What is a Complete Denture
It is a removable prosthetic replacement that of all the missing teeth of the upper, lower jaw or both jaws. It is a solution for patients who have no teeth in the upper / lower jaw.
To apply a whole artificial denture we need to have a jaw that is edentulous, meaning that all the teeth are missing.
The main causes of tooth loss are:
- Periodontal disease
- Very bad oral hygiene for many years
The treatment of Complete Denture
A complete denture that will be aesthetically and functionally perfect will require a series of sessions, as well as full dentist-patient collaboration.
We take the impressions from the desired jaw and send them to the dental technician to make the individual trays to obtain the final fingerprints that are unique to each patient.
On the individual plates we get the final impressions on which the final total denture will be made.
Our dental technician has prepared the base of the denture and added wax to the tooth position, instead of teeth, on which we make our initial measurements for the aesthetic and functional part.
Instead of wax we have teeth, so we try the aesthetic and functional part of the denture, and if everything is working properly then we send it to the dental technician and prepare the final denture.
The whole denture is ready, the patient tests it to see if its application is convenient. As long as the patient feels comfortable with his new denture he can leave it by wearing it in his mouth to get used to it.
In addition to these five basic stages, you will need to go back once or twice every three days for a final check on occlusion and possible mouth injuries.
During the first few days of total denture application, the patient should have as many hours as possible in his mouth to be able to get used to the speech, chewing of food and generally the daily movements he needs to make.
Over a short period of time the patient will become fully accustomed to his new denture and will have no problem using it.
The patient will be able to smile again after this injection of confidence, be able to eat, articulate his speech properly, no longer cover his mouth when he smiles, because he will no longer feel bad about the state of his mouth.
But because as humans we change as time goes on, so do our jaw bones.
So every 2-3 years the patient will have to come to the dentist to see if everything is okay, sometimes he / she may feel a change in the application of the denture on his / her mouth, which is quite normal as mentioned above. . Whenever, the patient, when he or she feels something different, can go directly to the dentist and have a checkup.
If some adjustments are needed then the dentures should be refilled where we add or remove part of the denture so that it adheres perfectly to the jaw.
Every 8 to 10 years the dentures need to be changed and manufactured new ones, because the bone has changed in the human mouth due to the resorption of jaw bones.