Missing teeth can be replaced by fixed or removable dental prostheses. In this part, we are talking about replacing teeth by removable prostheses.
There are two kinds of removable dental prosthesis, which are called dentures:
People can lose their teeth for a variety of reasons such as gum disease, tooth decays, accidents and etc. For the patients who lost a few teeth on the upper or lower arch, the removable partial denture is an option. For patients, who lose their all upper and lower teeth, their teeth can be replaced by full or complete denture.
Implants are another alternative choice to replace the missing teeth that can be fixed or removable.
After extraction of non- treatable diseased teeth, some time is needed for gums to be healed. It might take 4-6 weeks for a complete recovery. On the preparation appointment for constructing a denture, impressions will be taken as the base for the denture and they will be sent to the dental lab. The most compatible shape and colour will be chosen. Patients may need multiple appointments to try-in their denture in order to make the most fitted denture.
At the final appointment, proper adjustments will be made to make sure the denture fits well.
Dentures usually last long time, but just like natural teeth, dentures and the patient’s mouth need to be checked every year for maintenance. They might need to reline every 2-3 years or be replaced when they are broken due to the aging, bone resorption, worn out of the artificial teeth, and etc.
Patients are recommended to wear their denture all the time for the first few weeks.They are advised to eat soft food and avoid chewing on hard and sticky food.
The patients may complain of some soreness of gum or discomfort. These symptoms are usually temporary and will subside by the time they get used to wearing them or seeing the dentist for adjustment. Poor oral hygiene can result in more irritated gums, infection, and a condition called Stomatitis.
they are recommended to remove their denture after each meal, brush and rinse them well and clean their mouth from food particles. After getting used to the denture, it is recommended to remove at night and place them in the water.
Symptoms like gagging or the change in their talking are temporary reaction to a new denture and they will feel fine over time.
At Dentistry for You our dentists will answer your questions about denture and will help you choose the treatment which is right for you.
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