Everything you Need to Know about Dentures

Dentures

Are you embarrassed by your unappealing in your smile? Do you have damaged or brittle teeth? Then, dentures could be the only option for you.

A dental prosthesis or Known as false teeth and gums used to replace missing teeth and soft tissue on your gums. There are two types of dental procedures, complete and partial.

What Are The Available Types of Dentures

1- Complete prosthesis

Complete Dentures

Complete dentures are custom-fit removable teeth and gums that replace your entire set of teeth. The best thing is that this type improves the pressure of your bite so that you can eat all your favorite foods again.

Complete dentures are usually your last resort after all other procedures have been ruled out. Prostheses do not prevent bone shrinkage, and if they are poorly placed, they can assist in bone shrinkage.

The only method to ensuring the bone will be preserved is by getting implants inserted.

Candidates for Complete type

this procedure can be fitted to almost anyone. You will find that:

  • The elderly are the most common candidates for complete Type. Lack of teeth is the most common reason for this.
  • Adolescents may even need this procedure. Usually, if a younger person has lost all of their teeth, it is due to injury or tooth decay.

2- Partial Dentures

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are removable false teeth that only replace some missing teeth. They consist of prosthetic teeth attached to a gum-colored plastic tray.

This type was designed to replace a few missing teeth, which creates that natural look, feel, and function of your teeth.

You can remove them whenever needed, and their replacement is quick and uncomplicated. The ideal candidates for a partial type are people that can’t obtain dental bridges.

There are different types of partial:

  • Cast partial dentures

These are flesh-colored acrylic, false teeth, and a metal framework that keeps all the material in place.

  • Acrylic partial dentures

this type consists of teeth that are attached to an acrylic base plate. They provide excellent structure and retention because they fit so tightly against the gums and your regular teeth. They use retainers to grip your teeth.

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The Procedure

Once it is established that you require the dental prosthesis, the dentist will discuss the treatment with you. Your dentist will need to remove any bony ridges that may interfere with the durability of the denture. They will also remove any remaining teeth that might need extraction.

The dentist will make an impression of your gums to create a customized one.

Placing false teeth

Your customized prosthesis will only be fitted once your gums are completely healed. Your gums will naturally diminish while healing from tooth loss. Your healing period can take anywhere from 6 – 12 months.

While you are healing, tweaks need to be made to your prosthesis to duplicate the changing of your gums and bone structure.

You should remove it in the evenings before going to bed to allow saliva to coat your gums. Saliva has healing properties that are in charge of the naturally occurring flora found in the oral cavity.

What can I Eat?

Most people find eating the hardest thing to learn after the procedure. Food can get stuck in the minor cracks and crevices surrounding your Dental prosthesis. They are removable and sometimes come loose when eating. You could be that person whose false teeth fall out at the dinner table!

To avoid this at all costs, choose foods wisely.

After your procedure, your gums will need to get used to chewing and biting, and they might still be a bit sensitive if you had teeth removed.

To make your life easier, you should try and stick to these few foods until you get used:

  • Pudding
  • Soups
  • Hot cereals
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Juice

Moving onto Solid Foods

Your mouth will adjust to your Dental prosthesis quite quickly, and you will be able to move onto more challenging foods. Cut them into little pieces so that you limit chewing. Good foods to start with include:

  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Fresh, soft bread
  • Soups with vegetables and slow-cooked meats
  • Soft fish
  • Baked beans
  • Soft cheeses

Foods to Stay Away From

Once you are used, you can eat almost anything. You should always be wary, though, and make sure that you’re chewing your food evenly using both sides of your mouth. These are foods you should avoid or eat in moderation:

  • Sticky foods such as peanut butter or any gelatine candies.
  • Foods that have small but hard pieces like popcorn, sesame seeds, nuts, and seeds.
  • Tough meats like pork chops, steak, and ribs.
  • Hard foods like apples, carrot sticks, and corn on the cob.

Aftercare

How do I Care for My Dentures?

Good oral hygiene is the secret to any successful dental procedure. Conversely, not practicing good oral hygiene could lead to severe dental issues.

These issues include:

You will require a soft bristle toothbrush and should be used gently on your gums, tongue, and palate twice a day, in the morning before you put them in and after you take them out at night. When you are brushing your gums at night, you need to soak them in a cleansing solution.

An alternative would be to place your Dental prosthesis in an ultrasonic cleaner. This is effective, but they still need to be brushed beforehand.

You will arrange a follow-up appointment for 24 hours after the installation of your False Teeth. It is common to feel irritated and uncomfortable; this appointment allows you to express your concerns to your dentist.

Any issues will be addressed and corrected.

You will need to adjust to your new prosthesis. It might be hard to eat at first. You can practice by slowly eating soft food, chewing small pieces. Once your prosthesis feels more comfortable, you can start to eat more significant pieces of food, and eventually, you will be able to eat harder foods.

You will find it hard to talk with your new teeth. This is the most common disadvantage of dentures. Your mouth, lips, and tongue might take a while to get used to your new denture, which usually results in temporary speech impairment.

People might find it challenging to understand you but don’t freak out; this should only last two weeks.

You can do speech therapy by reading books aloud, singing, and practicing tongue twisters.

Readjustment or Replacement

If you find that your denture is uncomfortable, loose, and starts to irritate, you need to consult with your dentist. There could be an easy solution resulting in relief and comfort. Your jaw and gum line change over your lifetime, so you need to ensure your dental prosthesis adjusts with them.

The motion of loose dentures on gums can irritate your mouth. That is why you need to realign or remade it every 5 to 7 years to remain the perfect fit.

How much do they cost?

How much do they cost

If your dental insurance does not cover the procedure, a more affordable denture can cost $300-$500 per denture or $600 – $1,000 for a full set.

Don’t let the word affordable fool you. They might be affordable now, but they don’t last because of the materials used, and you will need to replace them regularly. They also don’t look as natural as more expensive options.

Mid-priced types are of better quality and might be a safer bet.

They can set you back $500-$1,500 per denture or $1,000 – $3,000 for a full set.

Then you get the crème de la crème of dentures that provide you with the most natural look. Unfortunately, they require extra customization, and you will have to fork out $2,000 – $4000 per denture or $4000 – $8000 for a full set.

At AstaDent Clinic Turkey, we have highly skilled Dentists in the Dental treatments field. In addition to the experienced medical crew and the Clinic, which is equipped with advanced technologies. Click here to get an appointment for a free consultation.

Will my Insurance Pay for my Dentures?

Most insurers will only for 50% of your procedure. You will have to pay for the other half yourself. The average price of this procedure is around $250 -$2,000 if you have dental coverage. It is essential to speak to your insurance provider to discuss what your plan covers.

Afterthoughts

The first step in acquiring dentures would be finding a qualified dentist with a lot of experience. Many dentists can carry out this procedure, but Prosthodontists are specialized and have undergone rigorous training.

Knowing that your dentist knows what they are doing will make the whole experience more comfortable and straightforward. You might even find that your Prosthodontists can recommend a different procedure like implants or bridges.

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FAQs

Dentures are false teeth and gums that are used to replace missing teeth and surrounding tissue.

There are different materials used to make dentures; some are more affordable than others. You can pay anywhere from $300 – $4,000 per denture.

 they can be made of acrylic, nylon, porcelain, resin, or metal.

According to professionals, acrylic resin is the best type of material to use for dentures. They are customized to fit perfectly and are easy to adjust, and patients find them more comfortable.

Yes, there are alternatives. The two of the most popular are dental bridges and implants. Your dentist should inform you about all the different types of dental treatments available to you.

Yes, it will. You need to get used to your new artificial teeth, and this will influence the way you teach. Try sticking to softer foods at first.

Yes, they will impair your speech while you are getting used to them. Once your lips and tongue have had time to adjust, you will be speaking normally again.

The different  are complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures replace your entire set of teeth, and partial dentures replace a few missing teeth.

Foods that will be easiest to eat are soups, hot cereals, and mashed potatoes.

You should avoid hard, chewy foods like steak, pork chops, ribs, popcorn, and hard candy.

No, you need to take them out at night. Not only do they need to be sanitized in a soaking solution, but your gums need time to breathe and alleviate pressure caused by the gums.

Yes, they can be painful, especially if you needed to have your teeth extracted. This can be resolved by over-the-counter pain medication. You can also feel annoyed and uncomfortable while trying to get used to them.

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