Dentures are custom-made appliances to replace an individual’s missing teeth, and they help restore the lost oral functions and appearance. A variety of problems may be faced by a person who has lost their teeth due to unfortunate circumstances. They may lose their self-confidence and also have difficulty in speaking and eating certain foods.
Dentures are prosthodontics substitutes for natural teeth. They are specially designed to fit a patient’s mouth, enabling them to regain their lost functions such as chewing, biting, and eating all kinds of foods. If the dentures are taken care of properly, they perform the functions of the natural teeth remarkably.
How are the Dentures made?
After the initial consultation with the dentist and based on the patient’s requirements, the process begins. The dentist starts by taking a series of impressions of the oral tissues that will act as anchors for a denture. These impressions are sent to a dental lab to make models of the patient’s mouth. Once the dentures are fabricated at the dental lab, they are transferred to the patient’s mouth. They are checked for proper bite and aesthetic appearances.
How should you care for the Dentures?
The dentures should be taken good care of for the dentures and oral cavity to stay healthy and fine. They should be removed and cleaned thoroughly in a bowl of water using a brush. The gums also need to be cleaned with a brush to remove any stuck food particles and improve blood circulation. The dentures can be a good replacement for missing teeth with good oral hygiene and maintenance.
What are the different types of Dentures?
- Complete Full Dentures: They are a replacement for all of a patient’s teeth. They are fixed to the gums with the help of strong adhesives. They can be removed to clean them or give rest to your gums. Complete dentures are usually fixed within 8-12 weeks after the teeth have been extracted.
- Partial Dentures:These dentures are used when the patient has one or more natural teeth in the mouth. It consists of a pink-colored base that is attached to a metal piece. These metal pieces hold the denture in place. They are removable and comfortable. Partial dentures help to prevent the shifting of teeth and are usually made from acrylic materials.
- Custom Dentures:These dentures are comparatively more expensive than the other types of dentures. These dentures are more natural-looking and are custom-made to enhance the patient’s smile.
- Immediate Dentures: As the name indicates, these dentures are fixed on the same day the natural teeth are removed. The patient should meet all the requirements to be fitted with this variety of dentures.
- Implant-Supported Dentures: With implant-supported dentures, a dental implant is used to support the denture. The implant provides a solid foundation to hold the dentures in place.
- Snap-in Dentures:When stability is required, snap-in dentures are very effective. They are held securely in position with the help of dental implants or the remaining teeth. They are convenient and removable, like partial dentures. These dentures are useful for people with strong bones that will support an implant.
Call us at Bray Family Dental Clinic or schedule an online appointment to know more about Dentures.