- The teeth just do not help in chewing the food, they add to your smile and face value by providing support to the facial muscles. So when you lose teeth, you also lose your confidence. But we at Aruma dental and implant clinic have all the solutions to your problems.
- Dentures are replacement appliances for the missing teeth.
- They can be of two types either a partial denture or a complete denture. Our founders
- Dr. Uma Kachapilly and Dr. Arun Kachapilly have been delivering happiness to a lot of edentulous patients for more than a decade now.
- We are known to provide the best and affordable prosthodontic treatment in Thane.
How will dentures help me?
- Biting and chewing
The dentures serve well functionally and they aid in biting and chewing food well.
- Restores the appearance of the face
The dentures give a full appearance to the mouth and make your cheeks and face
look fuller . In short, they restore your confidence.
- Helps you to speak properly
The teeth aid a lot in your speech so after you lose them your speech also gets
distorted, so the dentures help you well in your speech and communication.
Various Types of Dentures:
Conventional Complete dentures:
They are full coverage oral prosthetic devices that replace the missing teeth. They are delivered in cases where the patient does not have any natural tooth in the mouth. They are supported by the alveolar bone and the other soft tissues present in the mouth. You have to wait for a month after the removal of your teeth so that your gums heal properly. They are removable appliances and can be removed when not in use.
These are the dentures that are supported and retained by the implants. This means that the dentures rest on the implants which are eventually embedded in your jaws.
They can be made of acrylic or metal.
Removable partial dentures
When some natural teeth are present in the mouth, then removable partial dentures can be used they take support from the remaining natural teeth and the gums below.
They can either be made in acrylic or metal base.
They can be delivered immediately after the removal of natural teeth. The patient does not have to remain edentulous for a long time. Since the gums heal and they eventually shrink so immediate dentures need adjustments over some time and they should be replaced after the complete healing. So these are temporary dentures.
These are the dentures supported by the underlying tooth or implants. This way the remaining bone structure can be restored and the underlying structure can aid in retention.
- Tooth supported: This is a denture supported by soft tissues and remaining teeth that have to be altered for better retention.
- Implant-supported: Here the denture is supported by a few implants.
Any of the above options can be considered depending upon the condition of the patient.
These are customized according to the needs of the patient. The teeth and the material can be chosen by the patient depending upon the need and affordability.
Flexible partial dentures
They are made up of a versatile plastic-like material that can fit well into the mouth. The material used for them is very clear and they are almost inconspicuous.
They are fabricated easily and are very comfortable to use. They do not have a metal clasp for support; instead, their clasp can be made in the same material as the denture itself.
The various types of material used:
- Acrylic and lucitone: These are resin materials. It can be used for complete and partial dentures. The pink acrylic is used for the gums and the base and the white acrylic is used for teeth.
- Metal: A cobalt chrome alloy is used for the denture base. It is usually used for cast partial dentures.
- Sunflex and Vaalplast: These are metal-free and monomer free material that is used for partial dentures. They are nylon thermoplastic that has great aesthetic properties. They are virtually unbreakable.
Frequently asked questions
- When can I start eating with my new dentures?
Whenever something artificial is placed inside your mouth, you would need some time to adjust to it. You would need to practice for some time. We guide the patients to start with a soft diet for a few days to get into a habit of eating with your dentures, and then they can slowly switch over to harder food.
Dr. Uma Kachapilly would guide you well at each transition and you are free to visit us in case of any difficulty.
- How would my dentures be made and how much time would it take?
Usually, a series of steps are involved in the fabrication of dentures, while the conventional dentures would require 6-8 visits over a period of a month, the implant-supported dentures would be placed once the implants have integrated well into the bone.
The fabrication of removable dentures involves a few steps like:
- Impressions and jaw relations: We take a series of impressions and then take the required measurements to take your jaw relations for a better fit of the denture.
- Wax models: Plastic fitting trays and wax models are made to be tried in your mouth and changes if necessary are made on them so that we deliver the best dentures to you.
- Deliver a final denture
- Recalls for adjustments.
- How will my new dentures feel like?
The new dentures may feel a little odd and they can even be loose in the beginning. Your soft tissues like your cheeks and tongue would take some time to adjust to them and once it’s done they would fit well into your oral cavity. You may feel a little soreness initially, which is also normal. Increased salivation is also a common feature.
Our staff would always be ready to guide and help you in this transition.
- Can I sleep with my dentures?
Since the removable dentures take support from the underlying bone and adjoining tissues, so it’s always advisable to remove the dentures at night to relieve the soft tissues from any stress.
- How will I clean my dentures?
The thumb rule is to clean your dentures just like your natural teeth. So clean them once before wearing them in the morning and once after removing them. The cleaner they are, the better your hygiene would be.
- Always rinse your dentures before cleaning to remove any remnant food particle
- Cleaning should be done with a soft toothbrush and a non-abrasive cleanser.
As far as implant-supported dentures are concerned they are to be cleaned inside the mouth.
- You have to always put your dentures in water whenever they are not in use.
- We may advise you to use denture adhesive, depending upon your bone support.
Meanwhile, it’s always better to visit us after frequent intervals after the delivery of your dentures. Your dentist can always help you decide if you are following the right cleaning protocols.
The staff at Aruma Dental and Implant Clinic is passionate enough to understand your needs and concerns. We know how good dentures can give you a lot more than just a smile so we make sure that our patients get the best treatment possible.
So walk in and let us help you.