Removable dentures are removable artificial teeth that are professionally manufactured in Turkey to fit the gums and replace missing teeth, preventing problems that may be caused by voids in the jaw.
When the patient loses all his teeth, the facial muscles can droop, making the person look older. Dentures help fill the appearance of the face and improve the aesthetics of the smile with the possibility of making it resemble natural teeth.
Removable dentures are devices made of acryl (plastic), nylon, or metal that replace missing teeth, whether due to Gum disease or tooth decay Or traumatic injuries, which improve the appearance and health of the individual, because the spaces left by the loss of teeth cause problems in eating and speaking and lead to injury. jaw joint And the occurrence of tilt in the adjacent natural teeth on either side of the place of loss.
We find two main types of removable dentures:
- Full Set Removable Dentures: Replaces all teeth in the upper or lower jaw.
- Partial removable dentures: They replace only one or a number of missing teeth in the jaw.
We will talk about them in detail.
Types of removable dentures in Turkey
Full removable dentures
Complete removable dentures are made to replace the loss of all upper or lower teeth or both of the patient or to replace an old complete denture, and are either immediate or conventional.
Complete removable dentures are made immediate On the same day that the remaining teeth are removed, the dentist will take measurements and make models of the jaw during the initial visit so that the person does not remain without teeth during the healing period, but may need to re-lining or reshaping the dentures after the jaw has healed, so it is preferable to leave the gums Until it heals and takes its shape for several months before the installation of removable dentures.
Ordinary kits are made and installed after months Teeth extraction To fit the dentures snugly against the gums and jawbone, a trial denture is made from impressions taken from the mouth. The dentist evaluates the fit and appearance in the mouth and adjusts the shape and color before making the final denture.
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Partial removable dentures
A removable partial denture is installed in patients who have residual natural teeth and want replacement teeth for functional reasons. It is a rubber plate of acrylic, nylon or metal with a number of artificial teeth installed on it.
Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw, or both.
The denture is usually fixed to the natural tooth by means of metal retainers that hold it firmly in place in the mouth with the possibility of removing and removing it easily. Partial dentures only fill the spaces resulting from missing teeth and prevent other teeth from changing their position
Retainers can be made of tooth- or gum-colored material, but this type of fixture is not always suitable because they tend to be more brittle than those made of metal.
There are many types of partial dentures, the appropriate type is chosen according to the needs of the person after consulting the dentist.
In general, partial metal dentures are smaller, lighter, and easier to adapt to, as well as stronger, more durable, and have a much longer life than other types, and are therefore more expensive.
Plastic (acrylic) dentures
Acrylic partial dentures are better for the safety of adjacent teeth than metal ones, and adding more teeth to them is easier if more teeth are lost, so a person may not need to make a whole new denture.
Flexible Nylon Dentures
Flexible dentures are a type of partial denture that is made of thermoplastic material such as nylon. This material is less thick and stiff than acrylic, so you may find that flexible partial dentures are more comfortable than other types of dentures, especially if you are still new to wearing a prosthesis. the teeth.
Not only that, but most partial dentures are usually made of metal parts that can be visible at times while flexible dentures do not use any metal parts so they tend to look more natural.
It may be fixed bridge Or dental implants as an alternative to partial dentures in some cases.
The importance of dentures
Why should removable dentures be used?
Complete dentures that replace all of your teeth will help you eat comfortably, speak clearly and improve your self-confidence.
Partial dentures replace and can support missing teeth. If there are gaps between the teeth, other teeth may move to take up some space, so you may end up with crooked or tilted teeth, which can affect the way you bite and can damage other teeth.
Is there an alternative solution to removable dentures?
Yes dental implants can be applied to support fixed bridges eliminating the need for dentures, the cost is usually higher but bridges ordental implants Fixed teeth are very similar to real teeth, as dental implants have become an alternative to installing dentures and are among the treatment options available in Turkey, but not everyone is a candidate for implants.
can also Dental implant support This provides more stability.
Consult your dentist for advice on implants.
Important instructions and tips to know after getting dentures
should I wear dentures before bed?
New removable dentures may look a little strange and uncomfortable in the first few weeks of wearing them but they get used to wearing later when the cheek and tongue muscles adjust, so your dentist may recommend wearing dentures In the first period All the time, including while sleeping.
Although this may be temporarily uncomfortable, it is the quickest way to identify areas in the dentures that may need adjustment. Once adjustments have been made you should remove the dentures before going to bed. This allows the gum tissue to rest and allows for instinctive cleaning with the tongue and saliva. Put the dentures back into the mouth in the morning.
It is not always necessary to remove dentures at night, but doing so can allow your gums to rest while you sleep.
Care and preservation of removable dentures
When removing removable dentures from the mouth, they should be kept in a damp place, for example, in water, in a bag containing some wet cotton, or in a cleaning solution designed to hold dentures overnight. This will prevent the dentures from changing shape and drying out.
Eating with removable dentures
When starting to wear dentures for the first time, choose to eat foods that are soft and cut into small pieces and chew slowly using both sides of the mouth. Avoid chewing gum and any food that is sticky, hard, or with sharp edges. Avoid using toothpicks completely.
You can start eating other types of food gradually until you return to the old diet.
speaking and eating
After getting dentures, you may have difficulty pronouncing certain words. If this happens, practice saying difficult words out loud, with practice and over time you will get used to speaking correctly.
Also, dentures may sometimes slip when you laugh, cough or smile. Secure the denture by gently placing it in place and swallowing. If the problem persists, consult your dentist or prosthodontist.
The mouth and teeth's health
Oral hygiene must be maintained even when wearing removable dentures.
The remaining teeth, gums and tongue should be cleaned every morning and evening with a fluoride toothpaste to prevent cavities, gum disease and other dental problems.
removable dentures adhesive
If dentures fit properly, denture adhesives are not needed, but if the jawbone has shrunk too much, an adhesive may be the only way to help hold the dentures in place.
sign experimental studies To the role of this sticker in:
- Improving a person's chewing ability
- Reduce denture movement
- Improving a person's confidence and increasing their sense of comfort
- Reduce the accumulation of food leftovers under dentures
Your dentist will advise you if it is needed. The adhesive can be removed from the dentures by brushing with soap and water. Residual adhesive residue in the mouth may need to be removed using a soft damp washcloth.
How long do removable dentures last?
You should visit your dentist regularly if you have dentures so that he or she can check for any problems. Removable dentures last several years if properly cared for, but your gums and jawbones will eventually shrink which means dentures may not fit as well. It gets used to it and it can become loose or it may erode.
Improper or worn dentures, if not replaced, can cause significant discomfort and lead to mouth sores, infection, or problems eating and speaking.
See your dentist as soon as possible if:
- Dentures cracking when speaking
- Dentures slip and no longer fit
- Starting to feel uncomfortable
- Dentures are clearly damaged
- you have marks gum disease such as bleeding gums or tooth decay, or bad breath
Cleaning removable dentures
It is important to regularly remove plaque and food deposits from removable dentures because unclean dentures can lead to problems such as bad breath andGum disease Tooth decay andmouth sores as shown studies There is a relationship between poor care of the hygiene of the kit and the occurrence of oral fungal infections.
Clean your dentures as often as you would your natural teeth at least twice a day, morning and evening.
- Clean your dentures withtoothpaste or soap and water before soaking to remove stains.
- use an effervescent solution for denture cleaning to remove stains and bacteria according to the manufacturer's instructions.
- Clean them as you would your normal teeth, but don't scrub them too hard.
- Removable dentures may break if they fall, so they should be cleaned over a bowl or basin filled with water or something soft such as a folded towel.