It could be age, weak oral health or an accident, you can never determine when or if you’ll need dental implants. Thanks to the advancing technology and dental methods, you can get your smile back just like it was or better! Options and differences can be confusing and we’re here so clear all your doubts. Here’s everything you need to know about Dentures and their types:
What are Dentures?
Your dentist will try to save as many healthy teeth as possible. If your teeth are too damaged, you might have to opt for dental dentures. With today’s advancing technology, dentists can replicate dentures that are more lifelike and comfortable.
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available, complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
Complete dentures cover your complete upper or lower jaw. They rest directly on the gum that covers the bone. They have the highest tendency to get loose over time due to bone loss. Although they are the most cost effective options available, they are less comfortable due to their instability.
There are two types of overdentures available:
- A Tooth Supported Overdenture: This procedure is done by placing the denture on a few remaining teeth. This way of placing dentures reduces bone loss and provides more support for your teeth while chewing.
- Implant Supported Overdenture: This procedure is done by placing two or more implants on the lower or upper jaw to serve as artificial roots and give you more support.
This is a type of denture which is fixed with the helps of dental implants.This is similar to the implant-supported overdenture, the biggest difference being that you cannot remove it. Your dentist can remove it if it needs to be adjusted.Four or more implants are used to support the denture. It may or may not require bone growing(grafting) procedure,depending on the condition, to place the dental implants.
This denture doesn’t rest on your gums.These bridges are usually made of porcelain, meaning the denture looks more natural and it’s more durable.
How Dentures make you feel
You may experience a few of these things but believe us they’re completely normal!
- New dentures may feel loose for a few weeks until the muscles of the cheeks and tongue learn to keep them in place. Also, it is not unusual for minor irritation or soreness to occur and for saliva flow to increase when you first start wearing dentures, but these problems will go as the mouth
- Dentures are made to closely resemble your natural teeth so there should be only a small noticeable change in appearance. It can also improve your smile and make you feel more confident.
- Initially you might feel slightly uncomfortable eating food so try to eat soft foods and avoid hard and sticky foods.
- After getting dentures, you may have difficulty pronouncing certain words. If so, practice by saying the difficult words out loud.
We have an experienced team of professionals at the multi-speciality Dental Health Care Center – Creative Smiles with Dr. Veejay Deshpandey, Dental Surgeon and Implantologist and an innovator in the field of Implant Dentistry heading the team. At Creative Smiles, we offer the most advanced dental services at very affordable prices.
Creative Smiles, in Thane, Mumbai can bring the sparkle back to your smile and help you attain a smile you’ll be proud to show off. To learn more about the benefits of full mouth rehabilitation, contact us to schedule your no-obligation consultation today!