Dentures have been used for centuries to replace missing or removed teeth, with advances in modern Denture treatment allowing for the full restoration of tooth and gum functionality. Patients require Dentures if they are edentulous (missing all teeth). This may happen for a variety of reasons: trauma, periodontal disease, genetics, substance abuse, or severe tooth decay. Dentures are available in two forms: complete and partial. Complete Dentures are required when all teeth are absent and come as either conventional or immediate dentures.
Conventional Dentures are applied around 2-3 months after the removal of teeth, giving the surrounding tissue time to heal. On the other hand, patients who do not wish to have a lengthy period without teeth may choose immediate Dentures. These are moulded and fabricated in advance, and fitted as soon as the teeth are removed. Immediate Dentures are made from either plastic or metal frameworks, or developing technologies such as Valplast which offer greater flexibility.
Dentures play a similar role to that of dental bridges and implants, and have both advantages and disadvantages in comparison to these methods. If only 2 or 3 teeth are missing, then bridges may be a wiser choice; they are fixed into position and thus act more like a permanent Denture. Implants, on the other hand, better replicate the appearance of natural teeth but are far more expensive.
Where can I find Denture clinics abroad?
There are many quality affordable clinics all over the world that provide Denture treatment. Among the most popular countries there are: Denture clinics in Spain Denture clinics in Poland Denture clinics in Costa Rica,
A denture, sometimes called false teeth, is a device that is used to replace missing teeth. This can be used when all teeth are missing, known as a full denture, or to fill gaps where some teeth are missing, known as a partial denture. Partial dentures are recommended for patients with missing teeth, as they help to prevent remaining teeth from moving into the gaps. Dentures are made of either metal or acrylic (plastic) and fit over the gums. Sometimes adhesive is required to hold dentures in place, however, good fitting dentures should stay in by themselves.
Patients who have had teeth removed should wait before getting a permanent denture as the shape of the bone will change over the following months. The bone experiences resorption, and shrinks slightly, and therefore over time the denture would not fit perfectly. A temporary denture can be recommended. Recommended for Patients with some missing teeth (to restore a confident smile, and to prevent remaining teeth from moving) Patients without any teeth
Time requirements Average length of stay abroad 2 weeks. Creating a well-fitting denture may require several trips to the dentist for modifications. Creating the final denture in the lab may need several weeks. Dentures are used to replace a full set of missing teeth or are used partially to fill gaps from missing teeth.
Preparing dentures can take 3 weeks or more, but clinics can usually fast-track the procedure for patients who need to travel.,
A series of impressions and measurements are taken of the mouth and jaw. This data forms the basis on the initial denture model that is built. The initial denture model is fitted in the next appointment and discomfort and irritation areas are adjusted. From this information, a final cast is made. The final model is built in the laboratory, and fitted at a later appointment. Patients who are getting their remaining teeth removed will usually wear a temporary denture for around 3 months afterwards. This is because the bone will change shape after teeth are removed, and the temporary denture may no longer fit comfortably.
The final permanent denture is created once the process of bone resorption (bone shrinking) is no longer occurring. Materials Dentures are made from acrylic (plastic) or metal. The teeth can optionally be made of porcelain. Anesthesia No anesthesia required. Dentures are custom made in order to ensure that they fit correctly and are comfortable when in place.,
Post procedure care Dentures may feel strange at first, and the dentist may recommend wearing them during the night as well as during the day. It is a good idea to begin eating small chunks of softer food, before slowly returning to a normal diet. It is recommended to clean the dentures and mouth often to avoid infections.
Possible discomfort In the weeks following denture fittings, it is normal for patients to experience some minor discomfort. This includes a temporary increase in saliva production, tongue and cheek ache from holding the dentures in place, and gum irritation. It is very common to take some time to become accustomed to new dentures, and as such many dentists recommend wearing new dentures overnight for a period as well as in the day.,