A denture is a removable dental appliance that replaces lost teeth and tissue. They are designed to look and feel like your real teeth, and they may even improve your smile.
Complete and partial dentures are the two types of dentures. When all of the teeth are lost, complete dentures are utilized, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. A partial denture not only fills in the gaps left by lost teeth, but it also prevents the movement of other teeth.
There are two types of complete dentures: “conventional” and “immediate.” After the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed, which normally takes 4 to 6 weeks, a traditional type is created. The patient will be lacking teeth throughout this period. Immediate dentures are prepared ahead of time and placed immediately after the teeth are extracted, allowing the patient to avoid being without teeth during the healing phase. Adjustments will need to be made after the tissues shrink and recover.
Dentures are long-lasting appliances that may need to be rebuilt, repaired, or readjusted as a result of regular wear.
Dentures are used for a variety of reasons:
- Partial Denture – Several teeth in an arch have been lost.
Complete Denture – All of the teeth in an arch are lost.
- Improving chewing, speech, and digestion.
Enhancing smile and facial tissues
What is the procedure for obtaining dentures?
Dentures are obtained through a series of appointments spread out over several weeks. To manufacture your dentures, highly exact impressions (molds) and measurements are acquired. To ensure optimum shape, color, and fit, several “try-in” appointments may be required. Your dentist will precisely modify and insert the completed denture during the last session, guaranteeing a natural and comfortable fit.
It’s common to have more saliva flow, pain, and trouble speaking and chewing at first, but this will pass as your muscles and tissues adjust to the new dentures.
Your new dentures will come with care instructions. Cleaning your new dental device properly, maintaining good oral hygiene, and visiting the dentist on a regular basis will extend the life of your dentures.