What Are Dentures
A denture is a removable replacement for your missing teeth and surrounding tissues. In the event that you’ve lost the entirety of your regular teeth, regardless of whether from gum infection, tooth rot or injury, supplanting missing teeth will profit your appearance and your wellbeing.
The Importance of Dentures
Gaps left by missing teeth can cause problems with eating and speech, and teeth either side of the gap may grow into the space at an angle. So it is always good to get the missing teeth replaced.
Types of Dentures
- Two types of dentures are available –
- Complete dentures(a full set) are used when all the teeth are missing
- Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain
Process of Dentures
Procedure of Dentures at Dr. Kochar’s
The process of denture fabrication usually takes around 4 to 5 visits spread over a period of 2-3 weeks.
|First Visit||After check up the primary impression is taken.|
|Second Visit||Final impression is taken for better fit and grip of the denture.|
|Third Visit||Bite is recorded.
Red colored wax with a plate is used to measure the lip fullness, smile and other aesthetic features of your face. It also helps in placing of artificial teeth placement. The shade and size of your teeth to be replaced is decided.
|Fourth Visit||Trial is done.
It is actually a temporary version of how your permanent denture would fit and look like. If the temporary denture is to your and our satisfaction then it is send to the lab for making of permanent denture.
|Final Visit||The permanent denture is given to you and few adjustments if necessary are made.New dentures takes a little time getting used to and don’t expect them to feel like natural teeth.If you are uncomfortable with your new denture make an appointment and visit us.|
Immediate dentures are placed immediately after extraction. That means, patient will not be without teeth for even a day after extraction.The only disadvantage they have is that they become slightly lose after the gums heal and need relining.
IMPLANT SUPPORTED OVER DENTURES:
An implant-supported denture is a type of over denture that is supported by and attached to implants. It has special attachments that snap onto attachments on the implants.
In first visit, the implants will be placed. Several months will pass to let the jawbone grow in around the implants, creating a sturdy foundation for your over denture. During this period you can wear your dentures.
In the second phase, a connecting device is attached to the implants and the over denture will attach to this.
The care for over dentures is very much similar to your normal denture. You should remove an implant-supported or tooth supported over denture daily to clean the denture and gum area.
TOOTH SUPPORTED OVER DENTURES:
Over dentures are dentures which derive their support from one or more abutment teeth by completely enveloping them beneath the fitting surface.
CAST PARTIAL DENTURE:
A cast partial denture consists of a metal framework for retention, combined with tissue colored acrylic and replacement teeth. These dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw.