Dental dentures are customized to replace a single or a set of missing teeth but usually involve a less complicated procedure than alternative tooth replacement methods. Dental dentures are easy to remove and place back but it takes time to adjust to how they generally feel in the mouth. Even though they do not have the same feeling as natural teeth, modern dentures cannot be told apart when properly installed. They have been modified to be more comfortable while giving a desirable natural appeal. Dental dentures are highly beneficial to people with missing teeth in preserving their great physical appeal. Having a complete dental formula gives a patient’s facial muscles full support for a younger look. Missing teeth alter such support hence sagging of facial muscles which distorts a patient’s look. This will definitely affect their self-esteem in the long run. Dental dentures also improve an individual’s speech pattern and give more power to their bite hence improving their eating habits.
How Dentures Work
Dental dentures come in two main categories consisting of partial and full dentures. Based on a patient’s dental condition, you may need to replace multiple teeth hence full dental dentures but if the patient needs a single tooth replacement partial dentures will do the perfect job. Full dental dentures are designed with an acrylic base that perfectly aligns with the gum. It also has the same color as the gums hence fit in seamlessly in the mouth. The upper jaw denture has a base that adequately covers the mouth’s palate while the lower jaw denture is horseshoe shaped to facilitate free tongue movement. Every patient requires a unique set of dental dentures customized to their dental orientation based on precise measurements derived from their mouth impressions. Cortex Surgical kits such as Corkit Prime with tooling+Torque ensure your measurements are meticulously accurate to offer the best solutions for your patients.
From the impressions taken from a patient’s mouth, it is easy to determine which denture is best suited for their case. A full denture is installed after the recovery period given immediately after extraction of any remaining teeth. This could be after a few months to let tissues fully heal. For immediate dental dentures, no recovery time is given after the extraction of the remaining teeth. They are immediately installed but you will need to set an appointment for such patients in a few months to have their immediate dental dentures realigned. Many patients will prefer the latter option as they do not have to spend an extended period of time without teeth which is uncomfortable. Realignment is in order because the denture gets loose as the jaw bone reshapes in the course of healing. For the partial dental dentures, they usually need an anchor to make them firm. This can be achieved by setting up a metal framework supported by other natural teeth to provide sufficient anchorage. The other option is setting up crowns on other natural teeth to offer extra support on the partial denture.
Dentures require a little practice to fully get accustomed to how they feel in their mouth. Advise patients to exercise speaking and chewing by powering through the discomfort. In a few weeks, tongue and cheek muscles will learn to coordinate while steadily holding the dental dentures. Routine maintenance practices for dentures include brushing them daily, using soft bristle toothbrush to clean gums, palate and tongue, routine dental check-ups and most importantly preventing dentures from drying out when removed by soaking them in a special soaking solution or cold water. Soaking them in hot water will misalign them from their standard size.
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