Complete & Partial Dentures in Dwarka
Gone are the days when elders have to think about how they will eat their favorite food after dentures. Now they can enjoy every moment of their meal & lead a confident life with fixed dental dentures, complete or partial with Dr. yogesh Rao (Prosthodontist) at his Dwarka Dental Clinic.
Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that can be taken out and put back into your mouth. While dentures take some time getting used to, and will never feel exactly the same as one’s natural teeth, today’s dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever.
There are two main types of dentures: full and partial. Your dentist will help you choose the type of denture that’s best for you based on whether some or all of your teeth are going to be replaced and the cost involved.
Type of Dentures
Conventional Full Mouth (Complete) Removable Dentures
Full mouth (Complete) removable dentures can be either “conventional” or “immediate”. A conventional denture is made and placed in the mouth about 12-16 weeks after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed. In some patients, this period can extend up to 24 weeks.
An immediate denture involves planting of Dentures right after the decayed or lost teeth/tooth is removed. It requires additional impression and measurement of the mouth and is attained during the preliminary visit. The immediate denture is prepared or manufactured before the removal of the tooth, such that it can be placed right after the removal of the natural tooth. As the treatment of Immediate Denture does not provide much time for healing after the teeth removal, additional effort will have to be carried out to make the denture fit properly over the place of the removed natural teeth.
Dental Implant supported Complete Dentures
Implant-placed over dentures lock the denture in place, providing people with the peace of mind that their dentures will not slip when they speak or eat in public.
Dental Implants are artificial tooth roots. Holes are made into the jaw bones and the artificial roots are placed and covered over. The implants then heal and integrate with the jaw. After healing an artificial top is placed into the implant containing an attachment for dentures.
A dental implant provides a foundation to hold down a denture and hold it firmly in place.
Dental implants provide a stable foundation for a denture for someone who has lost all of their natural teeth. It is estimated that implant supported dentures will restore nearly 90% of chewing ability.
A full denture is difficult for many patients to wear and get used to. Sore spots and difficulty chewing are caused when a denture moves around in the mouth. Over time the dental ridges required to support a denture will shrink creating a growing problem keeping dentures in place.
Implants can be utilized to hold the denture in place. There will be a major improvement in fit and function.
Lower dentures require 2 implants to properly hold them in place for normal function, one on each side. Additional implants, will provide additional stability.
Although implants are usually place for stability of lower dentures, implants can also be place to add to the stability of upper dentures.
Removable Partial Dentures
Removable partial dentures are for patients who are missing some of their teeth on a particular arch.Fixed partial dentures, better known as “crown and bridge”, are made from crowns that are fitted on the remaining teeth to act as abutments and pontics made from materials to resemble the missing teeth.
Dental Implant supported Partial Dentures
As mentioned above fixed partial dentures and complete dentures have only one difference and that is, in partial dentures only few missing teeth are supported by partial dentures whereas in complete dentures full mouth denture is being supported by implants.