Todays denture teeth are designed to wear, by using a tooth that is designed to wear this aids in the preservation of remaining alveolar bone (gums). Dentures typically last 5 to 10 years for wear and 2 to 5 years for fit. Dentures should be checked and replaced on a regular basis to ensure proper function, fit and esthetics.
At Rochdale Denture Clinic, dentures require at least five appointments. The appointments are:
An immediate denture is a complete denture or partial denture inserted on the same day, immediately following the removal of natural teeth. When the denture is placed it should fit securely as extraction sites begin to heal and the bone remodels the denture will loosen. A soft temporary reline material will be utilized for re-fitting your denture when it becomes loose during the healing process. Once healing is complete the immediate denture must be finalized by a permanent reline. At this time, you will be charged for a permanent reline.
A removable partial denture is usually made to replace one or more teeth, and is customized to a patient’s specific requirements. Removable partial dentures restore a person’s natural appearance and greatly improve the ability to chew and speak clearly. A partial denture may be tooth-supported or tooth-and tissue-supported. There are significant differences between theses two types of dentures. These differences are best explained by your Denturist. Some partial denture designs can even utilize implants for support and retention. The position, stability and number of remaining teeth are only a few of the factors that help to determine what style or type of partial denture would be best for you. Partials can be made of different materials, including acrylics, a metal/acrylic combination or flexible thermoplastics. Acrylic partials are usually used as a transitional or temporary replacement of missing teeth, depending on your personal circumstances. With any type of partial we recommend having a check-up with your dentist to ensure teeth are healthy and capable of supporting a partial. Any necessary restorative work should be completed prior to starting partial denture procedures.
Implant Retained/Supported Dentures
Missing teeth can compromise your health, eating habits, speech and appearance. When teeth are lost, bone loss usually occurs, which in turn can affect your denture. This can result in the denture becoming loose, which may cause difficulty in stabilization of the denture, decreased chewing ability, and deterioration of the jaw structure over time. One of the best ways to retain a full or partial denture is through dental implants. Although your Denturist cannot place implants, he/she can design and fit the prosthetics for them, suggest a surgeon to place them and co-ordinate the entire treatment plan. In short, dental implants are a substitute for tooth roots and form a stable foundation to retain, or even support, a Denture.
Relines & Repairs
This consists of adding new base material to the tissue side of a denture so it fits properly. Relining can restore your denture to a "like new fit". Your Denturist will need to take an impression inside your existing denture. Relining affects only the fit of your denture and will not change the appearance or other aspects. Relines are required when tissue changes occur due to resorption (shrinkage). Resorption can take months or years to happen.
It can be due to:
Most reline procedures can be completed in the same day, if soft lining is being used we require that the denture be left overnight. Most repair procedures can often be completed in one to two hours.
People should wear a mouth guard whenever they are involved in an activity with a risk of falls or of head contact with other players or equipment. This includes football, baseball, basketball, soccer, hockey, skateboarding, even gymnastics. We usually think of football and hockey as the most dangerous sports for teeth, but nearly half of sports-related mouth injuries occur in basketball and baseball.