Removable Partial Dentures
Not only does an individual suffer a reduced quality of life when they find tremendous dental issues, but they also are at a risk for nutritional problems and multiple systemic (health) disorders. The ravages of untreated periodontal (gum) disease and dental caries (tooth decay) are direct causes of tooth loss. But what other factors drive complete tooth loss? Inadequate knowledge and information about possible dental symptoms, moreover lack in preventive care, extreme exposure to fluoride and unavailable financial resources are the possible reasons for tooth loss.
Dentures? Who, Me?
A lot of people think that they do not need dentures because they take good care of their teeth. But the truth is, dentures are more frequent than you might think. Approximately 20 million women of age 40 and over (that’s 19%!) wear full or partial dentures. But what are the symptoms to inspect whether you need dentures or not?
Read the points given below to understand who might need a denture in future.
- If, your gums are red, swollen, tender, or bleeding
- If your tooth is slightly loose or gets shifted easily or gaps appear more between the teeth.
- You’re already missing a couple of teeth.
- You’re having trouble eating hard or chewy foods.
- You have indigestion.
Removable Prosthetic Solutions
Removable full denture prosthetics or false teeth proves to be difficult and challenging for both the dentist and the patient. A great deal of art and experience goes into their moulding and fabrication, and wearing them comfortably takes practice. Yet, when well made, they can be elegant solutions for replacing missing teeth and the surrounding bone and gum tissue. They are often a very viable option for restoring function and appearances after complete tooth loss.
Measurements and impressions of your mouth are taken. To create denture of your teeth the impression taken will be constructed in a laboratory under the speculation of a dental technician. Laboratory work is involved at every step of the denture process.
A second impression may be required on the second visit as well. You and the dentist can decide the colour of your denture teeth. Now by using a wax build-up in the areas of your missing teeth, your dentist may check your eating movement. At another visit, the denture teeth set on the wax build-up will be tried again. If satisfactory, the denture will be manufactured and fitted in the final visit.
Sometimes, certain steps have to be repeated in order to achieve a good outcome for you so that you can bite well and have a great smile. In certain cases, some steps can be skipped.
Are removable dentures comfortable?
Dentists at Global Dental Centre take enormous care when it comes to fixing of the denture. We try hard that our patient feels gratified once they approach us, Global Dental Centre is the leading dental association of Indore. New or modified dentures may feel strange at first and can affect your speech and eating. Our dentist provides you with certain tips of taking care of your newly fixed dentures such as- start with eating soft foods cut them into small pieces. For stopping the dentures from moving it is suggested to chew the food slowly using both the sides of your mouth. Reading out loud and repeating words will help. Try wearing dentures even if you are eating, the more you wear them the better are the chances for your mouth to adopt the new shape. Keep on trying!
A lower denture usually takes more time to adjust to than an upper denture due to your tongue and cheeks. If you get into trouble or you have any queries regarding your new denture then contact the dentist as soon as possible.
How to take care of Dentures?
- Remove your dentures and rinse them thoroughly after eating. Further, to remove food debris and other particles from the teeth use water over the dentures.
- Take extra care for your dentures especially when it comes to handling them. Be sure you don’t bend or damage the plastic or the clasps while cleaning. Do not touch dentures with contaminated hands.
- Clean your mouth after removing your dentures. Use a better and a soft-haired toothbrush on natural teeth and make sure you clean your tongue, Cheeks, and roof of your mouth (palate). Make sure while using the brush you remove denture adhesive from the gums.
- Brush your dentures at least once daily. Remove and gently clean your dentures daily. Soak and brush them with a soft-bristled brush and harsh denture cleanser to remove food, plaque, and other deposits. Clean the grooves of your denture adhesive so that it gets fit against the gum properly. Avoid using denture cleansers inside your mouth.
- Soak dentures overnight. Dentures need to stay moist in order to be in the shape for a longer period of time. Put the dentures into the water for overnight with a denture- soaking solution. Ask your dentist about storing the dentures for overnight, take the important suggestion and try to take good care of your dentures. Read and apply the manufacturer’s instructions given soaking and cleaning solutions of the denture.
- Rinse the dentures using the soaking solution thoroughly to clean them and then put them back in the mouth. These solutions contain harmful substances and elements which may even cause vomiting, pain or acidic burns.
- Take a frequent dental appointment, talk to the dentist so that he can recommend you for better dental care. Tell your dentist to examine and professionally clean the dentures. Your dentist can help ensure a proper fit to prevent slippage and discomfort and also check the inside of your mouth to make sure it’s healthy.
- See your dentist if you have a loose fit. See your dentist promptly if your dentures become loose. Loose dentures can cause irritation, sores, and infection.