Some patients wear dentures for the replacement of one or more teeth. Dentures are either full dentures or partial dentures depending on the amount of teeth replaced. Dentures are a removable appliance.There are different types of dentures you can choose from. For partial dentures there are Valplast Dentures that have no metal, and there are also partial dentures that have a metal component. Each case is unique, and we will discuss which option is best for you.
What type of dentures are right for me?
A. rtial Dentures If you are missing some teeth, but not all your denture is called a partial denture. There are traditional partial dentures that have a metal framework holding them in place and then there are all acrylid (alPal pink) dentures that have no metal. In order to know which one you would be a candidate for we would have to see you for an exam and discuss options.
B. Full Dentures If you are missing all the teeth in either your upper or lower arch your denture will be a full one. These are made of an all pink material and their fabrication takes a couple of appointments.
C. Implants and Overdentures When considering a full or partial denture you can consider getting implants. Implants are the best solution to replacing teeth, and there is also the possibility of adding some implants to have a full denture that is more stable. When implants are added to help hold a denture in place, it is called an “overdenture” An exam is needed to see what options are right for you.
How long will it take me to get used to dentures?
New dentures will take a few weeks for you to get used to them because the muscles of your cheek and tongue need to get accustomed to them and learn how to keep them in place. As you start wearing dentures there will probably some adjustments you will need to come in for, after you start functioning with them. There may also be some adjustment with salivary gland production of saliva when you start wearing new dentures. Basically, it will take a few weeks before your body gets used to the denture.
How do I care for my dentures?
You have to keep your dentures clean, just like you have to keep your natural teeth clean. Take them off every night before you go to bed and soak them in denture solution. Do not forget to brush your gums and remaining teeth as well.