DENTURES

DENTURES

Dentures are also known as Prosthetic teeth. They are custom made false teeth. They are used to replace a missing/ diseased tooth.

Why Do We Need Dentures?

Missing teeth not only compromise the facial appearance of a person, but they also make chewing food difficult.

Dentures are one of the options for tooth replacement.

If you have a diseased tooth and neither medication, cleaning, nor gum flap surgery can help, we at Prodental Care, the best dentist in Surat would suggest you for dentures.

Dentures can be used as a replacement for a single tooth or even the entire arch.

Type Of Dentures

The type of dentures we at Prodental Care recommend would depend are based on each individual’s specific requirement.

Type-Of-Dentures

Partial dentures

They are used to replace single or couple of missing teeth. Partial dentures may be removable or fixed.

Fixed partial denture- They are preferred when replacing only 1 or 2 teeth. They work on the ‘crown & bridge’ arrangement. Here, a bridge is used to replace the gap created by the missing tooth. On top of such a bridge, a crown is secured with the support of the adjoining real teeth on both sides.

Removable partial denture – An artificial tooth is held in place with the help of removable clips. Such dentures are lesser expensive but are less stable as well.

Complete dentures

Complete dentures are used when you are looking to replace the entire either the 

  • mandibular arch- the lower jaw or 
  • maxillary arch – the upper jaw 

Complete dentures can be of 4 types-

Standard dentures – These dentures are end to end dentures. What this means in that the rear end of standard dentures and the hard bone in the mouth is at the same place. This ensures high stability and the best possible retention as a single piece covers the maximum surface area. 

Dentures stay in place with suction. The hardness of the tissues below provides stability.

When done at Prodental Care, the best dentist for dentures in Surat, such a procedure would require about 3-4 sittings.

Immediate dentures – These are made just before extracting the natural teeth.

They are also called temporary dentures. 

A premade denture is implanted immediately after the extraction procedure. Such a denture is placed over the bleeding sockets which help to numb the pain of extraction.

When done at Prodental Care, the best dentist for dentures in Surat often takes 1-2 sittings.

Cu-Sil dentures – Even a single natural tooth can significantly contribute to providing stability to dentures.

A Cu-Sil denture is made with has holes in it. These are surrounded by a lining of stable silicone rubber around the natural teeth. This way a single healthy tooth can support the entire denture placed on the gums.

Suction and mechanical stability are the basis that Cu-Sil dentures work on.

Cu-Sil dentures are wonderful for extending the life of your existing natural teeth and even loose teeth.

Implant retained dentures – In implant retained dentures a titanium screw is fixed inside the underlying jaw bone. This is the most preferred and best option to opt for replacing missing teeth through dentures.

This procedure is quite expensive when compared to other options but is worth it due to its superior retention capacity.

When done at Prodental Care, the best dentist for dentures in Surat, this procedure takes about 6-7 months as involves a long healing process.

How Can Dentures Improve Health?

Dentures are not cosmetic tools that help to replace a missing tooth for an aesthetic purpose. Replacing missing teeth play a vital role in maintaining overall good health. 

  1. When there are missing teeth, the remaining teeth drift into the gap created. This results in malocclusion, tilting, and bite problems. 
  2. Missing teeth hamper chewing ability thus leading to digestive problems.
  3. Teeth form the jawline. Missing teeth make cheeks and lips fall in. This considerably changes the way a person looks.
  4. Tooth loss affects speech and pronunciation.

Replacing dentures

Replacing-Dentures

We at Prodental Care, the best dentist in Surat recommend to replace dentures every 7-8 years. This is because with time the bone supporting the dentures is likely to get eroded. Due to this the upper jaw denture rise higher and the lower jaw denture falls downward. This leads to reducing the gap between the chin tip and nose. This makes an irreversible change in the facial structure. Next, it begins to affect muscle strength. All this happens if a patient uses old dentures beyond the reasonable time prescribed by the dentist.

Therefore, dentists at best dental clinics all over the world recommended getting a new set of dentures made 7-8 years.

How to care for dentures?

It is vital to brush the dentures twice a day and rinse well under clean water. Apart from these are some special points to consider for good denture care-

  • Place a soft towel on the counter while cleaning. This would avoid breakage if they slip in the process.
  • Do not use hot water to rinse the dentures.
  • Use only a soft-bristled/ denture specific toothbrush
  • Do not use anything apart dentist recommended toothpaste to clean.
  • When not in the mouth, soak the dentures only in denture cleanser/ clean plain water.
  • Brush your mouth-tongue, palate, and gums without dentures. 
  • Visit your dentist every 2 months for a general check-up.

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