Dentures are removable dental appliances that replace missing teeth. Unlike dental implants and dental bridges, which are permanently affixed, dentures are resting on top of the gums and the underlying bone structure. Dentures can be taken out at night (it is recommended to leave the denture in place at all times and take them out for cleanings three times a day).
Full dentures are for those patients who have lost all their natural teeth in the upper and/or lower jaws. Full dentures may restore confidence in one’s appearance and may help the wearer to speak and eat normally. However, dentures do not prevent the loss of bone. If you are concerned about bone deterioration, consult your dentist about alternative options such as dental implants.
Immediate dentures are placed as soon as the natural teeth are removed. With immediate dentures, the patient need not face the world without teeth. However, since the shape of the gums and the jaw will change over a short time as they heal, the patient will typically see the dentist for a reline to counteract the changes of the jaw and, therefore, the gums.
For those who have lost some teeth but do not want to get dental implants or bridges, partial dentures are an affordable option. Removable dentures are made of plastic and/or metal, and are held in place by the natural teeth and gums. and the connective.
Dentures are artificial teeth that can be removed at will by the personal who is wearing them. If you are receiving immediate dentures, your dentures can be made while you still have some teeth, and they can be fitted on the day that the last of your teeth are extracted. However, patients may experience changes to their jawbone as it heals from the extraction procedure. These changes in the jawbone cause the dentures to become looser, and immediate dentures will require a realignment to improve the fit.
On the other hand, some patients receive dentures after having their teeth removed a few months prior to receiving their denture appliance. This waiting period allows the jawbone to heal and make any changes before dentures are applied. In this case, dentures often only need to be fitted during the initial fitting.
How are dentures held in place?
Full dentures are held in place due to adhesion, and partial dentures are supported by the surrounding teeth and gums. Would you like to have the confidence to eat your favorite foods without having to worry about the nightmare of your dentures coming loose or, worse, falling out in a public place? Now you can with the aid of dental implants. Dental implants in combination with dentures will change your eating pattern and habits forever. More and more patient are choosing dental implants because of their more permanent nature.