Dental Denture

A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Dentures or prosthetic teeth are commonly referred to as false teeth. They are specially designed to replace an individual's missing or diseased teeth.

Dentures can be either partial or complete. The type of dentures used will depend essentially on the specific needs of the individual.

Complete dentures can be either "conventional" or "immediate." Made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal, a conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth about 8 to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. A fixed (permanent) bridge replaces one or more teeth by placing crowns on the teeth on either side of the space and attaching artificial teeth to them. This "bridge" is then cemented into place.

The prefabricated denture is inserted immediately after extraction, right over the bleeding sockets. The denture serves to numb the pain, and most patients do quite well with these. The denture development process takes about three weeks to 1.5 months and several appointments. Once your dentist or prosthodontist (a dentist who specializes in the restoration and replacement of teeth) determines what type of appliance is best for you.

Having even a single healthy, natural tooth aids the stability of the denture to a significant degree. The Cu-Sil denture has holes in it which are surrounded by a gasket of stable silicone rubber which adheres to the natural teeth thereby allowing the rest of the denture to rest on the gums.

Eating with new dentures will take a little practice and may be uncomfortable for some wearers for a few weeks. To get used to the new denture, start with soft foods cut into small pieces. Chew slowly using both sides of your mouth..

Don't try to repair broken dentures at home. A lot of patients mistakenly believe that they can save time and money by using a partial denture repair glue to fix them. The problem is that their repairs are usually imprecise, leading to ill-fitting dentures that don't properly accommodate the structure of their mouth. So it would be better to visit your dentist for the denture repair, they own professional dental instruments and dental service, which would be good for denture repairing.

 


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