Complete and Partial Dentures

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  • Category: Missing Teeth Replacement
  • Service: Dentures
  • Doctor: Dr. Pranali Zodpe

If you have lost all of your teeth or a few of them, consider dental denture as a solution to this condition. A denture is a removable prosthetic appliance used as replacement for your missing teeth and tissues.

What is Dental Denture?

In simple words, Dentures are false teeth that fit over your gum to mimic the look of your natural teeth. Made of nylon, acrylic, metal, dentures are available in two types- the Complete and the Partial dentures.

Complete Dentures

Full or complete dentures are used when there is a need of replacing all of your upper or lower teeth. By providing support to your facial muscles, lips and cheeks complete dentures enhances your speaking ability.

There are two types of complete dentures: conventional and immediate.

Once all of your remaining teeth are taken out and the gum is healed, your dentist will place conventional denture on the gum. The tissues and gum needs nearly two months to get healed. Immediate dentures are on the contrary made in advance and your dentists will place it on the same day of teeth removal. However, once the gum and tissues are healed, readjustment will be done to your dentures.

Partial Dentures

Your dentist will do partial dentures if you have a few original teeth in either jaw. Designed to be natural looking, comfortable, partial dentures cost less than complete dentures and other dental implants. Replacing the missing teeth, it helps to maintain the right alignment of teeth.

Advantages of Dental Dentures

Loss of teeth causes saggy facial muscle and makes you look older. Providing support to facials muscles and gum, complete and partial dentures restore your appearance. Besides supporting natural looking smile, it aid in speaking properly. Replacing the missing teeth with dentures, either complete and partial, your dentist allows you to have a pleasant eating experience. Hardly distinguishable complete dentures costs less than the cosmetic dental implants.

What to Expect after Wearing Dentures?

Your dentists may ask you for two or three more visits if your dentures need further adjustments. You may feel a little uncomfortable with the new set of false teeth, but you will get accustomed with it soon. You have to take proper care of your dentures, in term of cleaning and hygiene. Unclean dentures may lead to issues like bad odour, gum disease etc. You need to brush you dentures twice daily to remove food particles.

Whether your existing dentures need to be adjusted or you are looking for new set of dentures talk to the best dentist in Ahmedabad soon. The dentist will examine the condition of your mouth and customize the best dental dentures for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Complete dentures: It replace all of a patient’s teeth. Complete dentures are typically placed within 8-12 weeks after the teeth have been removed/extracted.

Partial dentures: Partial dentures are used when the patient still has some natural teeth, such as when one or more teeth remain in the upper and lower jaws.

Custom dentures: Custom dentures are made from more expensive teeth, resulting in a more natural smile. You can actually see a new denture before it’s ready. This Dentures are created according to your smile, so they look natural and tailored to your needs.

Immediate dentures: Immediate dentures are usually installed on the day that the teeth are removed/extracted. However, you have to be a good candidate for this type of denture.

Implant supported dentures: With implant supported dentures, a dental implant is used to securely support the denture.

Upper dentures: Upper dentures are just that—-dentures for the upper teeth. Missing teeth in the upper jaw? Upper dentures may be the best solution for you.

Durability of Different Denture Types;

  1. Partial Dentures and Full Dentures:

– Full dentures last anywhere between 5 and 10 years

– Partials have a maximum longevity of 15 years.

During this time, both the mouth and dentures can change significantly, resulting in an improper fit and unsightly appearance.

  1. Immediate Dentures

This are designed to be temporary, only worn for about 6 to 8 months until the arrival of a permanent denture.

The denture can be cleaned as usual, just making sure that you are a bit gentle, especially at first. You can also take it out and wash it with soap and water.

There are some of the few situations listed below in which a patient may choose dentures over dental implants or other tooth replacement options.

– Damaged Teeth

– There are gaps between your teeth

– Your teeth are loose and shifting

Removable full or partial dentures require proper care to keep them clean, stain-free and in top condition.

– Handle dentures carefully

– Brush dentures at least daily

– Soak dentures overnight

– Rinse dentures thoroughly before putting them back in your mouth