WHAT ARE DENTURES?
Dentures (also known as false teeth) are appliances that are used as a replacement of missing teeth and tissues. They are artificial teeth which enable normal functioning of the human mouth. Dentures are of two types – Complete & Partial. Complete dentures are advised when all the teeth are missing, and partial dentures are applied when some teeth are missing. They are custom made especially for a set of teeth and gum line. Complete Dentures fit over the upper teeth and roof and on the lower teeth placed like a horseshoe. They are conventional dentures and are removed during the night for cleaning. Partial Dentures consist of replacing missing teeth attached to artificial gum connected by a metal framework which helps to hold the denture in place. Missing teeth can change the position of other teeth hence partial denture helps to overcome this problem and keep the teeth intact.
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Types of Dentures
Dentures can be divided into 3 broad categories namely Complete Dentures, Partial Dentures and Implant Supported Dentures.
1. Complete Dentures
Complete Dentures are removable prosthetic devices that are used when the jaws have no teeth left. These can be conventional or immediate.
2. Partial Dentures
Partial Dentures are used when some of the natural teeth are still remaining. These partial dentures fill the gaps that are created by missing teeth. They are usually made up of Acrylic resin, Porcelain material or a combination
of metal and acrylic.
3. Implant-Supported Dentures
An implant-supported denture is a dental prosthesis designed to replace multiple teeth simultaneously. Unlike a conventional denture that sits on the gums, this type of denture connects to the jawbone by inserting dental implants
What is the procedure involved in placing Dentures?
Step 1: Initial Consultation
The first step in getting a denture would be the initial consultation with the dentist. The dentist will perform an oral examination to find out what kind of denture would be required according to your needs. The dentist will help you
decide the type of denture that would be required- Complete or Partial Denture. Extraction or any other procedure before getting dentures, if needed, will also be determined during the initial consultation. All your questions related to
your treatment, its cost, and outcome will be answered by your dentist.
Step 2: Taking of Impressions
- The dentist will take the impression of the jaw where teeth are missing.
- A plaster model will be made by pouring the impression with gypsum.
- A special acrylic tray will be made on your jaw model.
- To ensure proper fit, this special tray will be placed in your mouth followed by border molding so that your denture stays in place and doesn’t fall off unwantedly.
- Further, a final impression will be taken using the same special tray.
- Again the impression will be poured with gypsum and acrylic plates will be made followed by wax up rim.
- Now these wax rims with acrylic plates will be placed in your mouth to set the alignment of your future teeth.(This step is known as jaw relation) So, that you can chew properly.
- Teeth will be arranged on the arranged position of wax.
- Once again, the acrylic plates will be placed in the mouth to check proper teeth alignment. If any corrections needed, will be done then and there only. If everything is found correct, the final denture will be made.
Step 3: Delivery of your Denture
The final denture will be placed in your mouth. Instructions will be given to you regarding how to place and remove your denture.
Benefits Of Dentures
There are numerous benefits of dentures including:
- A natural looking smile with enhanced facial expression.
- Dentures help in enabling proper chewing and digestion.
- Improving of Speech.
- Restoring self esteem and confidence.
- They are an affordable solution for teeth replacement.
- They support facial muscles.
- They allow better mouth function activities, including biting and chewing.
Dentures Cost at Clove Dental
1. Dentures price starts at Rs. 15,990 at Clove Dental. We provide access to various options, from Complete dentures to partial solutions to Dentures supported by Implants.
2. As we age, our teeth lose their strength and decay which changes our Dental needs. If you are thinking about getting a new teeth set and wondering about denture cost in India, Clove Dental is the best Dental Care Solution
Provider offering a variety of dentures.
3. Clove Dental is renowned for its superior quality dentures, distinguished by their durability and use of top-notch materials.
4. Clove Dental offers a range of denture solutions tailored to individual needs.
5. Our team of skilled Prosthodontists ensures not only the affordability of these dentures but also prioritizes your comfort and confidence with your new teeth
set. We also have EMI options available. For all price options you can CALL US.
* The final cost of the treatment may vary based on case to case.
Alternatives Of Dentures
Before you get your dentures you should be aware about the alternate options of dentures that are available. Let’s take a look at the alternatives:
1. Dental Implants: Implants are surgically inserted into your jawbone that mimic the natural teeth. They are a great alternative to dentures if you’re missing a few teeth. Dental Implants are a reliable, comfortable and long term solution for missing teeth.
2. Dental Bridges: Dental bridges offer a fixed, natural-feeling solution for missing teeth, anchoring to adjacent teeth for stability and functionality,
presenting a comfortable alternative to removable dentures.
How to take care of the Dentures?
Taking care of dentures is essential for oral hygiene and their durability. Regular care and cleaning are vital to prevent discomfort and oral health problems. Proper maintenance not only preserves their appearance and function but also
contributes to overall oral well-being. Here’s how you can take care of your dentures:
1. Keep Your Dentures Clean
Always ensure that your dentures are clean for this you need to brush your dentures with a non-abrasive brush at least once a day. Though they are artificial, yet plaque and bacteria can build up on the teeth causing damage to other teeth
and gums. If possible remove your dentures after every meal and wash it with warm water but if you have complete dentures, then mere brushing would do.
2. Overnight Protection
Soak your dentures at night in water or in the denture solution as prescribed by your dentist. So that your dentures do not weaken, avoid chlorine with it. While putting dentures on in the morning make sure you rinse them with clean water
as this will help to remove the chemicals if any during the soaking process.
3. Monitor your Dentures
Monitor your dentures from time to time and visit your dentist if your dentures loosen, slip or you come across a change in the bite. Having ill-fitting dentures can cause infections and irritations.
DO’S AND DON’TS WHILE DENTURES ON
- Soak your dentures overnight in water or solution given by your dentist
- Rinse your dentures before putting them on in the morning
- Brush daily with soft bristles with tooth paste as prescribed by your dentist
- Do take care of your mouth, gums, and tongue
- Do not try and bite hard food
- Do not use a toothpick or pointed objects on Dentures
- Do not drop them as they are delicate and may break if you do so
- If they loosen, do not try to fix it on your own instead visit a dentist
MYTHS ABOUT DENTURES
Myth 1 – It’s difficult to eat with Dentures on
Fact 1 – There are no restrictions on what food to eat. Initially, you might be advised to intake a certain kind of diet but with time you will be able to eat whatever you wish but precautions are necessary.
Myth 2 – Lifetime Solution
Fact 2 – If not taken proper care, the dentures may not last for long. Also, over a period they may start to wear down, loosen their natural appearance and chewing ability.
Myth 3 – People might know if someone is wearing Dentures
Fact 3 – Gone are the days when they were highlighted. The material used to make dentures is such that nobody could guess that you are wearing dentures.
Myth 4 – Do not require proper care
Fact 4 – Though artificial, dentures work exactly like your real teeth, therefore, it is extremely important to take care of dentures the way you take care of your teeth.
Myth 5 – Can be repaired by self
Fact 5 – Never should a person try the same. If you feel that your dentures are no longer fitting the way they should, do not try to get them fixed on your own as this may further damage your dentures.
Myth 6 – No further visits to the Dentist
Fact 6 – Your oral health does not include only your teeth but also your gums, tongue, and tissues. Regular visits to the dentist will ensure everything is being taken care of. Also, he/she can examine the dentures and
may advise if you need to change them.
Cost of Partial Dentures
The cost of partial dentures varies depending on a variety of factors, including the materials used, the number of teeth replaced, and the process of making the dentures. You may also require dental treatment prior to partial dentures.
In such cases, the cost may marginally increase. Clove Dental is the best Dental Care Solution Provider offering a variety of dentures, from flexible denture options to partial denture solutions at affordable prices starting at Rs.15,990
and going up to Rs. 21,900.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q1. Why is it important to remove dentures at night?
In order to allow gums and bones to relax at night time, removing denture is advised by dentists. Removing bottom or top dentures also allow the gum to come in contact with saliva considered good for the oral health of an individual.
Get all the necessary information about dentures at your nearest Clove Dental clinic.
Q2. Can one sleep with dentures on?
Yes, one can sleep with dentures on. But, for best results and good oral health, it is advised by dentists to remove dentures before sleeping to give space for bones and gums to relax. Since dentures cost a good sum of money, taking good
care of them is important.
Q3. Do dentures hurt?
No, dentures do not hurt at all. It is only at the beginning that patients may feel a little discomfort or uneasiness as they are not used to custom dentures in the mouth.
Q4. How often should i see the dentist if i have dentures?
Even if you have dentures, it’s recommended to visit the dentist at least twice a year for a check-up. This allows for an assessment of your oral health, the condition of your dentures, and any adjustments needed to ensure proper fit
Q5. How are dentures made?
Dentures are made by taking impressions of your mouth, creating a mold, and crafting the dentures from materials like acrylic or metal.
Q6. How long does it take to get used to dentures?
It typically takes a few days to weeks to adjust to new dentures.
Q7. How long do dentures last?
Dentures can last around 5-10 years but might need adjustments or replacements due to wear.
Q8. How do you clean and care for dentures?
Clean dentures with a soft brush and mild cleanser; soak them overnight and rinse thoroughly.
Q9. Will dentures change how i speak?
Dentures may affect speech temporarily; practicing speaking can help overcome this.
Q10. Are dentures worn 24 hours a day?
Dentures are typically removed at night for cleaning and rest, not worn 24/7.
Last reviewed by Clove Clinical Team on Jan 08, 2024 | Written by Dr. Mohammed Basith, BDS, MDS.
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