There are several options to consider when replacing missing teeth. Dentures and dental implants are the two most common solutions. The two differ in longevity, comfort,confidence while wearing,and effect on your pocket book.
Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth, typically made out of an acrylic resin which may at times incorporate porcelain or metal for additional structural support. There are two main types of dentures, complete and partial. Both the complete and partial dentures are finely crafted and custom-fitted to the patient. If you properly maintain your dentures, they will appear natural and provide a perfect smile. Additionally, dentures help to strengthen the muscles controlling your expressions that require the support of your teeth, they rid you of pronunciation problems caused by missing teeth, and they aid with chewing food. Many patients with complete dentures made years ago can benefit from new dentures.
Implant supported dentures: can be fabricated to fit over implant fixtures.Implant dentures are effectively anchored to your jaw. Although they can be removed for cleaning, they are otherwise attached, providing a stable surface for eating and laughing. Additionally, chances are that implant-supported dentures will improve your self-esteem. Because you regain nearly all the abilities you had with your natural teeth, you will feel more confident and enjoy life more fully.
A custom-made, properly fit denture or partial denture can be completely inconspicuous and natural-looking, and should be comfortable for chewing, as well as allowing for normal speech.
Don't let your dentures dry out. Place them in a denture cleanser soaking solution or in plain water when you're not wearing them. Dentures that dry out can become brittle and may change shape. Never use hot water, which can cause them to warp.
Complete dentures are indicated when all the teeth are missing.
These can be either Conventional or Immediate
These are made 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 after the teeth have been removed. For a conventional denture, all the patient's teeth are removed and time is allowed for the patient to heal, after which the dentures are fitted. Immediate dentures are placed in the mouth as soon as the teeth are removed. Your dentist will analyze your dental situation to determine which type of dentures are best for you.
Immediate dentures are fit into the mouth immediately after the appropriate teeth are removed. At an office visit prior to this placement, the necessary measurements and a model of your teeth are made, so that the dentures are ready to be fit immediately after the teeth are removed. With immediate dentures, you don't have to spend any time without teeth. However, the gums and bones of the jaws may shrink somewhat as they heal after the placement of the dentures; ... several adjustments of the dentures may be necessary. Immediate dentures may also be used as a temporary solution until conventional dentures are placed. Healing may take at least 6-8 weeks.
It replaces certain missing teeth. The dentist begins by removing any teeth that are not restorable. Partial dentures, or "partials," are used to bridge the gap created by one missing tooth or a small number of missing teeth. A partial denture acts as a spacer, and it keeps the remaining teeth from shifting.
Partial dentures are designed with this in mind so that the chewing forces can be distributed evenly over the entire remaining teeth and soft tissues. Design modifications to your remaining teeth may be required to help equalize these forces
An impression (mold) is then taken of the gums space and remaining teeth, which is sent to the laboratory. The laboratory will then use this impression as well as other directions by the dentist to fabricate customized partial or complete dentures.
They are made of a rigid material which is brittle and incorporate clasps to take support from the necks of teeth. These metal clasps can be unsightly and are detrimental to the health of natural supporting teeth
Cast Partial Dentures:
These types of dentures have a framework made of wrought silver which are cast to fit over the teeth.
Advantages of Cast partial Dentures:
Flexible partial dentures are the comfortable, beautiful, and affordable choice for teeth replacement. It was long thought that removable partial dentures had to be rigid to be effective. The innovation of the Valplast Flexible Partial allows the denture to adapt to the constant movement and flexibility in your mouth.
This is the underlying thinking behind Valplast's innovative flexible, removable partial denture. The flexibility, combined with strength and light weight, provides total comfort and great looks! The Valplast partial is virtually invisible because there are no telltale metal clasps and the material itself blends with the color of tissues in your mouth
When considering a removable partial, many people find the Valplast Flexible Partial to be the most comfortable option, and the final restoration can be made very quickly! The Valplast flexible partial involves only non-invasive procedures, and gives you confidence in your restoration while talking, eating, and most importantly: smiling. Comfortable Non-Invasive Virtually Invisible Affordable Lifetime Guarantee
You'll be glad to know that most patients become immediately accustomed to their delicate and light-weight Valplast restoration. However, patients may experience a brief adjustment period, especially if they have never worn a dental appliance before.
Valplast restorations, like your own teeth, require care and good oral hygiene. To keep your Valplast restoration looking and feeling like new, please follow these simple directions:
1. Clean your Valplast appliance regularly.
2. Soak your Valplast appliance in water for 10-15 minutes a day, or overnight at least three times a week.
3. Loose particles can be removed with the use of a sonic denture cleaner, or by placing the appliance under running water. Brushing a Valplast appliance is not recommended as this may remove the polish and roughen the surface over time.
4. If possible, rinse your Valplast dental appliance after eating to remove any food particles.
5. Keep the partial in water or in denture cleaner whenever it is not being worn to keep the surface hydrated.
6. Remember to brush your natural teeth and gums regularly as directed by your dentist.