A denture is a custom-made replacement for missing teeth. It can be removed and replaced inside the mouth as required.
As compared to earlier years, with the benefit of scientific advances, dentures today are more comfortable and look more natural than the ones our grandparents’ generation were using.
When is it Required?
Dentures are used to replace teeth when using crowns or implants is not a feasible option due to various reasons such as poor health of remaining natural teeth, low bone density and various economic reasons.
What is the Procedure?
The dentist first examines the mouth to determine what kind of denture is required depending upon whether some or all of the teeth need to be replaced. Depending upon the requirements, and conventional full denture, immediate full denture or a partial denture may be recommended.
An impression of the mouth is then taken. This forms the mold on which the dentures are based. The dentures are then custom-made in a dental laboratory from the impressions taken of the mouth.
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Dentures are beneficial as they help to
- Replace missing teeth
- Improve the facial appearance
- Improve the smile
- Help in eating better.
- Help in speaking better.
Initially, it takes a few weeks to get used to the dentures depending upon the types of denture being used. It requires a bit of practice to eat and speak when one first begins wearing dentures. Some people may experience excessive saliva flow, minor irritation, minor soreness or a sensation of having a full mouth.
Maintaining good oral hygiene and habits will help the dentures to last long. However, depending upon when you got the dentures, they may require to be relined, remade, or rebased due to normal wear over a period of time.
Dentures are delicate devices and need to be handled with care and stored hygienically when not in use. Rough use or mishandling can result in damage or breaking. Visit the dentist if the dentures break, chip, crack or become loose.
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