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DENTURES

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Complete Denture:

Complete denture is indicated when you lost all the natural teeth in one or both arches.  After delivery, adjustment appointment(s) are usually required to ensure a proper fit of the new denture. Your dentist will give you instructions on how to care for your denture.  Do not wear denture during sleep.  It should be removed and soaked in denture cleaner solution overnight and let the oral tissue rest and rebound.

Partial denture with metal framework:

If there are some natural teeth left in the arch, a cast framework partial denture can be indicated to replace the missing teeth. The metal framework of the partial denture rests and clasps on a few anchor teeth, which keeps the prosthesis in place and provides the rigidity too.   Some minor preparation on the anchor teeth are required so that the metal framework doesn’t interfere with the bite and the prosthesis remains stable during function.  In the beginning, your new partial denture may feel awkward or bulky. This is normal, and you will eventually become accustomed to wearing it.  Inserting and removing the partial denture will require some practice. Do not wear partial denture during sleep.  It should be removed and soaked in denture cleaner solution and allow the oral tissue get rest and rebound.

Immediate full and partial dentures

This type of denture is made before the teeth are extracted.   Some patients don’t want to go without teeth when a full denture or partial denture is treatment planned, therefore immediate complete and partial denture is the treatment of choice.  The dentist will take impression of the arches and send to the lab to make the prosthesis.  On the day of extraction, the prosthesis is inserted immediately once the teeth are removed.   It’s normal to feel soreness of the tissue under the prosthesis.  The patient is to come back the next day for a follow up, then a few more times during the first six months of healing.   A soft reline of the immediate denture is usually required when the denture feels loose within those first six months.  Six months after the bone remodeling is stabilized, the immediate denture can be converted to a definitive prosthesis with hard reline procedure or a new impression can be taken to fabricate a definitive prosthesis.

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