A denture is a removable and artificial replacement for missing teeth, surrounding tissues, and gums. Overall, two types of denture treatments are available -complete and partial. If an accident, illness, or poor oral health care has left you with only a few healthy teeth or none at all, your dentist might suggest it to replace your missing teeth. Regardless, you will need complete dentures when you have lost all your teeth.
By comparison, partial ones are useful when you still have some natural teeth. However, for any type, your dentist makes a model of your teeth by taking impressions. In detail, our dentist uses the models to custom-make your dentures to make sure that you will regain your chewing function and that they are comfortable. Also, they help you chew and speak better. Furthermore, they improve your appearance and smile. Occasionally, you may have heard people refer to them as fake teeth, false teeth, or artificial teeth. Dentists who specialize in teeth replacement are prosthodontists.
Dental Land offers both complete and partial ones. In addition, if you are missing teeth, we encourage you to book a consultation and see if they are the right option for you.
Our dentist recommends the best type of denture based on the number of lost teeth, including:
As a matter of fact, this type can replace one or more missing teeth. In this case, dentists attach them t to the teeth that are already there or sometimes to dental implants (titanium screws). Additionally, a bridge or a removable partial denture can replace missing teeth. The missing teeth are attached to a gum-colored or pink plastic base, which is sometimes held in place by a metal frame. In particular, you need a partial one if you still have at least one natural tooth in your upper or lower jaw.
Also called dental bridges, fixed partial dentures permanently attach to surrounding teeth. In any case, only a dental expert can remove a fixed partial denture or bridge. In detail, a fixed partial bridge replaces one tooth or more teeth by placing crowns on the teeth on both sides of the gap and attaching dentures to them. Then our dentist cements this “bridge” into place. Meanwhile, our dentist uses a partial denture to fill the gaps created by missing teeth. Also, it prevents other teeth from changing position. Rather than a partial denture which has internal attachments, clasps are attached to the adjacent crowns, removable. Without a doubt, this is a more natural-looking appliance.
They rest on the gums. Additionally, they replace a full row of teeth on the upper gums, lower gums, or both. To clarify, complete ones can be either “immediate” or “traditional.” A traditional one (which is made after the removal of the teeth and the beginning of the healing of gum tissue) is ready to be placed in the mouth about 8-12 weeks after the removal of teeth.
Unlike conventional ones, our dentist can position the immediate ones as soon as the teeth are extracted because they are made in advance. So, the wearer does not need to wait without teeth during the healing period. But gums and bones shrink over time following tooth removal, especially during healing. So a disadvantage of immediate ones is that they need more adjustments than conventional ones to fit properly during the healing process. Generally, they should only be considered a temporary solution until traditional ones can be made.
We take new ideas in dentistry and mix them with our knowledge, modern, high-quality materials, and our love for our work. As a result, you get the most accurate dentures that fit well and give you a smile you’ll love. Get in touch with us to find out more and make an appointment.
Our dentist or prosthodontist will tell you how often you should go, but if you have them, every six months should be the norm. In general, people need to go to the dentist regularly to make sure their teeth fit right, check for signs of oral diseases like cancer, and have a professional dental cleaning.
Even with complete dentures, it is essential to brush your palate, tongue, and gum with a soft-bristled brush before putting the dentures in every morning. Furthermore, this boosts circulation and removes plaque in the mouth. Altogether, pay attention to cleaning teeth that are under the denture’s metal clasps. Subsequently, if plaque gets trapped under the clasps, it will raise the risk of tooth decay. Moreover, remove your partial denture before brushing your natural teeth.
Meanwhile, massage, rest, and clean your gums regularly. Rinsing your mouth daily with salt water helps clean the gums. Eat a balanced diet to maintain a healthy mouth and proper nutrition.
Dentures will need to be remade, rebased, or relined over time due to normal wear and natural age-related changes to the gums, jawbones, and face, or if the denture becomes loose. In order to rebase or reline a denture, the dentist or prosthodontist reuses the existing teeth, refits the base, or makes a new base. Full dentures should be used for five to seven years before needing a replacement.