WHAT ARE DENTURES?
Missing teeth or damaged tissues can artistically be replaced by dentures. Dentures are removable and made up of acrylic and metal. There are two types of dentures:
Complete Dentures: When all the teeth are lost, complete dentures are applied to replace all of them. Complete dentures further have two types:
- Conventional: Conventional dentures are placed after the gum starts healing post teeth removal. It can be placed after a period of 8-12 weeks of teeth removal.
- Immediate: They are made in advance and immediately placed after teeth are removed thus preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the healing time. During the healing phase due to tissue shrinkage, adjustments will have to be made in immediate dentures.
Partial Dentures: When part of the natural teeth still exists, partial dentures are put into action. They can fill gaps of missing teeth as well as stop other teeth to shift their positions. They are made of either Acrylic or Metal This is further attached to metal clasps in order to make denture’s position immovable in the mouth. Instead of metal clasps, precision attachments are also used as they give esthetic look. Also, they are nearly invisible.
OUR DENTURE PROCEDURE: We at Om Dental Clinic can prepare conventional dentures in as less as 5 weeks depending upon the gum healing. Our entire process takes maximum 5 appointments. Our procedure includes:
- Initial Diagnosis
- Taking Impressions
After determining that the ‘try-in’ placed is perfect, a similar original denture is designed for permanent placement.
Will I get ulcers after the dentures are placed?
It’s not necessary that you will get ulcers; you may or may not get the ulcers. The areas in the oral cavity where the denture hurts for a l inflamed and then the ulcer develops. Therefore its mandatory that even if you are feeling slightest irritation you should see your dentist and get your denture trimmed. This will minimize the chances of getting ulcers.
Maintenance of Dentures:
- They should be removed from at night and placed in a closed tight container.
- Whenever you are not using dentures they should be placed in water.
- For cleaning the dentures you should use soft brushes.
- Denture cleansing tablets should be used once or twice a week.
- Dentures should be prevented from falling as they are fragile and can break..