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Nowadays it is no longer necessary for dentures to look false. It is possible to have a denture that looks like your own natural teeth. A cosmetic denture can keep you looking great and feeling confident. Properly made dentures can reduce facial wrinkles by providing some support to you cheeks and lips.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures can be made more stable using dental implants. This procedure is called “denture stabilization.”
A denture improves chewing ability and speech, and provides support for facial muscles. It will greatly enhance the facial appearance and smile. Dr. Elseweifi is skilled in removable dentures.
Types of Dentures
- Complete or full dentures are made when all of your natural teeth are missing. You can have a full denture on your upper or lower jaw, or both. A complete or full upper denture is mainly kept in position by suction. A complete or full lower denture is kept in place by your gums and muscles. Therefore, lower dentures are less stable.
- A partial denture is suitable for those who have some natural teeth remaining.
How are dentures made?
Dentures require many steps. Making dentures takes about one month and five appointments.
- Initial diagnosis is made; a primary impression is made.
- Final impression of your jaw is made using special materials. I
- Measurements are made to show how your jaws relate to one another and how much space is between them (bite relationship). The color or shade of your natural teeth will also be determined.
- A "wax try-in" of the denture is done so any adjustments can be done before the denture is completed.
- Final denture is delivered.
Getting used to your denture
For the first few weeks, a new denture may feel awkward or bulky. However, your mouth will eventually become accustomed to wearing it. Inserting and removing the denture will require some practice. Your denture should easily fit into place. Never force the partial denture into position by biting down. This could bend or break the clasps. Start out by eating soft foods that are cut into small pieces. Chew on both sides of the mouth to keep even pressure on the denture. Avoid sticky or hard foods, including gum. You may want to avoid chewing gum while you adjust to the denture.
Eating will take a little practice. Start with soft foods cut into small pieces. Chew slowly using both sides of your mouth at the same time to prevent the dentures from tipping. As you become accustomed to chewing, add other foods until you return to your normal diet. Continue to chew food using both sides of the mouth at the same time. Be cautious with hot or hard foods and sharp-edged bones or shells. Some people worry about how dentures will affect their speech. Consider how your speech is affected when you have a number of your natural teeth missing.
Jaw bones continue to shrink after tooth loss, even if you use dentures. Over time, adjusting the denture may be necessary. As you age, your mouth naturally changes, which can affect the fit of the denture. Your bone and gum ridges can recede or shrink, resulting in a loose-fitting denture. Loose dentures can cause various problems, including sores or infections. If your dentures no longer fit properly, if they break, crack or chip or if one of the teeth becomes loose, call us immediately. In many cases, dentists can make necessary adjustments or repairs, often on the same day. Complicated repairs may require that the denture be sent to a special dental laboratory. Over time, dentures will need to be relined, re-based, or re-made due to normal wear. To reline or re-base a denture, the dentist uses the existing denture teeth and refits the denture base or makes a new denture base. Dentures may need to be replaced if they become loose and the teeth show signs of significant wear.
Dentures and Dental Implants
Removable dentures can help you chew. However, they do not prevent further shrinkage of bones. Only dental implants can prevent bone loss.