WHAT IS A DENTURE?
People wear dentures to replace lost or missing teeth so they can enjoy a healthy diet and smile with confidence. Dentures are made of either acrylic (plastic) or metal.
A ‘complete’ or ‘full’ denture is one which replaces all the natural teeth in either the upper or lower jaw.
A ‘partial’ denture fills in the spaces left by lost or missing teeth. It may be fastened to your natural teeth with metal clasps or ‘precision attachments’.
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF DENTURES?
There are various types of acrylic dentures available based on the grade of material used and the quality of teeth used.
These include :
- Acrylic basic with local teeth set
- Fibre material with imported teeth set
- Leucitone material with imported teeth set
CAST PARTIAL DENTURE
The metal/acrylic partial – commonly called a cast partial – is usually a more rigid and permanent style of denture.
The metal is either a highly compatible chrome-cobalt alloy or titanium, which are ultra-thin, light and very strong.
FLEXIBLE DENTURE (VALPLAST):
The new thermoplastics offer the twin advantages of aesthetics and flexibility.
HOW SOON CAN I HAVE A DENTURE AFTER MY TEETH ARE TAKEN OUT?
Usually, dentures can be fitted straight after your teeth have been removed. These are called ‘immediate dentures’. You will need to visit the dental team at SK Smile Dental Clinic beforehand for them to take measurements and impressions of your mouth.
With immediate dentures, you don’t have to be without teeth while your gums are healing. However, bone and gums can shrink over time; especially during the first six months after your teeth have been taken out. If your gums shrink, your immediate dentures may need relining, adjusting or even replacing. Your dental team will be able to talk to you about this.
Sometimes your dental team may advise you to wait until your gums are healed before having your dentures, as this can sometimes mean a better fit. Healing may take several months.
WILL DENTURES MAKE ME LOOK DIFFERENT?
Replacing lost or missing teeth is very good for your health and appearance. A complete or full denture replaces your natural teeth and gives support to your cheeks and lips. Without this support, sagging facial muscles can make a person look older and they will find it harder to eat and speak properly.
Dentures can be made to closely match your natural teeth so that your appearance hardly changes. Modern dentures may even improve the look of your smile and help to fill out the appearance of your face.
WILL I BE ABLE TO EAT WITH DENTURES?
Eating will take a little practice. Start with soft foods cut into small pieces. Chew slowly, using both sides of your mouth at the same time to stop the denture moving. As you become more used to your denture, add other foods until you get back to your normal healthy diet.
WILL DENTURES CHANGE HOW I SPEAK?
Pronouncing certain words may take practice. Reading out loud and repeating difficult words will help.
If you find that your dentures occasionally slip when you laugh, cough or smile, reposition them by gently biting down and swallowing. If this happens a lot, see your dentist.
HOW LONG SHOULD I WEAR MY DENTURES?
You will be advised to wear your dentures throughout the day and to take them out before going to bed. This allows your gums to rest and helps keep your mouth healthy. When you remove your dentures at night, it is best to store them in a small amount of water to prevent them from warping.
HOW LONG WILL MY DENTURES LAST?
If you treat your dentures well, they should last several years. However, your dentures will need to be relined or re-made because of normal wear, or a change in the shape of your mouth. Bone and gum ridges can shrink, causing your jaws to meet differently. Loose dentures can cause discomfort and health problems including sores and infections. A loose or badly fitting denture can also make eating and talking more difficult. It is important to replace worn or badly fitting dentures before they cause problems.
ARE DENTURES MY ONLY OPTION?
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