What are dentures?

Dentures are one of the possible treatment options when considering a replacement for all your missing teeth.

Complete dentures are removable tooth replacement option in place of lost teeth within the jaw, which means that they are not permanently fixed in your mouth.

The treatment takes place when there are no more teeth left in the arch, hence it is particularly tissue- supported prosthesis.

The good thing about today’s dentures is that they are designed to be functional and comfortable. Since it is similar in appearance to natural teeth and can improve a smile or facial features.

Expert’s Opinions

  • Dr. Rupali Gujar Dental Director of Sabka dentists says “the denture is an affordable and a good option when you miss more than one tooth. It makes helps perform normal activities”.

  • Dr. Ankita Gada Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “denture is the affordable thing to everyone”.

  • Dr. Manan Dhulia dental Director of Sabka dentist says “In many options in Dentures one can happily go for the suitable option. It will greatly help the tooth functions”.

Denture Preparation and Placement:

During the first visit to our clinic, our dentist will examine the need for dentures, our dentist will check the health of your gums and supporting bone structure to plan the treatment.

Once our dentist recommends which dentures are right for you, they will take the measurement of the gums to identify every ridge and crevice to ensure the best fit possible.

In cases where teeth need to be extracted, without any delay denture is placed to allow proper healing of the extraction areas, and to serve as an esthetic replacement for natural teeth. This can be easily fitted after the gum heals.

Why would I need dentures?

The main need for denture is the loss of the tooth. For any reason, if you lose your tooth you can replace it with dentures. Generally, it is inexpensive than other replacement option. However, the following things will help you to find the necessary.

  1. Chewing ability:

    Teeth are utterly important for the chewing process. When you miss tooth you start looking at the menu which you can’t eat what u want. The certain foods you can not eat while you missed a few teeth. But a denture will help you chewing foods.

  2. Aesthetics:

    The tooth loss causes a negative effect on the appearance of a person, The cheek, face, and smile will change the way it looks. Replacing it with denture then it gives the same look like the natural tooth.

  3. Pronunciation:

    A missing tooth causes difficulty in pronouncing the few words. But replacing it with denture will replace the ability of clear speech.

  4. Self-esteem:

    Research demonstrates that many patients losses their self-esteem when they lose their teeth, especially in the interior. Denture replacement gives the same look as the natural tooth hence it will help to enhance the self-esteem.

How to clean the dentures:

Like your natural teeth, your dentures should be brushed daily to remove remaining food particles. Brushing can also help keep away the teeth from staining and bacterial infection.

Rinsing your dentures before brushing will help to remove any loose food. To refrain it from getting scratched gently brush all the surfaces of the dentures and use a soft toothbrush.

When brushing, don’t forget to clean your mouth thoroughly. You should include your gums, cheeks, and tongue to remove any plaque. This can help reduce the risk of oral infection and bad breath. When you’re not using your dentures, keep it in a safe place covered in water to prevent warping. Occasionally, denture users may use adhesives. Adhesives come in many forms such as creams, powders, pads, strips, and liquids. If you are using one of these products, read the instructions properly and use them as directed. Your dentist can prescribe appropriate cleansers and adhesives.

Does it difficult to wear?

It is not that difficult to wear a denture. But in the initial days, you may find difficulties to wear. But later, your mouth and gum will adjust with the new teeth. Few appointments with our dentist are generally required after a denture placement. So the fit can be checked and adjusted by our dentist. If any problem arises, particularly irritation or soreness, be sure to consult our dentist.

Who makes and fits my Dentures?

At all Sabka dentist clinics, Denture procedure is available. Our professional team will guide you for all the required steps for the denture. Once the denture inserted, you can go to the same clinic for the query. The same dentist will fit the denture when it is necessary.

You will need to remove them when you sleep and to clean them. As they are not fixed in place, you will always get some movement. This also depends upon how much bone you have – a general rule of thumb is that the more bone you have, the better the dentures stay in.

How long do they take to make?

Complete dentures normally take four weeks to make. If you are in a rush, we can speed up the process.

What’s the fastest you can make a set of complete dentures?

We will always do our best to accommodate your needs and if everything is booked in advance, we can make them in around three days after taking a complete denture impression. There have even been times when a denture has been made in a day. The speed often depends upon your individual situation, whether you have a current set of dentures, and our availability.

Will I need to use fixative? How will I know how good the dentures will be?

Everyone’s mouth is different and some people have a very good bony ridge that the dentures can sit on, whereas others have a very resorbed (shrunk) ridge. The more bone you have, the better the dentures will stay in.

In addition to your bone, other factors also make a difference:

  • The muscular tone of your cheeks
  • Your salivary consistency
  • Not just the amount of bone, but where it is and its shape
  • The shape of your palate
  • If you have any undercuts in the bone
  • Where your muscles attachments are
  • The thickness of the gums
  • The mobility and flabbiness of the gums
  • How deep the ridge is
  • The shape of your soft palate

Another thing we do during complete denture consultations is look at your current dentures to see how much of an improvement we can make. These are some of the things we look at:

  • Your bite
  • The fit
  • How well into covers the bone and what parts of the bone it covers
  • The cosmetics

We offer free consultations so we are able to tell you realistic expectations on how good your dentures will be. If we don’t think we can improve on them, we will always be up front about it and offer alternative solutions.

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About Author

With extensive knowledge in dentistry, Dr. Manan Dhulia has experience over 9 years as a dentist. He has played varied roles in the Dental industry and keen a great interest in Implantology. Dr. Manan Dhulia is an expertise in Clinical Operations, Business development, and team management. With a brilliant personality, he drives the process flow, ground-level operations, and performance metrics for all units at Sabka Dentist.