Dentures are an artificial replacement for your teeth. Patients may require dentures if they have suffered from an accident, disease or experienced poor oral health care. Your oral healthcare provider will help you understand what procedures will be needed to restore the natural function and appearance of your mouth; Some patients may require the replacement of all teeth or only a few teeth. Dentures are offered in Partial or Complete types, however, for both types the procedure will remain the same. For the creation of dentures a specialist will create a model impression of your teeth and then custom-made dentures will be created for you.
If you are only missing one or a few teeth you are a great candidate for Partial Dentures. EastView Denture clinic's partial denture process begins first with a consultation, impressions and fitting, followed by final adjustments to make sure the partial is as comfortable as possible for the patient.
Partial Dentures are less intrusive than a full set of complete dentures. Generally a Partial Dentures is recommended for patients who do not need all of their teeth replaced. Patience experiencing oral health complications are great candidates for Partial dentures which are generally only done to specific sections of either the top or the bottom teeth and attached by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. A partial denture may have a metal framework and clasps that connect to your remaining natural teeth.
Eastview Denture clinic Partial dentures are offered in Three options:
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Acrylic Partials are not as strong and tend to break more often and more easily.
Cast partials are not as bulky, so you will have more room for your tongue to move while eating and speaking.
It is a good idea for a couple of reasons.:
1. It will help maintain the position of the natural teeth and stop them from moving or falling over.
Cast Metal Partials are supported by the teeth and sit firmly in place. Acrylic Partials sit on the tissue and because of that, there is movement. That movement allows the clasps to move up and down and can cause damage to the tissue or the tooth it is in contact with. The movement also decreases efficiency when chewing.
Once the natural teeth are removed, the bone “shrinks” because there is less blood flow and bone stimulation to maintain the bone. If you are healthy and maintain your weight, it shrinks slowly. If you get sick or loose weight, the bone shrinks faster.
If you put weight back on, the bone doesn’t regenerate, and the dentures stay loose.
Most people need to come in for permanent relines around the 2 to 3 year mark because the bone never stops shrinking. Some people go longer, some need relines sooner.
Check ups are usually suggested once a year.