Dentures Treatments

Dentures Treatments

Few people want to have their teeth extracted just to look better. But when restoring the teeth is impossible because there is simply not enough tooth structure left, dentures are an alternative.

It is important from a cosmetic standpoint, however, that you need not allow too much time to lag between tooth loss and tooth replacement. Tooth loss causes the face to collapse and the mouth to sink in. At the same time, the nose appears to drop down towards the chin. Deep lines begin to from in the creases of this collapses skin, adding years to the face.
Full dentures can make you look younger because there is almost no limit to what the dentist can create with them.

Immediate Dentures :

Immediate dentures are measured for size with the natural teeth intact, and they are placed the same day as your remaining teeth are extracted. With this type of denture, you skip the try in stages that accompany the fitting of other models. Because gums and bone tend to shrink after extraction, these dentures may become loose.

Conventional Dentures :


Fitting conventional dentures typically requires three to six office visits after all of the teeth have been removed and the tissue has healed. It is up to you during these visit to pass judgment on the fit and look of the dentures. Your dentist will advise you on color, tooth type and lip position. If the color is too white, the dentures will look artificial.

Immediate Removable Complete Denture :

After extraction of teeth, shrinkage of bone takes place for the first 4-5 months and hence a temporary denture is given to the patient. This is called as immediate denture. This denture should be used for 4 to 6 months and should be replaced.

Advantages :

» Patient can enjoy his social life i.e. if he waits for 6 months after total extraction of teeth, he has to move around without teeth.
» Patient can chew better i.e. as the wound healing has not taken place, he cannot chew hard food but this denture helps him to eat better.
» From medical point of view, this denture helps to stabilize his lower jaw i.e. if the patient stays without teeth for six months, his lower jaw drifts forward.

Removable Complete Denture :

When gums and bones heal properly, removable complete denture is prepared. There are 5 sittings.
1. First Sitting - Primary Impression :
This sitting takes only 10 minutes. Impression of gums and jaws is made with the help of trays. The trays used to make the impression are of standard prefabricated sizes.
2. Second Sitting - Final Impressions :
This is a very important step. It decides the fit of a denture. The tray used to make this impression is specially fabricated for every individual. This consists of two stages :
1. Border Molding
2. Zinc-eugenol paste impression.
3. Third Sitting - Jaw Relation :
It decides position, size, shape of teeth and hence, is a significant step in denture making. With the help of wax a relation between upper and lower jaw is noted. This relation is sent to the laboratory.
4. Fourth Sitting - Trial :
With the help of the relation of jaws taken previously, a denture in wax is made where all the teeth are placed in wax. This trial denture is placed in the patients mouth. This enables the patient to note the size, shape, color, occlusion and overall appearance of his teeth. Any changes regarding his teeth can be fixed at this stage, hence is a decisive stage.
5. Fifth Sitting - Denture Delivery :
A polished, finished denture is delivered to the patient. Instructions of how to use a denture are given to the patient.
6. Follow - Ups :
A new denture may hurt, like a shoe-bite and hence may require little adjustments.

The different qualities of dentures are:

» Acrylic denture
» Fiber glass denture
» Lucitone denture
» Cast (metal base) denture
All these dentures are available with different qualities of teeth set.

Implant Supported Complete Denture