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Removable Dentures





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A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available, complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.

Since the Removable dentures are designed to look just like regular teeth, they won’t make you look different. Sure, you will have a mouth full of teeth and that can take some adjusting to, but other than that there are no major visible differences. You just have to take your time and adjust to the idea that you now have teeth. Other than that, there are no major differences that you will notice. Just consider all of that and remember, the value can be incredible in the end.

Also, the Removable dentures are very useful in a wide array of situations. But you should leave your dentist to figure out whether you need these or not. This way you can eliminate any potential problems and results will be a lot better in the end.

The Removable dentures need to be cleaned as often as possible. As you can imagine, lots of issues can appear if they aren’t cleaned properly. You may have to deal with infections and many other similar things. This is why you have to address the problem firsthand and the results can indeed be second to none in the end.




Types of dentures:




COMPLETE/FULL DENTURES

Are for those patients who have lost all of their teeth on either or both of the arches. These take some time to get used to as their adjustment depends on a number of factors like the oral cavity muscles, saliva, bone & tongue.



PARTIAL DENTURES

Are used to correct gaps when only few of the teeth are missing. These dentures are fastened to the natural teeth using metal attachments. Partial dentures help in maintaining tooth alignment by preventing the other natural teeth from shifting out of position.. There are different kinds of removable dentures – Acrylic, cast metal and valplast to name a few.


Dentures materials:



ACRYLIC

This pink plastic denture base is brittle.It is used to make standard full dentures & partial dentures. The largest single advantage to this type of denture is that new teeth and new denture base can easily be added to an existing acrylic denture. These are frequently fabricated even if the remaining teeth have existing decay or periodontal disease and their prognosis is doubtful. If later in the course of treatment existing natural teeth are extracted for any reason, new false teeth can be added quickly to the partial, maintaining the patient’s appearance. Many people keep this type of appliance for many, many years, because as long as they are properly maintained, they look outwardly as good.

CHROME COBALT OR TITANIUM

The underlying, mostly hidden, metal base increases the strength of the denture. These two types of metal can also be made very thin, making the joins from one side of the mouth to the other a lot less bulky.



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Removable Dentures FAQs


  • Can I eat normally with dentures?
Can I eat normally with dentures?

Most patients need to learn how to use dentures properly and as a result, it takes a little time to get used to them. After a while, you should be able to eat fairly normally, but it may take more
time to get comfortable with harder foods or sticky foods. Using a small amount of denture adhesive (no more than three or four pea-sized dabs on each denture) may help stabilize the dentures
and help hold them in place while you learn how to get comfortable with them and may make the learning process easier. Ultimately, if you wear dentures, you should avoid chewing gum.


  • How do you know when it’s time to reline dentures?
How do you know when it’s time to reline dentures?

If the dentures no longer fit as well as they once did, you may need to have a procedure done to refit the base of the denture, called a “reline”. Check with your prosthodontist to see if your dentures can be relined. It is best not to reline your dentures with over the counter reline kits. This procedure, which can be done by your prosthodontist, will enable your dentures to have a tighter, better fit.


  • Do dentures have to be worn all the time?
Do dentures have to be worn all the time?

Denture wearers can choose when to wear their dentures. It is recommended that all denture wearers remove their dentures at night when sleeping in order to give the gums some rest time.



  • How much pain is involved with getting dentures?
How much pain is involved with getting dentures?

When you’re first fitted for new dentures, it’s normal to experience minor irritation, which should fade as your mouth becomes accustomed to them. The period of pain varies. If you’ve previously worn dentures and now have a new set it may take longer. Similarly, if you had some natural teeth present that were removed at the time of the new dentures, the areas where the extractions were performed may be painful or uncomfortable for up to several weeks after the removal of the teeth. Regular visits
to your prosthodontist to adjust the dentures as you go through the normal healing process are recommended.


  • What is the best way to take care of dentures?
What is the best way to take care of dentures?

Gently cleaning dentures every day is necessary for long-lasting dentures. General cleaning instructions include using a soft brush and a special cleanser, with each denture type coming with its
own set of instructions for care.


  • How long until I get used to my dentures?
How long until I get used to my dentures?

You might be surprised to learn that it doesn’t take that long to get used to your dentures. In fact, many people will adjust to their dentures in little more than a week. The most noticeable change
you will experience in the beginning is a slight alteration to your speech.


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