When many of your teeth are loose or painful, they may be beyond saving. This condition is usually caused by an advanced periodontal disease. If you are not a good candidate for implants, then removing your teeth and replacing them with a denture may be the best way to eliminate the infection and restore the health of your mouth
1. Full or Complete Denture: A Full or complete denture replaces all the missing teeth in the upper and lower jaw. A “conventional” or Full Denture is made a minimum of 1-2 weeks after all extracted teeth have fully healed. Once impressions are taken, generally it will take between two to three weeks to make a custom denture for your mouth. If a denture is being made when the teeth are already healed, such as a replacement or “second set”, then within 2-3 weeks we will have your denture complete.
2. Immediate Denture: An Immediate Denture is a denture that is placed “immediately” after extractions, and is performed the same day. Due to excessive bone loss, as your extractions heal, we will almost always plan for a second more accurate set to be made for the “ideal treatment”. This ensures a denture that fits properly, and serves you for many years to come.
3. Partial Denture: Partial Denture is a removable dental appliance that replaces multiple missing teeth. . It can be attached to the teeth with clasps and made to look very similar to natural teeth. As with the Full Denture, this is a removable appliance that is taken out daily.
An Implant Overdenture is a denture that has some sort of direct connection to dental implants. The connection helps secure the Full Denture into place while overcoming the instability and lack of retention of a common complete denture. Many times either “gaskets” or “bars” are used to attach the denture to the implants, and thus creates a superior fitting appliance. This is a good treatment option for an individual who requires a full denture but wants to achieve a more stable and less bulky type of restoration.
What are dentures?
Dentures are custom-made teeth made in a laboratory to match perfect impression of overall missing teeth. This is done to replace all missing teeth either in the form of full or partial or immediate dentures with more comfortable and natural-looking teeth.
What are the benefits of dentures?
There are a number of significant benefits of dentures, some of them are:
- Dentures looks very similar to natural teeth
- It improves overall appearance of your teeth structure
- Restores self-confidence and smile
- Improves bite and chew functionality
- Easy to speak without any discomfort
- Able to eat anything with few restrictions
- It can last around for a decade
- Makes you look younger
- Improves facial structure
- Cost effective solution
- Easy to remove and clean without any pain
For many decades, dentures playing a key role in replacing missing teeth and comfortable to wear.
What are the steps to take care of dentures?
There are few Steps to take care of dentures for long-term stability
- Oral Hygiene: It is important to clean your dentures as suggested by the dentist in order to avoid gum irritation. Just clean it with water to remove food particles and plaque without breaking it.
- Place your dentures in cleanser soaking solution or with normal water when you are not wearing them.
- Avoid eating hard and acidic foods because it can damage the dentures and makes difficult to wear.
- Regularly Clean your gums and tongue before wearing the dentures promotes good oral healthcare
- Never let your dentures dry out, rinse or soak it in water while sleeping. This will avoid wear and tear between while eating or wearing them.
- Consult your dentist regularly or in case of emergency for any cracks, chip, and broken dentures.
What is the estimated cost of dentures?
The estimated cost of dentures depends on the number of dental visits, number of teeth to be replaced, tooth extraction etc. So the cost can vary from thousand to few thousand dollars depending on the requirement of the candidate.
What is the average lifespan of dentures and when to replace it?
According to studies, the average lifespan of dentures is around 10 years and can go beyond it. It is achieved only when you maintain regular hygiene and good take care of denture without breaking it.
The dentures to be replaced when you see any signs of a crack, chip, broken and loose dentures while wearing then it is time to opt-in for new dentures from our dentist Dr. Ross A Kaplan at Hamden CT.