What is Dentures
Dentures are artificial teeth and gums that are formed to your mouth and created by your dentists to replace lost or removed natural teeth. Dentures can either be full or partial, meaning they can either replace all teeth on either the top or bottom gum line, or just a few that are missing. Regardless of what kind of dentures you may need, they will be custom designed to fit your mouth, and visually matched to your existing teeth.
Dentures are custom-made replacements for missing teeth and can be taken out and put back into your mouth. While dentures take some getting used to, and will never feel exactly the same as natural teeth, today’s dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever. Some denture is made by acrylic resin (Plastic) or metal., that some type may have clips (clasps) to help keep the denture in place in your mouth. Depending on where they are, some of these clips may show when you smile or open your mouth
If you have lost an entire arch of teeth (top and/or bottom), or are soon to have your remaining teeth removed because they are too unhealthy to save, you may be able to replace them with fixed dentures supported by dental implants. Doctors and patients alike prefer fixed over removable dentures.
A dental implant is a titanium post (like a tooth root) that is surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line that allows your dentist to mount replacement teeth or a bridge into that area. An implant doesn’t come loose like a denture can. Dental implants also benefit general oral health because they do not have to be anchored to other teeth, like bridges.
Dental implant are include:
Treatment procedure and processes
1. X-Ray teeth to assess the condition of the implant area, such as the thickness of the gums. The height of the jawbone, the condition of the adjacent teeth, etc. for use in the treatment plan, such as determining the size and length of the implant.
2. Fixture implant surgery into the suture bone. After 7 days, come back to check the wound condition and cut the silk. After this, it is the time to wait for the implant to stick to the jawbone completely. Depending on the type and features of the implant used, it is usually recommended by the manufacturer that after implantation, the period of time that the implant will hold must be discarded. The projector with the jawbone long how much you can put the teeth.
3. Put the coping and print the mouth to send the lab to cover the lab, take about 5-7 days.
4. Insert the abutment and the original crown, adjust the teeth so that it can bite properly.
5. Schedule a check every 6 months or at the dentist’s discretion.
A dental bridge is a fixed part of the prosthesis with crowns attached to both natural teeth and a tooth hanging in the middle to replace 1-2 missing teeth.
Some of the advantages of dental bridges:
- to make beautiful smile.
- it is a permanents denture.
- A fixed denture will cover gaps in the mouth due to missing teeth.
- Fixed dentures will not fall out.
- Only 2 – 3 appointments are needed to complete your bridge restoration
Some of the disadvantages of the dental bridge:
- Very large amount of tooth is needed to be reclaimed, in the case that the side teeth are strong teeth. The dental bridge requires to remove both side of the tooth. 2 teeth have different alignment lines. In some cases, the root canal treatment may also be required.
- More expensive than partial denture.
- Difficult to clean, requires some tools and good cleanliness.
Dental bridge treatment procedures
1. Normal dental bridge treatment procedures
- Procedures for diagnosis and preparation of teeth
- Anesthesia in which the tooth is to be rewound as the base of the dental bridge
- Dental grinding to be the base for the dental bridge
- note the color, size, shape of the teeth needed to make a dental bridge
- Mouth typing for modeling
- All models and details will be sent to the lab to make a dental bridge
- The dentist will install temporary dental bridges for patients to use while waiting for the permanent dental bridge production.
2. The procedure for attaching a dental bridge
- Temporary demolition of the dental bridge.
- Permanent dental bridge fixing on the teeth, checking and adjusting the dental bridge to be most suitable.
- Maintenance procedures.
- Dentists will provide cleaning advice for a long service life.
- The process of tooth preparation and attachment of the tooth bridge may cause tooth sensitivity, which can quickly heal by itself.