With myriad factors to consider – passive vs. active fit, material choice, functionality and esthetics – fabricating dentures and partials is a challenge that many labs aren’t up to. Keating Dental Lab’s established removables department communicates with you and your staff to produce removable prostheses tailored to each patient’s unique anatomy and needs.
Removable dentures are a type of dental prosthesis that are designed to be removable from the mouth and are held in place using clips or clasps. These artificial teeth help restore the appearance and function of the mouth, and can help to improve speaking and chewing. They may be full or partial in design, and are commonly made from acrylic resin and sometimes other materials, such as metal. They are a common dental procedure used to replace missing teeth.
Keating Dental Lab carries a wide selection of dentures and partials with or without metal frames, allowing you to choose the best product for your patients’ needs. We strive to provide top-quality options that are both aesthetically pleasing and cost-effective.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Removable Dentures
What are the disadvantages of removable dentures?
The main disadvantage of removable dentures is that they can be uncomfortable and may require frequent adjustments by a dentist or dental laboratory to fit properly. They can also cause problems with speaking, eating, and taste perception. Additionally, dentures can cause irritation, sores, and infections due to the lack of natural suction the denture has from not being permanently in the mouth. Finally, removable dentures can cause the underlying jawbones to atrophy over time, reducing a person’s bite strength and changing the look of their face.
How long do removable dentures last?
Removable dentures typically last five to seven years, depending on how well they are cared for. With proper cleaning and maintenance, they can last longer. Additionally, they may need to be adjusted or replaced if they do not fit properly as a result of changes in a person’s mouth. Regular dental visits are also recommended to check for decay or damage to the dentures.
Can patients chew with removable dentures?
Yes, patients can typically chew with removable dentures, though their ability to chew certain foods may be diminished due to the prosthesis. It is recommended to practice chewing with soft foods until the patient grows accustomed to the dentures. Eating foods that are difficult to chew on should also be avoided. A denture adhesive may help hold the denture in place for a more substantial bite.
What are the advantages of removable dentures?
The main advantage of removable dentures is that they are a cost-effective and non-invasive solution to replace missing teeth. In addition, they help restore the appearance and function of the mouth, allowing patients to speak and chew normally. Removable dentures are also easier to clean and maintain than fixed dentures. Finally, removable dentures can be adjusted more easily than fixed dentures, making it easier to address fit issues.
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Help preserve natural dentition and protect restorations with custom Night Guards and mouth guards. Because they’re custom fabricated to perfectly match patients’ anatomy, they’re comfortable and practical enough to ensure a higher compliance rate.
The durability and biocompatibility of Bego® Cast Partials have made it a RPD of choice for doctors for years. With frameworks free of nickel and beryllium and the option of acrylic layering for esthetics, Keating Dental Lab’s cast partials are a reliable treatment for partial edentulism.
There’s no acceptable way to cut corners when fabricating dentures. That’s why we don’t. Turn to Keating Dental Lab for removables solutions at a price every patient can afford.
Denture fabrication has seen relatively minor advancements until now! With the advancement of Digital Dentures, Keating Dental Lab can provide superiors, predictable results in just three appointments.
TCS Flexible Partials offer a perfect solution. Not only is this flexible partial lightweight, but it was self-adjusting to the contours of the wearer’s mouth while they’re talking or eating.
TCS Translucent Flexible Clasps offer a perfect flexible partial solution. Not only is this flexible partial lightweight, but it was self-adjusting to the contours of the wearer’s mouth while they’re talking or eating.
A perfect balance between affordability and esthetics, Keating Dental Lab’s premium dentures provide removables solutions that offer premium finishing and teeth without compromising value.
The Keating Ultra Guard is specially designed and custom fabricated mouthguard for bruxers patients. It helps protect both upper and lower teeth preserving natural dentition. In addition to protecting your patients from clinching and grinding their teeth, the Keating Ultra Guard can relieve head, neck, and shoulder pains. It is also ideal for patients who already have some dental work as it offset the effects of the unintentional tendency of bruxing and squeezing their teeth.
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