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Denture Appliance

Dentures come in various types, each designed to address specific dental needs and preferences. Here are some common types:

  • Complete Dentures: Used when all teeth are missing in the upper or lower jaw. They rest on the gums and are removable.
  • Partial Dentures: These are used when some natural teeth remain. They are designed to fill gaps by attaching to the remaining teeth using clasps or other connectors.
  • Implant-Supported Dentures: These dentures are attached to dental implants surgically placed in the jawbone, providing a more stable and secure fit than traditional removable dentures.

The choice of dentures often depends on various factors, including the number of missing teeth, oral health, bone structure, and personal preferences. Consulting a dentist can help determine the most suitable type of denture for an individual’s specific needs.

There are several alternatives to dentures depending on the specific dental situation and the patient’s preferences. Some alternatives include:

  • Dental Implants: These are titanium posts surgically inserted into the jawbone, replacing the root of a missing tooth. They can support individual crowns, bridges, or even full arches of teeth. Implants provide a more permanent and stable solution compared to traditional dentures.
  • Dental Bridges: These are fixed prosthetic devices used to replace one or more missing teeth by anchoring onto adjacent natural teeth or dental implants. They can be a good option if the neighbouring teeth are healthy and suitable for support.
  • Implant-Supported Dentures can be an excellent solution for patients who find conventional dentures uncomfortable or loose. This hybrid method combines dental implants with a denture to improve stability, retention, and functionality.

The best alternative depends on factors such as the number of missing teeth, oral health, bone density, and individual preferences. Consulting with a dentist or prosthodontist will help determine the most appropriate option based on your specific situation and desired outcomes.

There are several types of materials used in making dentures, each with its own set of advantages and considerations. Some of the common materials include:

  • Acrylic Resin: This is the most traditional and widely used material for dentures. It’s easy to adjust, repair, and can closely resemble natural gum tissue. Acrylic is also lightweight, making it comfortable for many patients. However, it may wear down faster than other materials and can be more prone to staining.
  • Cobalt-Chromium Alloy: Often used for the framework of partial dentures, this metal is strong, thin, and lightweight. It provides durability and stability while being less bulky compared to other materials. It’s hypoallergenic and can be a good choice for those with metal allergies.
  • Flexible Denture Material: Made from a flexible polymer, these dentures are lightweight, thin, and more comfortable for some patients. They tend to be more resistant to fracture, and their flexibility can make them easier to wear. However, they may not be suitable for all types of dentures or cases.

The choice of material often depends on various factors including the patient’s oral health, aesthetic preferences, budget, and the type of denture needed (partial or complete). Dentists will evaluate each patient’s specific needs and preferences before recommending the most suitable material for their dentures.

Dr Clarice Yeoh

B.D.S. (Singapore)

For an appointment please call:
1728 Ang Mo Kio: +65 9631 1728
1728 Tampines: +65 9725 1728
1728 Jurong East: +65 9770 1728
1728 Bedok Central: +65 8764 1728

Dr Clarice Yeoh obtained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the National University of Singapore. Following graduation, she has served at various public healthcare institutions, including Singhealth Polyclinics, Health Promotion Board (HPB), National Dental Centre. Notably, she was appointed Dental-Officer-In-Charge within Singapore Armed Forces (SAF).

Dr Clarice strongly believes in providing honest and high-quality care for her patients. She is committed to restoring her patient’s aesthetics, function, and comfort. Additionally, she is known for her cheerful demeanour, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere in her dental practice.

After clinic hours, Dr Clarice enjoys staying active through yoga and playing tennis. At home, she loves to try out new recipes and hang out with her feline companion, Louie.

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Dr Denise Deng

B.D.S. (Singapore)
For an appointment please call:
1728 Ang Mo Kio: +65 9631 1728
1728 Tampines: +65 9725 1728
1728 Jurong East: +65 9770 1728
1728 Bedok Central: +65 8764 1728

Dr Denise Deng graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the National University of Singapore. She has worked in the private sector and public institutions such as National Healthcare Group Polyclinics, HPB School Dental Centre and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, where she worked alongside specialists and treated patients ranging from preschoolers to elderly, with diverse treatment needs from basic to advanced and emergency dentistry.

Dr Deng is a strong advocate of providing a stress-free dental visit and holistic treatment. She firmly believes in engaging patients in coming up with a unique treatment plan according to their individual needs and concerns. To ensure her patients receive the best care, she is committed to upgrading her skills through various professional development courses and is an active member of the Oral Health Awareness Committee of Singapore Dental Association and the College of General Dental Practitioners. She is also a volunteer dentist with the Ling Kwang Home for Senior Citizens.

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