Dentures are replacements for the missing teeth and are removable. The dentures are customized according to the needs of a patient. They can replace all the teeth on the upper or lower gums or only for a few missing teeth. There are two types of dentures available-complete and partial dentures.
The modern dentures look very similar to natural teeth and are also easy to wear. The need for dentures arises when a person has lost their teeth due to decay or injury. When you don't have teeth, you will experience difficulty eating, chewing, or even speaking. The facial muscles also tend to sag, making you look older. The dentist will help you decide the dentures that will best suit you based on your needs.
What are various types of Dentures?
Complete Dentures: They are designed to replace a full set of teeth. They can fit on your upper and lower gum line and are held in place with the help of oral adhesives. They can be easily removed in case you want to clean them or give rest to your gums. These dentures will enable you to eat your food comfortably, though with some restrictions.
Partial Dentures: These dentures are used when one or more original teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. A removable partial denture or bridge is a set of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored plastic base. It is connected by a metal framework to hold the dentures in position. These dentures prevent the other teeth from changing position and help fill the empty spaces created by the missing teeth.
Immediate Dentures: These dentures are kept ready even before the teeth that have to be replaced are extracted. Immediately after the teeth extraction, these dentures are fitted onto the patient and allow for the healing process to occur, which can last up to six months. Once the gums have healed, the immediate dentures are replaced with permanent dentures.
Implant-Supported Dentures: As the name indicates, these are dentures that are secured by dental implants. An implant is a permanent fixture that comprises a titanium post that acts as the root of the tooth and a customized crown that resembles a natural tooth. These dentures can be fixed in different ways but should be taken care of similarly to the traditional dentures.
How are the Dentures made?
The dentures are custom-made to suit the individual needs of a patient. The whole procedure may take several appointments with the dentist. A series of your jaw impressions are taken. Based on these impressions, wax models are created matching the denture's exact shape and position to be made. These model dentures are then tried on the patient to see the color, fit, and shape. Necessary adjustments are made before the final denture is cast.
Call us at Newport Smiles Dental Spa or schedule an online appointment to know more about Dentures.