What are Dentures?

A denture is removable artificial teeth being used to restore teeth or a tooth which have been lost due to dental decay, accident, or any reason. Dentures are custom-made to suit the form and size of a person’s gum and jaw and fit over the tissues to substitute lost teeth.

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Signs You Might Need Dentures?

You don’t go to the dental surgeon for regular dental examinations.

Dentists emphasize annual checkups twice a year. These examinations help to avoid tooth cavities and gum disease or any oral problems, as well as allowing your dentist to keep track of any abnormalities in your gums and teeth.

It is also simpler to treat any oral health problem in the early stage. However, when caries and periodontal issues get severe, it may be necessary for the dentist to extract the tooth and this is the first phase towards the necessity for dentures.

Unstable Teeth or Gaps Between Teeth

Unstable or loose teeth are a sign of more serious periodontal problems. In this case, your dentist may be ask you to conduct periodontal therapy or remove the teeth.

Toothaches that last a long time

Severe toothache is uncertain evidence that dental caries have deteriorated to the extent where the nerves in the tooth center have been damaged. With early diagnosis, the dentist may be able to repair the damaged tooth with a routine filling. If the condition gets worth then, the dentist may suggest the extraction of the carious tooth and the use of partial dentures.

Inflamed, Sensitive, Swollen, as well as Bleeding Gums

Gum inflammation often indicates the development of gingival or periodontal disease. Unfortunately, the major cause of tooth loss for adults is gum disease. Three of every four individuals throughout their lifetimes are likely to have gum diseases. Gum disease may become worse into tooth loss if left untreated, leading to the necessity for dentures.

Missing One or More Teeth

To help protect other teeth, dental practitioners recommend that patients that lacking two or more teeth should receive a kind of prosthetic. You put yourself in danger of losing jaw bone if you leave missing teeth without treatment. You can use dentures, dental bridges, or dental implants to restore your missing teeth/tooth and prevent jaw bone loss.

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You can’t bite or chew your favorites food you wish

The inability to eat and chew certain foods may be caused by tooth loss, toothache, gum disease, and cracking of the tooth. If it is discovered early, then all the related problems can be prevented, thus dentures may be necessary for complicated situations.

You may feel it’s difficult to smile since your teeth are damaged or absent

When you have missing or damaged teeth, it affects how frequently you smile. The new prosthesis will offer you a smile that you may be pleased to display.

Types of denture

1 – Complete Dentures

Complete dentures are classified as “immediate” or “conventional “. Conventional dentures are prepared approximately eight to twelve weeks just after teeth were removed for placing in the mouth.

In contrast to conventional dentures, immediate dentures are manufactured in advance and may be placed after the teeth get extracted. Therefore, throughout the healing time, the patient shall not be without the teeth. But gums and bones shrink with time, particularly after tooth removal during the healings phase.

Therefore, compared to conventional dentures, an immediate denture disadvantage is that more modifications are needed to fit correctly all through the healing period. It should be considered as a temporary solution until conventional dentures get ready.

2 – Partial Dentures

A detachable partial denture typically consists of substitute teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored resin foundation that is occasionally linked by a metal structure that supports the tooth within the mouth. The partial denture is used when the lower or upper jaw has one or many natural teeth.

3 – Overdentures

People who have some or all of their teeth missing understand the frustration of dentures sliding or loosening when speaking or laughing. The overdenture is a prosthesis that eliminates issues that conventional dentures cause.

It is a denture that is held in place by implants. It provides a genuine smile that enables you to laugh, eat, and smile easily without worrying about all denture dilemmas.

In the end, an overdenture can enhance the quality of lifestyle of a patient by functioning like natural teeth and no need to be taken in and out.

How to take care of your denture

  • The first thing you should know about dentures, if you drop them then, they may break. The best way to clean is to use a folded towel or water bowl under dentures in case you drop them.
  • During the first few weeks of using dentures, they may feel strange inside your mouth and induce salivation. The mouth adapts to the denture over time. Dentures that weren’t fitted properly may cause some inconvenience feeling during eating and talking and possibly soreness in your mouth.
  • The denture should be removed and kept in a glass of water before going to bed, it helps your gums get relaxed and avoid the possibility of choking while you are sleeping.
  • Dentures must be carefully cleaned every day. A colorless coating plaque is present in our mouths, and it causes damage and decay to our teeth. Unhygienic dentures may cause bad breath, oral fungus, and gum disorders. To eliminate food bacteria, you need to brush and soak them every day in a denture-cleaning solution, make sure don’t use toothpaste, and never scrub them.
  • If you have partial denture then you need to brush the rest of your teeth daily to prevent dental disease. The remaining teeth should be cleaned to avoid periodontal disease.

Are you the right candidate for a denture?

If you have any questions about your oral health and think you may need a denture,  then call Amitis Dental Studio to book an appointment with our dentist to see how we can help you.