A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. There are two types of dentures.
Complete dentures are made after the teeth has been removed and the gum has healed. Conventional dentures is ready for placement in eight to twelfth weeks after the removal of the teeth. Immediate dentures are made in advance and can be fitted and positioned as soon as the teeth has been removed. The immediate dentures means that the patient does not have to be without teeth while the gum heals. With dentures it is important to remember that gums and bone shrinks over time, especially during the healing period. This means that immediate dentures compared to conventional dentures require more adjustments to fit during and after the healing process. Immediate dentures should only be considered temporary while the conventional dentures are made.
Partial or bridge dentures usually consist of replacement teeth that is attached to a pink/gum-colored plastic base. The dentures is sometimes hold in place by a metal framework that is connected to the mouth. Partial dentures is used when there is still some natural teeth in the lower or upper jaw. A fixed bridge replaces one or more teeth with crowns or either side of the space and attaching an artificial teeth to fill the open space. Partial Dentures is used to not only fill spaces of missing teeth, but they prevent other teeth from moving and changing position. Partial dentures is removable and is more natural-looking in appearance.
HOW DOES NEW DENTURES FEEL :
New dentures may feel loose or odd for the first few weeks, until the cheek and tongue muscles learn to keep them in place. You will also later get comfortable with inserting and removing the. You may also experience minor irritation or soreness, but this will go away as your mouth adjust.
WILL I LOOK DIFFERENT?
Dentures are made to have the appearance of normal/natural teeth. Only small noticeable changes will be seen. Dentures may improve your smile and fill our your facial appearance.
ARE DENTURE ADHESIVES SAFE?
Dental adhesives are safe, if they are used as directed. If you have well fitted dentures and the adhesive is applied to give stability, there should me no issues. But is excessive adhesive is used to fill voids of ill-fitting dentures, it can be harmful for the underlying soft and hard tissues. In some of these cases, inflammation in the soft tissue can be seen. Other effects of an ill-fitting denture is the cause of bone loss. Make sure you and your dentist are satisfied with the fitting of your denture.