What are Complete Dentures?

Dentures are removable replacements for missing upper and lower teeth. It is locally called a pustiso.

Advantages

Complete Dentures

GOOD AS NEW. Dentures are a practical way to replace teeth that have fallen off.

  • Chewing ability is improved
  • Provides support for the lips and cheeks
  • Corrects the collapsed appearance that occurs after losing teeth.
  • The improvement of pronunciation of words by replacing missing teeth
  • Aesthetic improvement, providing a more youthful look
  • Natural facial appearance
  • Improving self-esteem

Disadvantages

  • Salivary glands produce more saliva, but only for the first 12 to 24 hours as the mouth adjusts.
  • New dentures that rest on soft skin can also be the cause of sore spots
  • Unadjusted dentures may causes gagging
  • Sometimes there could be gingivitis or fungal infections under the full dentures, which is caused by accumulation of dental plaque.
  • Loss of taste

Procedure

The denture making process takes a few weeks and several appointments. Once your dentist determines what type and design of denture is best for you, the treatment starts with a series of impressions of the upper and lower jaw, registration of the bite, and facial measurements.

Models of your teeth are made to subsequently form the shape and position of the future denture using wax. Several trial fittings will be done with this model and the denture will be assessed for the color of the artificial teeth, shape, and fit before the final denture is processed.

Adjustments will be made as necessary for every step of the treatment.

Post Treatment

Dental visit every year to check and examine the adaptation of the denture to the oral mucosa.

Clean the dentures properly by brushing it with soap or denture cleansers to remove foul odor.

Remove the denture every night so the oral mucosa can properly rest from all day coverage of the denture and prevent formation of fungal diseases.

 

WRITTEN BY: DR. LAURA URZOLA – MACLANG| EDITED BY: DR. RICHELLE RAMIREZ

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