When you lose all of your teeth, you self-image is affected due to the change of your appearance. Tooth loss also affects the way you speak, bite, and chew, and even increases the risk of developing nutritional problems and health disorders. Good thing, we at Manchester Smiles offer a great and elegant remedy for this problem: Removable Full Dentures.
Removable dentures serve as a replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. The two types are complete dentures which replace all of the missing teeth and the partial dentures which replace only some of the missing teeth because some of the natural teeth still remain.
- Complete dentures – conventional complete dentures are made after the teeth has been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal and should be ready for placement in the mouth about 8 to 12 weeks after the removal of teeth. Immediate complete dentures on the other hand are made in advance and are ready for placement right away as soon as the teeth are removed. These are considered as temporary replacements until the conventional dentures are ready.
- Partial dentures – removable partial dentures consist of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum colored plastic base that holds the denture place in the mouth. Partial dentures are used when there are still on or more natural teeth that remain in the upper or lower jaw. A partial denture does not only fill in the spaces created by the missing teeth, it prevents the other from shifting position.
For complete dentures, the following are the styles you can choose from:
- Economy Dentures – The Economy Denture is the most affordable denture and is selected by many patients. It is processed by our on-site lab and individually fit for you. The dentist and lab technician will determine the size, shape and look of the teeth, based on your needs
- Custom Dentures – The Custom Denture is made with more expensive teeth for a more natural-looking denture. The denture teeth are set in a wax base so you may try them in to see how the denture will look before it is completed. You may make changes to suit you, consistent with your dental needs.
- Deluxe Dentures – Our Deluxe Denture is made using deluxe-quality denture teeth and offers a high level of durability, stain resistance and a natural look. This denture allows for more customization to achieve a natural look
- Premium Dentures – The Premium Denture is very high in natural appearance. It is made using premium-quality denture teeth, which are impact, wear and stain resistant. As with the Custom and Deluxe Dentures, the teeth are first set in wax for you to try in. Changes may be made at that time.
- Ultra Dentures – The Ultra Denture is made using three-layered, high-density, “portrait quality” denture teeth, which provides a brilliant natural appearance. Our Ultra Denture also offers one of the highest levels possible of durability and stain resistance, and we use a leading acrylic gum base for strength, durability and visual appeal.
- Ultimate Dentures – The Ultimate Denture is the most advanced denture made with original high-pressure injection technology. This unique process creates dentures that fit every outline of your mouth and oral structure and are second-to-none. The dentures are also particularly strong, lightweight, as well as odor and stain resistant
How to take care of your dentures:
- Your dentist will recommend a denture cleaner and look for the one that’s recommended by American Dental Association
- When cleaning your partial denture, stand over a folded towel on the sink in case you accidentally drop the denture
- Do not use toothpaste for cleaning dentures as it may be too harsh
- To remove food deposits and plaque, brush your dentures daily. This will help the denture from becoming permanently stained
- A regular, soft-bristled toothbrush is acceptable to use for brushing dentures but it would be better if you use one that’s designed for cleaning dentures
- Thoroughly rinse off food particles and brush all denture surfaces gently to avoid damaging the plastic
- The denture should be kept moist because it might lose its proper shape
- Do not chew, swallow, or gargle with denture cleansers
- Always wash the denture thoroughly before placing it in your mouth.