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Why Dentures?

Full or partial dentures can be a helpful restorative option for people who are missing several or even all of their teeth. Dentures are designed to be worn every day and removed at night. They are designed to sit over the gums and around any existing teeth. However, it is important to note that dentures cannot serve as a replacement for teeth; rather, they are an alternative to the absence of teeth.

Dentures are an alternative to dental bridges and dental implants. Dentures can also be placed over implants and abutments. This is called an over-denture and is an excellent combination treatment alternative with great results.

What Patients Can Expect with New Dentures

As with any dental procedure, it will take some time for patients to adjust to their new dentures. It is common for patients to feel uncomfortable or awkward while eating or speaking for several weeks after getting their newly-fitted dentures. But after some practice, they will begin to feel more natural and everyday interactions will become easier.

With new dentures, patients commonly experience:

A bulky or loose feeling in the mouth. This will subside as the muscles in the tongue and cheeks strengthen and adjust to hold the dentures in place.

Increase in saliva flow. Hypersalivation is a reaction to an outside object in the mouth but will improve with time as patients get used to wearing the dentures.

Minor irritation or soreness. As the mouth and gums adjust to accommodate the dentures, the irritation should go away completely. If you experience excessive pain or bleeding, see your dentist right away as it may be an indication the dentures do not fit correctly or other issues have developed.

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Dentures

What are Dentures?

Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. That’s because dentures make it easier to eat and speak better than you could without teeth—things that people often take for granted.

Who needs a Dentures?

A partial denture is for people who still have some of their natural teeth. Dentures are not just for elderly patients. Patients of any age may lose some or all of their teeth and may require a denture of some sort. Because teeth are a permanent part of the body, tooth loss can have an emotional impact on some people. It is important to talk to your dentist about any fears, anxiety, or other emotions you are feeling about tooth loss.

Complete dentures replace all of the teeth, while partial dentures fill in the spaces created by missing teeth and prevent other teeth from shifting position. Complete dentures are “immediate” or “conventional.” An immediate denture is a complete denture or partial denture that is inserted on the same day, immediately following the removal of the natural teeth. The immediate denture acts as a Band-Aid to protect the tissues and reduce bleeding after tooth extraction. The conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth about 8 to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed. However, some dentists may recommend more time before placing a conventional denture.

Types of Dentures

The three types of dentures available are conventional full dentures, immediate full dentures or partial dentures. Based on the extent of a patient’s dental damage and loss of teeth, your Diamond Dental will be able to determine which type is best for your situation.

Full Dentures: This full denture option is made for patients who’ve had all their teeth removed but need to wait until the gums are fully healed before placing the dentures. This can often take several months, and the patient goes without teeth for the duration of the healing process.

Immediate Full Dentures: Unlike conventional full dentures, these dentures are immediately inserted after removal of the remaining teeth. Measurements of the gums and jaw are taken before the procedure, so the dentures are ready to be placed. Many patients prefer this option because they don’t have to be without teeth for an extended period of time. However, the dentures must be relined as the bone heals and reshapes.

Partial Dentures: When not all teeth are missing, partial dentures are an ideal option. Made from both metal and acrylic, they accommodate the remaining natural teeth while providing durable false teeth to improve the overall strength of the jaw and mouth. They also prevent shifting of the other teeth and further structural damage.

Why Would Someone Get Removable Partial Dentures?

You can get removable partial dentures for different reasons:

  • You’ve lost some of your teeth but still have some others intact.

  • Dental bridges and dental implants are other alternatives to replace your missing teeth. But both of those options are extremely expensive and they require considerable structural changes to your mouth

  • Suitable if you want a completely non-invasive solution to your missing teeth.

  • If you’re not sure whether you want dental implants or bridges and want to take some time to decide. In that case, you can wear removable partial dentures in the meantime.

  • If you want a reasonable solution to your missing teeth problem.

Full and Partial Dentures Upkeep?

These tips will help ensure your full and partial dentures remain at full strength.

  • You should only clean your dentures with specific denture cleaners that carry an American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. Avoid using household cleaners and even toothpaste because they’re abrasive and can damage your dentures. While cleaning the dentures, you should keep them over a sink full of water or a wet towel so that they don’t fall to the floor and get contaminated if they accidentally slip off your hands.

  • You dentist-specified toothbrush or one with soft bristles to brush the dentures every day so that there’s no staining or accumulation of plaque and tartar.

  • You should always wash the dentures using the denture cleaner after eating so that the stains don’t remain in the teeth.

  • Full and partial dentures need to be kept moist at all times or else they lose their shape. As such, you should keep them in a glass full of water when you go to bed.

  • Before putting them back in your mouth, be sure to thoroughly rinse the dentures.

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“ Over the years my dentist has helped me overcome my fear of going to the dentist and fear of the pain. He is very patient, calming, takes time to explain things so I can understand them and has a sense of humor which helps me. I like my hygienist and the rest of my support staff. ”

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