TYPES OF DENTURES

REMOVABLE DENTURES

COMPLETE DENTURES

Complete dentures or Full dentures are worn when all the teeth are absent. Complete dentures are of two types "conventional" or "immediate". The structure of complete dentures may be made of resin, metal or a combination
A conventional full denture is fabricated and placed in the patient's mouth after the remaining teeth are extracted and tissues have healed. It may take 4 to 5 months. An immediate complete denture is inserted on the same day when the remaining teeth are removed. Measurements are recorded and used to make models of the patient's jaws during a preliminary visit.
Conventional Dentures are fabricated after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal. Conventional dentures are ready for placement in the mouth about 8 to 12 weeks following the teeth have been removed.
Implant supported overdentures are an another option to conventional dentures whereby a full dentures is placed over the dental implants with metal bar/balls that gives better retention.

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PARTIAL DENTURES

Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth still present in oral cavity.
A removable partial denture usually consists of replacement teeth which are attached to a pink or gum-colour plastic base, which is attached by metal clasps or precision attachments that helps in holding the denture in place in the mouth. Precision attachments are usually more esthetic than metal clasps and they are nearly invisible.

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IMMEDIATE DENTURES

Immediate denture is complete denture or partial denture inserted on the same day immediately after the removal of natural teeth. These are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. As a result, the patient does not have to be without teeth during the healing period. However, bones and gums shrink during the healing period following tooth removal so immediate dentures would usually need more adjustments to fit properly during the healing process and generally should only be considered a temporary solution until conventional dentures can be made. The healing process as it can take months for your bone and tissue to even out after tooth extractions.

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REMOVABLE PARTIAL DENTURES (RPD)

Removable partial dentures are for patients where some teeth are missing on a particular arch and remaining teeth are in good condition.

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CAST PARTIAL DENTURES

Removable Partial Dentures with cast metal frameworks offer many advantages over the conventional partial dentures. The frameworks of these dentures are cast to fit the teeth. Since they be seated on the teeth, as well as being attached to them, they are very stable and retentive. The teeth have to be prepared to some extent in advance in order that the partial denture can rest upon them without snooping with the way the patient bites the teeth together.
The metal framework does not contact the gums. Thus, as the gums resorb, this type of partial denture does not go down with them and very less chances of relining. Because the teeth are altered beforehand, there are less limitations in the placement of clasps, and they are less likely to be seen than the wrought wire clasps of the conventional treatment partial denture. Modern frameworks are cast from an tremendously strong alloy called chrome cobalt . They are less susceptible to break and also much less perceptible to the tongue.
The major advantage of cast metal framework partial dentures have over the other types of partials is that sore spots are never a problem since neither the framework, nor the plastic extensions make contact with the soft oral tissues with any force! Patients who show signs of the symptoms of TMJ, or who are known bruxers are good choice of patients for cast metal partials dentures.

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FLIPPER (INTERIM DENTURE)

A dental flipper is the easy and cheap way to replace a missing tooth. Often it is used as a temporary tooth replacement while you wait for a dental bridge or for healing after a dental implant is placed.
A dental flipper is made out of acrylic. First we made an impression of your mouth, and then a plaster cast is poured. The cast is sent to a laboratory with a instruction that includes the shade of the tooth. An acrylic tooth is selected that most closely matches the shade of your teeth and a pink plate is moulded according to your palate (on the upper) or to fit just inside the tongue side of your teeth (on the lower). Wires with little ball ends can be positioned to help secure the dental flipper in your mouth. It can be secured by the pink acrylic snapping between your teeth.. The flipper put pressure on the gums and therefore is not very healthy for the gums. They also fracture easily. It can be difficult to eat with them. They should be removed during eating.

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FLEXIBLE DENTURES

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Flexible partial dentures are the good, beautiful, and affordable choice. The innovation of the Valplast Flexible Partial allows the restoration to become accustomed to the constant movement and flexibility in your mouth.
This is the underlying thinking behind Valplast's innovative flexible, removable partial denture. The flexibility in combination with strength and light weight, provides total comfort and great looks!
The preparation is relatively simple because your natural teeth don't need to be altered in any way. The Valplast partial is almost imperceptible for the reason that there are no telltale metal clasps and the material itself merge with the tissue in your mouth so that the single thing that shows is your gorgeous smile.

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When taking in to consideration a removable partial, a lot of folks come across the Valplast Flexible Partial to be the most comfy choice, and the final restoration can be finished very speedily! While the cost is often elevated than a partial prepared with observable metal clasps, the results of the flexible partial are good-looking, and patient contentment is very lofty. The Valplast flexible partial engrosses simply non-invasive procedures, and gives you self-assurance in your restoration while talking, eating, and most decisively: smiling!

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Overdentures

An overdenture appear like a complete denture (CD); but all of the teeth are not removed. The remaining teeth are called ‘Abutment’. The abutment teeth gives support for the overdenture.
These dentures rest on top of any short, remaining teeth in the mouth. Commonly, these teeth need endodontic treatment (root canal therapy). They can then be modified or protected. This is an outstanding alternative when there are still teeth present in your mouth that may not be capable to sustain the functions of the mouth only.

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FIXED DENTURES

Implant Retained Bar Denture (Implant Overdenture)

An implant overdenture is a type of overdentures that uses dental implants to everlastingly support the denture in the mouth. They are held in place with help of implants and very strong so there is no need to be anxious about loose dentures while eating or talking. The implants help in preventing bone loss so there will no need for dentures reline in future. The drawback is that implants are expensive, but the success rate is very high.
An implant overdenture is a full denture used to restore an edentulous arch. This means that all the teeth are missing. These dentures look good and allow you to eat and speak uninhibited. Soft dentures aid in the stability issues but there is still only so much they can do. This is where implants come in useful.
The most important feature of an implant overdenture is the dental implant that is used to secure the denture. Implants are screw type dental device that are placed in mouth by surgery. They are frequently used for a single tooth or an dental implant bridge, but they are so strong that just a few could hold up a whole denture. This is because the implants are anchored directly into the bone and make union with the bone in a way that only titanium can. These dentures are frequently the best long term solution for replacing so many teeth.
If you have an existing denture that moves or have very limited bone an Implant retained bar denture is good choice for you. The bar denture is planned to stabilize a denture. The dentures are removable and they snap into place when they engage the bar.

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A removable full denture is coupled to a bar attachment, which in turn is anchored on two to six implants in the jaw. The implants help keep the denture firmly in place and give better function and comfort. It actually snaps and locks into place. With four to six implants and the connector bar, this option is extremely stable and almost feels like natural teeth. Overdentures also replace lost gum and bone and can vastly improve facial appearance.
A fixed bridge is not removable. A removable overdenture has implants under the denture. An overdenture is a great way out for someone that previously has dentures.
An upper denture usually needs more implants than a lower jaw. This is due to the soft bone of the upper jaw. The worst thing you can do is "under-engineer" any overdenture. They bear a great amount of force and will fail in a few years if they are poorly designed or have to few implants.

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Hybrid Denture

Hybrid dentures permit people to achieve back most of their teeth in the form of a bridge which has some components like a denture (such as gum tissue), but is fixed on the supporting implants. Hybrid denture is not removable.
Hybrid dentures are most often used when there is a lot of bone loss, which happens if you've been a long-term denture wearer. The hybrid restoration supplies both teeth and artificial gums to provide you back good facial support and present the best aesthetic control. In the upper jaw, we regularly require to have six implants while on the lower, we can use between 4-5 implants.

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Procedure for Conventional Dentures Treatment

  • 1. Site First Evaluation and Dentures Preparation
    • If tooth extraction is required, the teeth are extracted and left to heal. If there is any ridge irregularity it is filled with instruments to make ridge uniform.
  • 2. Making the Dentures
    • Once the gums are healed and healthy, an impression of the mouth is taken for a wax-up
    • The wax-up is used to determine the most optimal position of the jaw and teeth dimensions (size, shape, length, width)
    • The wax up is sent to a dental laboratory to construct a "try-in" set of denture
  • 3. Trial of "try-in" set of dentures and re-adjustments
    • The "try-in' denture are placed in the mouth to assure comfort, fit, bite position and appearance • The "try-in" dentures are again sent to the labs for further procedure and trail fitted during next visits until the color, shape and proper fit is obtained for the final set of dentures to be cast.
  • 4. Insertion of Final Dentures
    • For instant dentures, impression-taking and the wax-up is first completed before tooth extraction.


Recovery Expectations

Recovery from getting dentures may be a two-step process. If extractions are necessary, patients can wait for the recovery of their gums up to 4 weeks or longer.
Once healed and the dentures are placed, the patient will require time to adjust to the new teeth. While patients can speak normally within a few hours, they may experience minor discomfort while eating or chewing. This discomfort may take several days to a few weeks until the muscles of your cheek and tongue learn to keep them in place and you get use to inserting and removing them. It is suggested that patients with new dentures eat soft foods until they become comfortable with chewing.
There can be minor irritation or soreness to occur and for saliva flow to increase when you first start wearing dentures, but these problems will reduce as your mouth adjusts to the new denture.


Care for Dentures

  • 1. Dentures should be removed at night to provide the gums a rest and to decrease the pressure on the underlying bone or as directed by your dentist
  • 2. Regular denture care includes brushing your denture with a denture brush and a denture paste after eating. Dentures can collect plaque and food stains
  • 3. Keep your dentures in water to avoid drying out and distorting.
  • 4. Dentures can and may break if dropped onto a hard surface, thus be careful when handling them.
  • 5. Clean and massage your gums and tongue with a regular soft-bristled toothbrush to help keep them healthy

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Dentures FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q. What types of dentures are there?
A. Dentures may replace all or some of the teeth which are missing. The dentures that replace all the teeth are known as complete dentures and they seat on the gums that cover the jawbones. The stability and retention of these dentures can be enhanced by attaching them to dental implants. Partial dentures replace some of the teeth. They connect to the teeth that are still present and also cover and rest on the gums and bone where the teeth are missing. Dental implants can also be used to bring back and stabilize partial dentures as well.
Q. What is an immediate denture?
A. An immediate dentures is a full denture that is placed right after (same day) the teeth are extracted.
Q. What is a denture reline?
A. If the dentures become loose as well as they once did, you may need to have a process done to repair the base of the denture, called a “reline". Check with your prosthodontist to see if your A denture reline is the procedure of adding acrylic to the pink base material of the denture to fill up in where it no longer fits due to bone resorption.
Q. What is a RPD.
A removable partial denture can replace one or more missing teeth and can be constructed of acrylic, metal or a flexible dental resin which is metal free.
The metal type is the most common type and is stronger and more hygienic. It consists of a connected metal frame work which attaches to your existing natural teeth with small metal clasps.
This type of prosthesis (Denture) has the advantage of economy (many teeth can be provided for a comparatively lower cost than fixed bridges or implants). And, it maintenance is easy.
The disadvantages of the RPD are that it doesn't stimulate the bone the way natural teeth or implants would, so the amount of bone below the plate will decrease over time.
To overcome this difficulty, we sometimes make a denture that is retained by implants submerged in the bone.














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Q. How long do dentures last?
A. Actually, there is no real "lifetime" to a denture. It can last twenty or thirty years, or longer.
Q. How much do dentures cost?
A. It is depending on whether the denture is full or partial, and whether the denture is implant retained or resting on natural soft tissue. If the case is implant supported, each implant will cost extra, including the fees to the periodontist who places the implant(s), and all the related costs from the restorative end. contact us
Q. How do I know if I am a candidate for an immediate, tissue-supported, removable, or implant-supported denture?
A. The answer to this question is best resolved through a comprehensive exam and treatment plan.
Q. What about sore spots? I have heard that dentures can be uncomfortable.
A. It's true - some dentures can cause sore spots from time to time. If this occurs, either a minor adjustment or a reline will usually resolve the matter.
Q. If the bottom denture seems loose.
A. In most cases, the lower denture is a lot a abridged amount of stable than the upper denture. This is because of the shape of the gums on the lower ridge and movement of the denture caused by the tongue. Ask your prosthot about supporting your lower denture with dental implants. Implants can be used to stabilize and retain the lower denture the majority you to chew more efficiently and feel the confidence of knowing that your denture will stay in place.
Q. What about breakage. Do dentures ever break?
A. Yes, dentures can sometimes crack or break. When they are made correctly, this is very rare.
Q. Do dentures look good? And can I chew anything I like?
A. Actually, full or partial dentures can be made to look very lifelike. And, with the exception of certain foods, denture wearers can usually eat a fairly normal diet. , if you wear dentures, you should avoid chewing gum.
Q. How are missing teeth replaced?
A. This depends on the number of teeth missing and on where they are in the mouth. The condition of the teeth remaining in mouth also affects the decision. There are two main ways to replace the missing teeth. The first is with a removable false tooth or teeth – a partial denture. The second is with a fixed bridge. A bridge is usually used where there are fewer teeth to replace, or when the missing teeth are only on one side of the mouth.
Q. What are the replacement teeth made of?
A. Usually plastic, and occasionally porcelain. Each replacement tooth is made specially, to get the right shape, colour and size for you. Depending on the pictures of you when you have your natural teeth, shape and colour of teeth for denture is selected.
Q. How do I decide the best type for me?
A. Take guidance from a dentist. Depending on the situation of your remaining teeth he or she will put forward you the best action for you. In most cases a metal-based partial denture provides the top result, but the elevated price may make you choose in opposition to it.
Q. How do I look after my denture?
A. The universal rule is: brush, steep, brush. Do not brush your dentures by means of normal toothpaste. For all time clean your dentures in a bowl of water or a folded towel in case you drop them. Brush your dentures prior to soaking, to help eradicate any food debris.
Q. Should I take my denture out at night?
A. Yes. You should take away your dentures at night-time and this will give your gums. Abscond it in water to end it distorting.
Q. What is the option to a partial denture?
A. The major choice is a fixed bridge. This is made by taking support from the teeth on either side of the gap. we put crowns on these supporting teeth , and then joining these two crowns together by placing a false tooth in the space. This is all prepared in the laboratory and then the pieces are cemented into place with special adhesives. The bridge can’t be separated.
Q. Can I for all time have a bridge to restore missing teeth?
A. Yes, if you have adequate healthy teeth with good bone hold up. Your dentist will plan which is the finest way of reinstate them.
Q. What are bridges made of?
A. Bridges generally made of a precious metal. Porcelain is then bonded to the base so it appear like natural tooth in colour. In a number of cases there are other non-precious metals used in the base for strength.
Q. How do I watch over my bridge?
A. You have to to clean your bridge daily, to avoid shun such as ghastly breath and gum disease. You also have to clean underneath the false tooth each day. Your dentist will display you how to make use of a bridge needle or special floss, as a normal toothbrush cannot attain.
Q. Are there other methods for fixing false teeth?
A. There are further methods for example as using a mishmash of crowns and partial dentures that can maintain the retaining clips surreptitiously. These are quite specialised dentures, so you have to ask your dentist about them.
Q. Can I have teeth which attach to the jawbone?
A. Yes. By possessing implants. The achievement of this technique means you could be competent to put back missing teeth with no crowning other teeth.