Dentures are removable dental appliance replacements for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. Dentures are “false teeth.” They are a wonderful selection for tooth restoration if you decide to have your natural teeth removed because you will be better served by brand-new teeth rather than your natural teeth. If you have lost all or some of your natural teeth due to disease, dental decay, or injury, this is also a wise treatment.
Benefits Of Denture
Dentures not only replace your missing teeth but also your smile. Facial muscles sag when they are not supported by a denture, making a person appear older. You’ll be able to eat and speak—things that people often take for granted with their natural teeth.
- Improving chewing, speech, and digestion.
- Replace lost teeth.
- Restore your capacity to speak.
- Enhancing smile and facial tissues.
- Personalized and comfortable fit.
- Boost Your Oral Health Overall
Types of Dentures
There are numerous types of dentures available. They are available in permanent and detachable forms. The type that is ideal for you will depend on your lifestyle and oral health.
Full dentures are another name for complete dentures. They are complete tooth replacements.
Before suggesting full options, most dentists will attempt to save at least few natural teeth. However, if all other treatments have been failed, complete dentures are usually required.
Dentures are constructed of acrylic resin and are supported only by hard and soft tissues that remain. They lack the stability of teeth that are fixed into the bone, such as implants or natural teeth.
With total dentures, many people suffer speech impairments. This is a result of the new prosthesis’s neuromuscular control of the mouth and cheeks and the thickness of the substance covering the palate. Significantly thinned acrylic will fracture over time.
Implant-supported bridges are another name for fixed partial dentures (FPD). FPDs use two dental implants to replace a few lost teeth in a row, with a prosthetic tooth or teeth filling in the spaces. They are screwed or permanently cemented into the mouth.
Patients with three or more consecutive lost teeth might consider implant-supported bridges. Implant-supported bridges cannot be removed, in contrast to removable partial dentures and removable full dentures.
RPDs (removable partial dentures) simply replace a few lost teeth in your upper or lower jaw. RPDs can be simply removed and changed at any time. They can return teeth to their normal appearance, feel, and function.
Any number of connectors, some of which are more aesthetically pleasing than others, can be used to attach a partial denture to your teeth, including metal clasps and frames.
They are frequently advised for those who do not qualify for an implant-supported bridge. People who are unable to have surgery are included.
Implant-retained dentures snap into a post that is inserted right into your jawbone, as opposed to traditional dentures that rest above the gum and are secured in place with cement. As a result, the denture is stable and stays in place.
No more applying adhesive is necessary if you have dentures anchored by dental implants. Additionally, because the implant post replaces a tooth root in your bone tissue, they aid in preventing jawbone erosion.
They are more stable and functional than traditional dentures. The only catch is that you have to take them out every night to clean and give your gum tissues a break.
An immediate denture is a full or partial denture that is implanted on the same day that natural teeth are extracted. For the first few months after extraction, you’ll wear them. So, while you wait for your permanent dentures to arrive, you will have teeth.
Snap-on dentures, also known as implant-supported dentures, are one option for treating dental decay and tooth loss.
Snap-on dentures attach to surgically placed implants in your jawbone. They fit securely, allowing you to eat your favorite foods without fear of your dentures coming loose.
You must take off your appliance at night before bed if you use a snap-on denture.
When Should You Get One?
Signs You Might Need Dentures:
- Teeth gaps or unstable teeth
- Gums that are swollen, sensitive, inflamed, or bleeding.
- Missing one or more teeth
- Some foods are off limits to you.
You are also more likely to lose teeth if you:
- You do not go to the dentist for routine dental examinations.
- Are over the age of 35.
- Use tobacco or smoke a cigarette.
- possess rheumatoid arthritis
- Have diabetes or a cardiac condition.
- Neglect expert dental cleanings and exams.
- Ignore at-home dental treatment.
Contact us if your dentures need relines, repairs or adjustments
Our team’s initial task is to check the patient’s teeth and assess their dental condition. During this inspection, the dentist will look for any signs of illness, tooth decay, past dental work that may interfere with the denture process, and any other teeth that may need to be removed before the dentures are placed.
The dentist will take measurements and a model of the teeth after the consultation to guarantee that the dentures perfectly match the natural teeth. Typically, your dentist will do this with wax or plastic. After that, our dentist will transmit these results to a dental lab, which will create the dentures in accordance with the instructions.
- The impressions are submitted to a lab and inserted into an articulator. A wax simulation and attachment of the teeth is made possible by the articulator.
- To make the wax fit the impressions and resemble your gums, a technician files it down.
- The dentures are inserted into a flask, a two-part mold. To keep the shape of the denture, plaster is put into the flask.
- The flask’s wax is replaced with acrylic resin, which is then allowed to cure.
- The technician uses specialized lab tools to remove plaster mold. The dentures are cleaned of all acrylic and plaster residue.
- Pumice is used to clean and polish the dentures.
Dentures are finished after polishing. Your dentist will contact you to schedule a final fitting to check that the dentures fit properly. We will ensure that the customer can wear the dentures without pain or difficulty. We will modify the dentures if necessary during this visit.
High-quality dentures will substantially enhance your overall appearance. Our custom-fitted dentures will undoubtedly offer you that gorgeous grin!
Our warm and compassionate staff is eager to assist you with all of your denture requirements. Therefore, Spring Orchid Dental always offers the best value for both quality and price. Our office is in Bassendean, Perth Please contact us for further information or to schedule an appointment.
Periodontal disease can hasten bone loss, and when you lose teeth, the remaining bone may be insufficient. Because of this, wearing dentures might not be the best experience. Anatomy and function may have changed for anyone who has had reconstructive surgery after having oral cancer.
It’s typical to suffer slight irritation when you initially get your new dentures, but this should lessen as your mouth adjusts to them. The duration of the pain varies. It could take longer if you have new dentures after previously wearing a set.
Wearing dentures in your sleep, regardless of the type, is a bad decision that will lead to a variety of health problems in the future. Make careful to take out your dentures each night before bed to prevent oral bacteria buildup, keep a healthy gums, and maintain the strength and integrity of your bones.
Dentures should be worn for at least 8 hours per day. This will allow your jawbone and gums time to adjust to the dentures and stop sore spots from forming.
- Dentures should be cleaned at least twice a day.
- Changing your lifestyle can help you prevent staining your dentures.
- A nighttime care routine is required.
- There is a correct method for washing dentures.
- Some products can cause dentures to break.