Complete and Partial Dentures
Like many things in life, the importance of something is never truly appreciated until it is gone. If you’ve lost your teeth, whether due to injury, tooth decay or gum disease, you surely understand. The good news is that you have options to replace them. Dentures can help restore your way of life by helping you with day-to-day functions, such as eating and speaking, as well as help restore your confidence by improving your appearance and smile
Making a denture is a process that usually takes about 6-12 weeks, however, this can vary from one patient to another. It also depends on the type of denture and the technique the dentist or the laboratory technician uses to make the denture.
Partial dentures are replacement teeth for people who have lost one or more of their teeth. Partial dentures can be taken in and out of the mouth and the best is to leave them out at night to give our tissues time to rest and let the blood flow to carry oxygen and nutrient to the tissue. they consist of a denture base, which closely resembles the color of your gums, and denture teeth, which are attached to a supporting framework. The partial denture then attaches to the existing teeth via a clasp or some other retentive device.
Partial dentures are made using a model of your mouth. After the final satisfactory fit and appearance are achieved, the denture is then sent back to the laboratory for final fabrication. A new partial denture can also alter your eating and speaking habits and it may require a bit of practicing before you get comfortable.
Complete dentures are replacement teeth for people who have lost all their teeth on the top jaw and/or bottom jaw. Complete dentures can be taken in and out of the mouth and the best is to leave them out at night to give our tissues time to rest and let the blood flow to carry oxygen and nutrient to the tissue. They keep your smile beautiful and your mouth healthy given you take care of them. Making complete plates requires about 6-8 weeks, however, this can vary from one patient to another.
Different Denture Options
There are new advances in making dentures. One such advance is an implant-supported denture that stabilizes the denture. This kind of denture requires the placement of implants in your mouth before making the denture.
Immediate Complete Dentures
Immediate complete dentures are the ones that are made before all the remaining teeth are pulled and upon pulling them, the denture will be inserted. Therefore you don’t need to go without having any teeth. It acts as a band-aid for the extraction sockets as well. They will need relining when the tissue settles down normally within 2 weeks after the extraction. Or you may choose to wait until the tissue is healed and then start the process of getting a complete denture.