Complete dentures can be either immediate or conventional. They help to fill out your face which may have looked sunken due to loss of teeth.
Dentures not only improve dental health but also improve your physical health as they helps to bring back your chewing efficiency.
Immediate dentures can be inserted soon after the removal of teeth so that patient doesn’t want to stay toothless during the healing period.
However, these can be considered only as a temporary solution as it may require frequent adjustments during and after the healing period and should be replaced with conventional denture in future.
Conventional dentures are placed 8 to 12 weeks after teeth extraction when the gums and bone are found to be in adequate health to receive them.
Treatment starts with initial clinical examination to determine current status of oral health.
Proper investigation is done to rule out any interferences that may affect the process of denture making and fitting.
Pre prosthetic surgical procedures might be required in some cases with irregular bony contours, sharp and abnormal projections, to increase denture foundation area, to increase height of bone receiving denture and also to improve the quality of tissue available for supporting the prosthesis.
This is followed by registering all the details with impression and a model is poured out of it to receive a replica of the patient’s oral cavity. Later, shade selection and jaw relation procedures are performed.
After the completion of lab procedures, dentures will be delivered to you at the earliest after the trials.
Adaptation of denture is checked during the delivery.
Slight discomfort is common after denture placement and you might require some time to get adapted with the new teeth. However, eventually you’ll get the same level of functionality and control as with your real teeth.
It might take a week or two to get adjusted with your new companion. Start with soft food and get familiarise with the process, and as the time goes slowly introduce your regular diet.