Quick Guide To Dentures
Dentures are fixed or removable prosthesis that may be complete (all teeth) to partial (on or more but more natural teeth are available in the jawbone). There are many different types of dentures our clinic provides. Such Dentures are:
- Acrylic Dentures
- Cast Partial Dentures
- Flexible Dentures
Dentures get their support from the teeth and the ridge of the jaw where the teeth are. They are very economic as compared to other tooth replacement options. However, Oral hygiene maintenance is the most important factor in the support, stability, and retention of the dentures. It takes about 4 to 5 visits for the complete fabrication of the dentures in which our dentists make sure the dentures seat well, the patients jaw relation is maintained, and the type and color of the teeth are selected.
Commonly Asked Questions
- Can I get fixed dentures instead of removable?
although dentures are placed on top of the ridge they can be fixed to the arch by the support of dental implants. Sometimes, our dentists also recommend snap on dentures which take support from two to four implants and are easy to remove and clean.
- My denture sometimes cause discomfort?
Discomfort after initial placement of the dentures is a normal side effect. You might have to revisit the dentist in order to get the denture trimmed from the area that is hurting you.
- I just had a tooth extracted, can I get a denture made immediately?
it is highly recommended that you wait for the bone and gums to heal after extraction. The waiting time ranges from 2 weeks to almost 4 weeks. If the denture is placed for the temporary transition towards implants, try not to wear it excessively as it may cause more bone resorption.