Like many things in life, the importance of something is never truly appreciated until it is gone. If you’ve lost your teeth, whether due to injury, tooth decay, or gum disease, you surely understand. The good news is that you have options to replace them.
Dentures are a replacement for the teeth and their surrounding tissues which are removable. A person who had his or her damaged or rotten teeth extracted and could not have dental implants is eligible for the use of artificial teeth. Two types of dentures are available. One is complete dentures and the other is partial dentures.
Complete dentures are used when one has lost all their teeth. A complete denture is put in if all your top and bottom teeth need to be removed or old dentures replaced. Dentures usually fit as soon as your tooth erupts. This means that you will never be without teeth. Dentures fit snugly over your gums and jawbone.
Partial dentures are the replacement of some missing teeth Partial dentures are made to fill the gap left after one or more teeth have broken. It is of plastic or metal plate on which some false teeth are attached. It is usually mounted on some of your natural teeth with a metal cover. It can be easily detached from the clip and removed.
Denture Treatment Process
Dentures are placed after the remaining damaged teeth have been completely removed and the gum tissue has started to heal. This occurs after a period of 8 to 12 weeks after the removal of the teeth.
Dentures are made using your mouth as a model. First, the dentist will take an accurate impression of the upper and lower arches of your mouth. This impression is then sent to the dental laboratory.
At the next visit, the dentist will check the arches that best resemble your original bite and helps you select the shape and color of the denture teeth and gums. Keep in mind the color of everyone’s gums varies. To make a more natural denture the dentist will help you choose the shade that best matches your mouth.
In the subsequent visits, the dentist will adjust your bite, test your speech and check the appearance and functionality of the denture teeth and gums. After a satisfactory fit and appearance are achieved, the denture is then sent back to the laboratory for fabrication.
Who is not eligible for the treatment?
A person having difficulty in the adjustment of dentures is stopped from using the teeth. For example, a person who has loose-fitting teeth that keep falling out and a person whose jaw hurts continuously when dentures are inserted in his mouth is not eligible for treatment. It takes about a month or more for the denture to adjust properly to the mouth.
At KaashviMedident, We are proud to provide you with comprehensive technically driven dentistry in a truly relaxed environment. With over many years of dental experience and Facial Aesthetics Treatment Noida, Dr. Shalini Jain is an expert in all dentistry.