Dentures & Partial Dentures
Dentures are a removable replacement for missing teeth. They function to enhance your smile and improve the chewing function just like normal teeth. The two kinds of dentures are complete and partial dentures.
Complete dentures are required when all of the teeth are missing while partial dentures are necessary when some natural teeth are missing.
A partial denture will also prevent the unnecessary movement of the remaining natural teeth. Complete dentures may be made in either of two ways- conventional and immediate. Conventional Dentures
Conventional dentures are made when all the teeth are missing in the mouth. If the patient requires, they are made after all the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed (healing may take 1-2 months). Meanwhile the patient will face difficulty without any teeth.
Immediate dentures are made when some of the teeth still remain in the mouth. Removal of teeth is planned at the time of delivery of denture.
Benefits of Immediate Dentures :
1) Patient will not remain without teeth .
2) Speech will not impaired.
3) Denture will help extraction socket to heal faster.
4) Bite and facial musculatures will remain in stable condition .
What does getting dentures involve?
The process of getting dentures requires several appointments, usually over a period of several weeks. Highly accurate impressions (molds) and measurements are taken and used to create your custom denture.
Several “try-in” appointments may be necessary to ensure proper shape, color, and fit.
At the final appointment, your dentist will precisely adjust and place the completed denture, ensuring a natural and comfortable fit.
It is normal to experience increased saliva flow, some soreness, and possible speech and chewing difficulty, however this will subside as your muscles and tissues get used to the new dentures.
You will be given care instructions for your new dentures. Proper cleaning of your new dental appliance, good oral hygiene, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new dentures.