dentureImmediate Denture

An immediate denture is a denture inserted immediately following the removal of your teeth on the same day and it can either be complete or partial. With immediate dentures, you shouldn’t have to wait for several weeks to heal after tooth extractions while your complete dentures are being made. When complete extractions of your remaining teeth become unavoidable, immediate dentures are the immediate solution. You won’t have to feel embarrassed without teeth. during this process, we begin the preparation of fitting before the beginning of any procedure. With immediate dentures, you are guaranteed to have your new teeth immediately, instead of waiting for your gums to heal first as you have your dentures made. While you are in your recovery process, the gums underneath the dentures change and shrink. Within a short time, often two to three months, the denture becomes loose. A denture reline may solve this. However, as days go by, a replacement denture may be essential.

Importance of Immediate Dentures

During the surgery process when teeth are extracted, duplication, color, and arrangement of your teeth are easy, even when some are still in your mouth. It is effectively easier when a new denture that looks like your teeth is made while you still have other teeth in your mouth. Immediately following the removal of natural teeth, a complete denture is fit.

Healing Process

During the healing process, eating lighter food may be necessary. it may take a little practice after your teeth are removed. The patient may need to learn how to chew after the surgery. it takes patience after extraction to the process of healing with the help of your dentist. your dental and general health should be the first step towards care, one should consider.

Implant-Retained-DentureImplant Retained Denture

Losing your natural teeth can come with a variety of complications. Such issues might impact your emotional and physical health beyond just a smile. It might be difficult for you to speak well, laugh in public, or efficiently chew food. In most cases, you may experience shifting in your remaining teeth, which is very discomforting to the mouth and jaw, leading to headaches and muscular issues. Dentures can be essential in the restoration of your smile and they are an option for many. Implant retained dentures can be fixed to offer you a solution that gives you relief and comfort.

Benefits of implants

Unlike conventional dentures/ traditional dentures, an implant-retained denture replaces a patient’s upper and/or lower missing teeth, providing a secure, natural-looking alternative that is comfortable and convenient. Having implant-supported dentures is a crucial cost-effective way for your oral restoration. Other than resting on your gums, implant retained dentures will fit and secure onto dental implants, safely staying where they are placed until they are removed for cleaning. They are known as removable dentures since they are removable.

Often, only two or four dental implants can be used to hold a lower denture in its place. However, replacing the upper denture with implant retained dentures might need more dental implants for support.

Who Needs Retained Dentures

Anyone with good dental and general health can have a denture. However, this treatment is most suitable for people who recently lost their teeth because there is more available bone. In such instances, you are less likely to need a bone graft. With the right implant dentures, you can have an improved quality of life.

Partial Denture

There are various ways missing teeth can be replaced. It depends on the number of teeth missing and their location in your mouth. Your oral condition may also affect the decision. There are three ways to replace missing teeth.

Partial DentureThe first method that involves the replacement of one or more teeth is with a removable false tooth or teeth called a removable partial denture. When there are fewer teeth to replace or when the missing teeth are from one side of the mouth, a bridge usually comes in handy. Another way to replace missing teeth is by the use of dental implants. In this case, tooth decay is usually the major cause. An artificial root is placed in the jaw bone. In this process, a fixed bridge or crown is essential to get you a natural-looking smile back. In all the above procedures, your overall health should be observed.

What is a partial denture?

Partial dentures also are known as removable partial dentures are simply a plate fitted with one or more false teeth. The material used may vary depending on your needs, the amount of teeth missing, the health of the supporting teeth, and esthetics. Partial dentures may be plastic or a mixture of plastic with a metal framework. Both types of dentures have clips or clasps. The hooks keep the denture from moving out of their place while in your mouth. Some of these clips may show when a patient smiles, depending on where they are in the mouth.

Which is the best type of denture?

When it comes to choices, you must let your dentist guide you on that. The type of denture will depend on the condition of your remaining teeth. However, in most cases, a metal-based denture offers the best results. Make sure you consult your dentist before any decision is made.

Should you remove your denture?

It is advisable that before you go to bed, remove your dentures. Removing your dentures gives your mouth time to rest. Never forget to leave your partial denture in water to avoid any warping or cracking. Finally, as you eat, you might start with soft foods as you get used to the dentures. You may feel a little discomfort but with no time, you will feel as if it is your natural teeth.

Denture-CareDenture Care

After you lose your teeth, the dentist may recommend dentures. However, this does not exempt you from caring for your oral health. They should be cared for just like natural teeth. Below, we explain how to give proper care to your dentures.

  • Clean dentures daily. Cleaning dentures means you use a soft-bristled brush and nonabrasive denture cleanser or liquid antimicrobial soap. This will help remove plaque and food from the dentures.
  • Rinse dentures after eating. Run water over them as this helps to remove food particles from it. Be careful when handling them so you do not bend or damage the clasps during denture cleaning. Also, wash in a sink filled with water or put in a towel to prevent them from falling in the sink. Avoid placing your dentures in hot water but you can use warm water.
  • Brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush after removing dentures. Clean your teeth with a brush, the tongue with a tongue scraper, and the palette and cheeks with a gauze.
  • Soak them overnight and rinse before putting them back into the mouth. Place them into a denture-soaking solution overnight as dentures need to be moist to keep their shape. Ensure you rinse your dentures before putting them in your mouth as the cleaning solution may contain chemicals that may irritate the body if swallowed.
  • The American Dental Association and American College of Prosthodontists stipulate that you should schedule regular dental checkups if you have dentures. During these visits, the dental professional will examine your dentures and help with slippage and discomfort problems. Also, you will need to see your dentist if the dentures become loose.

Exams and Maintenance for Dentures

After putting in your dentures, they will need care and attention to perform at their optimum. Their fit will significantly impact your oral health and tissues. An annual examination by the dentist ensures that the dentures are functioning as they should.

Dental History Update

It is crucial to keep updating your dental and medical history to maintain your oral health and general well-being. Changes in your dental and general health can affect how your dentures fit.

  • Yearly Oral Exams
  • Annual examinations are crucial as they can help detect any abnormalities in the mouth, including pre-cancerous and cancerous lesions. The earlier these conditions are detected, the better for treatment.
  • Assessment of Bones and Tissues
  • Dentures that do not fit well may result in bone and tissue changes. These will need to be corrected for optimum oral health. In our office, we can assess and find solutions that are tailored to your personal needs.
  • Problems arising from Ill-Fitting Dentures
  • Ill-fitting dentures can cause speech impediments, problems biting, and irritation to your tissues. If these conditions are not checked and rectified, they can lead to more significant future issues. Reach out to us today, and we will help you by assessing your dentures for signs of cracks and chips. We will also look into the broken and loose teeth and provide appropriate solutions.

Denture Relines

Your jaws may transform over time, and this means that your dentures will no longer fit as they did when new. This is why you may need a denture to reline, whether hard or soft.
However, many patients neglect denture relining and use solutions such as removing the denture from the mouth and using more dental adhesives. While these may work for a while, it is not the ideal solution for your bone and tissue.

Temporary Relines

You may take some time before having your denture relined. In such cases, your gums end up swollen or red, and it will be problematic if a new hard reline are put in.

The dentist will recommend a palliative reline material that will allow less inflammation. The temporary reline will ensure a tight, soft, and pliable fit. The teeth will return to normal after a few weeks, and this is when a new denture can be put in.

Soft Reline

If you are a patient that experiences sore spots or tender gums, it may be challenging to wear ordinary dentures. In such cases, your dentist will recommend relining the denture with a pliable material that will last one or two months before needing to be replaced. This kind of material will give less sore spots compared to the hard reline acrylic.

Rebase-&-RepairsRebase and repairs

Rebasing involves replacing the entire acrylic denture base material of the stable denture without replacing the denture teeth. This is a procedure that may be recommended when the pink acrylic denture base material is worn out but the teeth of the dentures are still in good condition. Therefore, rebasing is recommended when denture base repairs are needed.

Rebases are done when the denture is old or cracked and is similar to relining. However, the difference is that rebase will replace only the pink acrylic denture base material but relining will replace only the lining.
Reasons for a rebase procedure may include:

  • Replacing an immediate denture or old weakened denture
  • Damaged, broken dentures
  • Denture Repairs

Damaged dentures should be addressed immediately. Repairs restore a fractured or damaged denture to its original condition. Talk to your dentist about how best to repair your dentures. Avoid repairing your dentures by yourself as they will irritate you due to the poor fit, not last long, and will affect your health. You need a dentist when you have a fractured or damaged denture. This procedure takes only a few days and can help in highlighting any problems with the fit, and age of the denture.

The denturist will repair the denture and tell you how to prevent it from breaking further

Soft Liners

A soft liner is a soft, pliable layer of material that dentists fit between dentures and mouth tissues. They play a role of absorbing shock between the gums and the hard denture base. Your dentist will recommend a soft liber if you feel your denture is loose, is slipping, causing pain, or falling.

Dentists also use them in retrofitting into existing dentures and when creating new ones. They are especially ideal for individuals that have receded and flat gum tissues. These people do not respond positively to the stress associated with dentures. They can also be used by those with sharp bony areas in the gum or with sore gum tissues.

Benefits of Using Soft Liners

  • Provide comfort and relief
  • Good for chewing
  • Over 20 years of innovation so it can be trusted
  • Anyone can wear soft liners as everyone responds well to the material

If you have soft liners, you will have to visit the dentist regularly so that he/she can monitor how the soft liners fit on the dentures and examine your oral health.

Soft liners will last you a few months, while hard relines last longer than two years. This is because hard relines are made of more rigid materials


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