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Dental Dentures

Dental Dentures

What should you know about Dentures?

Dentures are custom-made artificial and removable appliances for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They help restore your smile and overall health.Dentures can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth improving your appearance. It may take a few weeks to adjust to new dentures to experience the natural feel and look.

Types of Dentures: There are two main types of dentures – complete and partial. After evaluating your mouth, your dentist will help you choose the right type of denture that’s best for you, depending on the number of missing or loose teeth. Complete dentures or full dentures are used when all the teeth are missing and partial dentures are used when a few natural teeth are present.

How do Dentures work?

Complete dentures are the flesh-colored acrylic base that fits over your gums. The base of the upper denture covers the palate (the roof of your mouth), while that of the lower denture is horseshoe shaped to accommodate your tongue.

After taking impressions of your mouth, dentures are custom-made in a dental laboratory. Your dentist will determine which of the following dentures are best for you:

Conventional Full Denture:A conventional full denture is placed in your mouth after removing the remaining teeth and after the gums have healed. It may take from 2 to 4 months, during which time you are without teeth.

Immediate or Temporary Full Dentures: This removable denture is inserted on the same day that the remaining teeth are removed. During the previous visit, your jaw measurements are taken and a model of itis designed and kept ready. You will have teeth during the healing period. However, your denture will be relined or remade after your gums have healed.

Cast Partial Denture: Sometimes your dentist will save some of your teeth to preserve your jawbone to provide stability and support for the denture. A partial denture rests on a metal framework that attaches to your natural teeth. Sometimes crowns are placed on some of your natural teeth that serve as anchors for the denture. Partial dentures are a removable alternative to cemented bridges.

Acrylic Partial Denture: Acrylic dentures have the denture teeth attached to an acrylic base plate. They are stable.The dentures fit closely and tightly against the gums and natural teeth and provide a firm grip to teeth with wrought metal clasps (retainers). Where only a few teeth remain; a well-fitting base plate is used that covers as much of the hard tissue, (that’s the jawbone, palate, and ridges) in your mouth as possible. These are easy to change, add teeth or reline.

Flexible Denture: The newer flexible removable partial dentures are preferred commonly for temporary replacement of missing teeth. Made of a softer material than regular dentures, they could be the best option for you.They are made from a combination of porcelain, acrylic resin, nylon and chrome cobalt metal.As they cling to the gums, they don’t need denture adhesive or metal clasps to hold them in place.

BPS Dentures: The Biofunctional Prosthetic System dentures meet the esthetic demand of patients ( with unique Ivoclar natural like teeth) that recreate your smile. These dentures are produce the functions of natural teeth during mastication and speaking near to normal.

Denture Liners (Relining, Rebasing): Denture reline materials play a key role in modern removable prosthodontics. Very often, lower dentures need to be refined to improve stability and get better retention. Denture soft liners cushion the chewing forces, thereby reducing or re-distributing the loads, away from the denture and into the jaws. Denture re-basing technique is used to improve the vertical height of the denture to avoid folds and wrinkles on the face.Rebasing may also be required when the denture teeth are intact but the denture base is worn out.

Dental Implant-supported dentures are a good alternative to removable dentures and provide stability and retention to dentures by anchoring the dentures to the jaw bone. The implant supported dentures prevent pre-mature aging and give the look and feel of real teeth. However, not everyone is a candidate for dental implants. Talk to our dentist for advice.

Precautions: You are advised not to miss follow-up appointments with your dentist to check the fit of dentures and for any adjustments to be made. Also, as you age, your mouth naturally changes. These changes cause your dentures to loosen, making chewing difficult and irritating your gums. If you experience irritation or soreness consult your dentist.

Ensure to maintain oral hygiene, by brushing your gums, tongue, and palate every morning with a soft-bristled brush, before you insert your dentures. Also brushing your dentures daily will clear food deposits and plaque, and prevent them from getting stained, over time.

Benefits of Dentures

Replacing missing teeth will help to improve your appearance and smile. Without support from the denture, facial muscles can sag, making a person look older. Dentures can reverse that by giving your cheeks shape and definition. These fully functioning set of teeth can help youchew comfortably and speak more clearly, making you look and feel younger.

With advancements in dental technology new materials are being used to fabricate dentures which offer vastly improved dentures, better comfort, and smile.

Why Dr. Koya’s Clinic?

Dr. Koya’s Clinic takes extreme care and personalized attention to ensure dentures are properly and carefully fitted with additional adjustments as required. We recommend appropriate quality cleansers and adhesives that are safe and effective. We encourage our patients to schedule regular dental checkups so that your dentures get the attention they need. Our dentist will examine your mouth to see if your dentures continue to fit properly.

If you have any questions about your dentures, or if they stop fitting well or become damaged, contact our dentist.Call us : +91 82978-91188; +91 99633-33456 or Email us at