Because it is a denture which is made considering the support of the teeth, the number, the strength and the sizes of the teeth are important.

Is it possible for patients who have allergies to use dentures?

First of all, allergy tests must be done to detect allergic substances. Metals and acrylic materials are used in precision attachment dentures. If patient is allergic to metals, those metals are found by tests and another metal is used for the preparation of the dentures. However, if patient is allergic to acrylic which is a component of total dentures, it is not possible for them to use dental ventures. In such cases, implant supported fixed partial dentures can be used.

How long is their lifespan?

Precision attachment dentures can be used for a very long times if they are provided with proper care and hygiene. Rubbers of fasteners or other parts may loosen or get broken over time. If there is loss of the teeth which give support to the dentures, the denture must be renewed.

Are applications performed on existing teeth while precision attachment dentures are prepared?

Because precision attachment dentures must seat in the slots, existing teeth must be crowned.

What are the differences between partial dentures and precision attachment dentures?

There are clasps in partial dentures which are not esthetic but there are no clasps in precision attachment dentures. Any application may be unnecessary for existing teeth in partial dentures but applications are necessary for existing teeth in precision attachment dentures. 4-6 teeth are required for precision attachment dentures but there is no tooth limit for partial dentures. Precision attachment dentures are slightly more expensive than partial dentures.

Are precision attachment dentures or partial dentures healthier?

When tooth loss is in great numbers and when it is not possible to apply fixed denture, either removable dentures (partial and precision attachment dentures) can be applied or implants can be placed into jaw bone. Partial dentures cause physical damage on teeth and they may cause corrosion in jaw bone. For this reason, when tooth loss is in great numbers, implant supported fixed dentures are the healthiest treatment alternative.

Partial Dentures

What is partial denture?

They are the dentures which are applied when fixed dentures cannot be applied. They are also called removable partial dentures because they are attached to the teeth in front of the toothless area with clasps.

How long does their production take? How many times should I come to visits?

Partial denture preparation phases are the same as total denture preparation phases. Partial dentures are prepared after approximately 5 sessions including measurements and various trials. Approximately 2 weeks is sufficient for 5 sessions.

Are partial dentures easy to use?

Partial dentures are supported by teeth with the help of clasps. Although they are so tight to wear and take off when they are first produced, they are worn and taken off easily over time. Comfort and chewing qualities of total dentures should not be expected.

Will I get used to partial dentures?

This kind of dentures has metal parts under the tongue on the lower jaw and across the upper palate on the upper jaw. These parts make getting used to the dentures hard. However, patients use them as if they were their natural teeth after a certain time.

How should I clean partial dentures?

Cleaning of the partial dentures is the same as that of total dentures.

Can I eat comfortably?

Because partial dentures are made by getting support from both soft tissues and existing teeth, coherence problems do not occur. Cutting, biting and grinding functions are done comfortably.

Do they move while eating?

Clasps of partial dentures prevent their movement. Hence, they do not move while eating. Clasps may loosen. In this case, movement of the dentures is easily eliminated by squeezing the clasps.

Will they be esthetically pleasing?

Partial dentures have clasps where they get support from the teeth. Because clasps are made of metal, it may be difficult to provide an esthetical look when there are metal clasps on teeth in the front area.

What should I pay attention to while using them?

In addition to what should be done while using total dentures, you should do no harm to clasps when placing them and taking them off. These processes must be done carefully and slowly. You should close your jaw after you are sure that they fitted. You should not try to place them while the jaws are closed. Otherwise, clasps may bend and be broken.

Are they repairable when they are broken or teeth fall off?

As in total dentures, the base and the teeth can be repaired easily. If clasps are broken, they can be repaired after mouth measurements are taken.

How long does reparation process take?

As in total dentures, depending on the shape and size of the fracture, it is possible within 1-2 days.

Is it possible for diabetics to use dentures?

As total dentures, partial dentures can be applied to almost every patient. It can be applied easily to diabetics. Bruises and wounds which occur after application may take a long time to heal. Also, because dry mouth may occur, special gels and artificial saliva products may be necessary.

Is it possible for patients with osteoporosis to use dentures?

In partial dentures, bone tissue volume is not that important. Because it is a denture which is made considering the support of the teeth, the strength and the sizes of the teeth are important.

Is it possible for patients who have allergies to use dentures?

First of all, allergy tests must be done to detect allergic substances. Metals and acrylic materials are used in partial dentures. If patient is allergic to certain metals, those metals are found by tests and another metal is used for the preparation of the dentures. However, if patient is allergic to acrylic which is a component of total dentures, it is not possible for them to use partial dentures. In such cases, implant supported dentures can be used.

How long is their lifespan?

Total dentures can be used for a very long time if they are provided with proper care and hygiene. Dentures may loosen or move over times due to weight loss or osteoporosis. Apart from these, due to use, clasp may loosen and fractures can be observed. Moreover, loss of the teeth which give support to the dentures may be probable. In this case, missing tooth can also be added to the existing denture.

Partial dentures which I have used for a long time started to loosen and move. What should I do?

To eliminate loosening or moving which occurs due to weight loss or osteoporosis, supplemental applications can be performed on dentures and dentures can be adjusted. If changes on upper and lower jaw are too much, new dentures may be necessary. In addition, if clasps loosen or they are broken, they can be squeezed or repaired.

Is it possible for partial denture clasps to be made in tooth or gum color?

Yes, it is. Partial denture crotches are made in white like teeth or pink like gums but because their risk of being broken is high, they cannot be applied in every case and they require careful use.

Is there a clasp-free alternative of partial dentures?

Clasp-free alternative of partial dentures are precision attachment partial dentures (with snap fasteners). The area in which dentures get support from the teeth is inside the denture and invisible.

Are applications performed on existing teeth while partial dentures are prepared?

Partial dentures can be directly applied after measurements are taken, without any applications performed on existing teeth.

Total Dentures

What is total denture?

Total denture, also known as false teeth, is a prosthesis which is produced for upper and lower palates when there are no teeth inside the mouth.

How long does their production take? How many times should I come to visits?

Total dentures are prepared approximately after 5 sessions including measurements and various trials. Approximately 2 weeks is sufficient for 5 sessions.

Are total dentures easy to use?

Because total dentures are removable prostheses, they are harder to use than other prostheses. They can be easily placed on upper and lower palates and removed. However, the comfort of fixed partial denture should not be expected.

Will I get used to them?

Bruises and wounds may occur on certain areas when they are first used. After bruises heal and dentures are used for a certain time, you get used to them and they perform as if they were your natural teeth.

How should I clean total dentures?

Cleaning of total dentures is done under running water with soap and brush. Toothpaste is not used for cleaning. Although there are special brushes for total dentures, toothbrushes can also be used. Moreover, there are cleaning tablets produced by certain brands. You can clean your total dentures by putting them into a glass of water with a cleaning tablet for a certain time.

May I eat comfortably?

Coherence of the dentures which are specially made after measurements of the palates are taken depends on the amount of bone tissue in upper and lower jaws. If bone tissue is sufficient, coherence and stabilization of the total dentures will be good and food can be chewed with total dentures without any problems. When total dentures are first produced, certain problems may occur until cheek and lip muscles get used to them. After then, functions such as biting, cutting and grinding can be comfortably served.

Do total dentures move while eating something?

Due to the fact that the amount of bone tissue in upper and lower jaws may be insufficient, coherence and stabilization of the denture will decrease and denture may move. In this situation, special adhesives can be used or in order to prevent the movement of the dentures, it may be necessary to get support from the implants placed into the jaw bone.

Will it be esthetically pleasing?

Total dentures bloat the dents of cheek and lips by filling them. Teeth, which are used in dentures, can be made of porcelain in the front area. In this situation, esthetic satisfaction will be quite high.

What should I pay attention to while using?

You should pay attention to cleaning of total dentures. Cleaning should never be done with boiling water. Dentures should be taken off at nights and kept in a special box. In addition to these, while wearing them, taking them off or cleaning, you should be very careful because they may get broken if you drop them.

Are total dentures repairable when they are broken or when teeth fall off?

Depending on the shape and size of the fracture, they can be easily repaired. Measurements may be necessary for reparation. Teeth which fall off also can easily be repaired.

How long does reparation of total dentures process take?

Depending on the shape and size of the fracture, it usually takes 1-2 days.

Is it possible for diabetics to use dentures?

Total dentures can be applied to almost every patient who does not have any teeth. It can be applied easily to diabetics. Bruises and wounds after application may take a long time to heal. Also, because dry mouth may occur, special gels and artificial saliva products may be necessary.

Is it possible for patients with osteoporosis to use  total dentures?

Usually the bone loss which occurs in the body is not the same as the bone loss inside the mouth. With dental examination and X-rays, thickness and length of the bones are checked whether they are eligible for dentures. In excessive bone resorption (bone loss), surgically taking bone tissue from different parts, bone volume can be increased.

Is it possible for patients who have allergies to use dentures?

First of all, allergy tests must be done to detect allergic substances. Because total dentures do not contain metals, it can be applied to patients who are allergic to metals. However, if patient is allergic to acrylic which is a component of total dentures, it is not possible for them to use dental ventures. In such cases, implant supported fixed partial dentures can be used.

How long is its lifespan?

Total dentures can be used for a very long times if they are provided with proper care and hygiene. Dentures may loosen or move over time due to weight loss or osteoporosis.

Total dentures which I have used for a long time started to loosen and move. What should I do?

To eliminate loosening or moving which occurs due to weight loss or osteoporosis, supplemental applications can be performed on dentures and dentures can be adjusted. If change is too much, new dentures may be necessary.

I am comfortable with the dentures which I got many years ago. Their color changed and they tarnished. Can exact copies of my dentures made?

If discoloration and tarnish cannot be removed during professional cleaning, your dentures can be duplicated. You will have to leave them to us for several days.

I am pleased with the coherence of the dentures which I got many years ago but they are not sharp enough. Can teeth be sharpened?
Without changing the base of the denture, we can change only the teeth. Newly placed teeth will be sharper and unworn.

Upper denture is coherent but lower denture is much less coherent? Why?

Upper denture compared with lower denture occupies a greater place and in lower jaw, tongue causes it to move too much. In addition, existing bone volume also affects coherence. Usually, tooth loss firstly occurs in the lower jaw. Hence, bone loss is much more in the lower jaw and the coherence of the denture will be less.

Will I have to use total dentures after I lose all my teeth (in complete edentulism)?

It is very difficult for patients who lost all their teeth and never used dentures before to get used to them. If sufficient bone volume exists, dentures supported by implants which are placed into the bones will be more comfortable and easier to use than total dentures. In complete edentulism, we firstly recommend the use of implant supported dentures.

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