Dentures are custom-made removable appliances used to replace missing teeth.It can be taken out or put back into the
Dentures can be made of flesh-colored acrylic base or a metal framework fitting over the gum and on top of which are the false teeth.To suit each patient’s individual need, dentists designed the dental mold, and the dentures are made in the dental laboratory.
Although it takes time to get used to wearing dentures, and it still feels different from natural teeth, the appearance of the dentures nowadays is already very natural and is more comfortable than ever. Dentures not only help you improve your
cosmetic appearance, but also help you regain basic function such as speech and chewing.
Three types of Dentures:
- Conventional full denture: After the extraction of the remaining teeth and waited for the soft tissue to be recovered. Full denture can be worn to replace the whole set of teeth, on the upper or lower. Fully recovery may take several months, and you will have no teeth that can be in use.
- Immediate full denture: The immediate full denture can be placed in your mouth right immediately after the extraction of the remaining teeth. Your dentist should finish the measurement and making the model of your jaw during your prior visit.The benefit of the immediate full denture is that you won’t have to experience the period when you have no teeth that can be in use. But the denture must be adjusted after several months of wearing because the bone may change its shape during the recovering progress, making the denture unfit.
- Partial denture: Partial denture is used for replacement for one or several teeth. It is placed on a metal-framework
or acrylic base that is attached to the natural teeth. Sometimes the dentist may install dental crown on to the natural
teeth to provide support for the denture.
After the procedures:
The patients may take a period of time to get used to the denture. Excessive saliva flow, not enough room for the tongue, or
any pain and soreness are normal. Practice for fascial muscles and tongue are needed to support the denture in order to
regain the basic function of chewing and talking. Visit to the dentist may need to be scheduled once a year to make sure the
denture can be functioned properly.