Dentures are dental structures that replace teeth. Dentures restore the anatomy and physiology of the teeth and create a beautiful smile.
Modern dentures cannot be distinguished from real teeth. They look beautiful and allow you to chew normally. High-quality dentures do not cause discomfort. The patient almost immediately begins to perceive them as their own teeth.
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Why Do You Need Dentures?
Dentures are necessary if you’ve lost one or more teeth. Improperly chewing food can lead to problems with the gastrointestinal tract. Losing teeth can cause problems with pronouncing a number of sounds. Due to the degradation of the bone tissue of the jaw, the gradual deformation of the dentition begins.
Before you get dentures, you should treat all of your teeth and get rid of cavities. After this, it is necessary to get your teeth cleaned. The dentist will remove plaque and stones. All these procedures allow you to get rid of possible infections in the oral cavity and thereby eliminate the risk of inflammation during and after getting dentures. The dentist will then take an impression of your teeth and make an artificial limb. The procedure for installing the dentures is preceded by fitting. An artificial tooth should not cause inconvenience. The jaws should completely close and the bite should remain natural. If necessary, the dentures adapt to the patient’s mouth. When installing non-removable dentures, as a rule, the crown itself is adjusted.
Benefits of Dentures
Made of modern types of synthetic materials, new Burbank dentures have a number of advantages:
- They do not absorb odors;
- They are not multiplied by bacteria;
- Dentures are comfortable and comfortable to wear;
- They are light and soft;
- Dentures close a smaller area of the oral cavity;
- They look as natural as possible.
In addition, the dentures are securely fixed, and some models cannot even be removed before bedtime.
What Dentures Should I Choose?
Today in dentistry there are many dentures obtained from different materials. The product designs are also different.
All dentures are divided into several types. Dentures can be:
They can be used for partial or complete adentia (missing teeth).
Non-removable dentures are designed for dentures in the absence of one or more teeth. They cannot be removed.
You can easily take out removable dentures yourself. Clean them when you’ve taken them out. The good thing about removable dentures is being able to clean them to ensure the complete removal of food residue.
Non-removable dentures are cleaned like regular teeth. These dentures are most optimal, especially in the absence of only one or two teeth. They can be represented by single crowns and bridges. The best are dentures that are able to maximize the restoration of the functions and aesthetics of the teeth.
Types of removable dentures:
- Complete removable dentures
- Conditionally removable dentures
- Partial removable dentures
Some types of removable dentures need to be removed from the mouth every night and cleaned. Some simply need to be cleaned with an ordinary toothbrush and paste.
Complete Removable Dentures
These are used when there has been a complete loss of teeth. They are created for both upper and lower jaws. Naturally, dentures should not cause discomfort in the mouth. When they are first installed, dentists recommend that you don’t remove them. This is so you understand how they react to your body and, if necessary, make adjustments.
Complete removable dentures are made of non-toxic and naturally-looking materials, usually plastic and nylon.
The choice of shape and color is always individual. Modern technology allows for creating dentures with high aesthetic characteristics.
Conditionally Removable Dentures
Conditionally removable dentures do not require removal every night. Most often, using this type of denture is done when there has been a loss of one chewing tooth.
There are several ways to attach conditional-removable dentures to the supporting teeth:
with the help of special cement
with the help of glue
with the help of metal hooks, clasping the supporting teeth.
Partial Removable Dentures
Partial removable dentures are used both for permanent use and for temporary use, with the loss of one or several chewing teeth.
Partial removable dentures are attached only to the gum and occupy quite a lot of space in the mouth.
Fixed dentures are more convenient than removable structures. They are securely fixed, so you do not have to make sure that the dentures do not move.
Non-removable dentures are fixed in the oral cavity and extracted by the dentist if necessary. They are installed in the absence of a large number of teeth or if you have lost one or several teeth. Care for non-removable dentures is virtually no different than caring for real teeth.
In addition, the stability of non-removable structures is much higher than that of removable ones. Burbank dentures do not reduce your quality of life.
Are There Alternatives to Dentures?
There are two other ways missing teeth can be replaced – with bridges and implants.
These structures are called bridges because they are fixed on two supports. These supports can be your own teeth or implants. The bridge allows you to restore 2-4 teeth at the same time. Restoring more teeth is not desirable, because then, the stability and density of the structure decrease.
This method can be recommended to you if you want to restore teeth with permanent dentures, but you haven’t lost enough teeth to do so (or their condition is not too good). In this case, Burbank dentists may suggest that you install several implants which will also use bridges.
The dental implant is an artificial dental root implanted in the jaw bone and serves as a support for a single crown, bridge structure, or full cover dentures when replacing all the teeth. The attachment of the structure to the implant is carried out by means of a fixation-abutment or dental cement.
Crowns are used for the restoration of one tooth. It can be fixed on a turned tooth or on an implant. Crown restoration is recommended for small defects in the dentition. This allows you to save the tooth and protect it from further destruction.
Care of Dentures
Dentures must be used with great care.
- Dentures must be placed in a denture cleaner or container of water when not being worn.
- They must be cleaned daily using a soft toothbrush with water and soap.
- Dentures should never be placed in hot water because they can become misshapen or damaged.
- The mouth should be rinsed daily without the dentures so you can clean any plaque and decrease the risk of infection.
Dr. Sahakyan will help you to choose the appropriate type of dentures. Call 1-818-578-2332 for an appointment today.