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Complete and Partial Dentures

Complete and Partial Dentures

Nayan Dental Clinic in Bangalore Provide Denture Treatment Facility - A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of Dentures are available — Complete and Partial Dentures. Complete Dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while Partial Dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.

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What is a denture?

When the teeth is lost either all the teeth or few the missing teeth is replaced by removable appliance is called denture. It helps in chew the food give smile on the face. The denture is made up of either acrylic or metal supported with teeth. A complete or full denture is one which replaces all the natural teeth in either the upper or lower jaw. A partial denture fills in the spaces left by lost or missing teeth. It may be fastened to your natural teeth with metal clasps or precision attachments. Full dentures, to replace all your own teeth, fit snugly over your gums. They will help you to eat comfortably and speak clearly, and will improve your confidence and self-esteem. Partial dentures replace teeth that are missing, and can sometimes be supported by the teeth you have left. If you have gaps between your teeth, then your other teeth may move to take up some of the space, so you could end up with crooked or tilted teeth. This could affect the way you bite and could damage your other teeth.

How soon can I have a denture after my teeth are taken out?

Usually dentures can be fitted straight after your teeth have been removed.These are called ‘immediate dentures’. You will need to visit the dental team beforehand for them to take measurements and impressions of your mouth. With immediate dentures you don’t have to be without teeth while your gums are healing. However, bone and gums can shrink over time, especially during the first six months after your teeth have been taken out. If your gums shrink, your immediate dentures may need relining, adjusting or even replacing. Your dental team will be able to talk to you about this. Sometimes your dentist may advise you to wait until your gums are healed before having your dentures, as this can sometimes mean a better fit. Healing may take several months.

Will I be able to eat with dentures?

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 stop the denture moving. As you become more used to your denture, add other foods until you get back to your normal healthy diet.

Will dentures change how I speak?

Pronouncing certain words may take practice. Reading out loud and repeating difficult words will help. If you find that your dentures occasionally slip when you laugh, cough or smile, reposition them by gently biting down and swallowing. If this happens a lot, see your dentist.