2 AnswersOver time, dentures will need to be relined, rebased, or remade due to normal wear. To reline or rebase a denture, the dentist uses the existing denture teeth and refits the denture base or makes a new denture base. Dentures may need to be replaced if they become loose and the teeth show signs of significant wear. Dentures become loose because a mouth naturally changes with age. Bone and gum ridges can recede or shrink, causing jaws to align differently. Shrinking ridges can cause dentures to fit less securely. Loose dentures can cause health problems, including sores and infections. A loose denture also makes chewing more difficult and may change your facial features. It's important to replace worn or poorly-fitting dentures before they cause problems.
5 AnswersYou can seriously damage your dentures and harm your health by trying to adjust or repair your dentures. A denture that is not made to fit properly can cause irritation and sores.
See your dentist if your dentures break, crack, chip, or if one of the teeth becomes loose. A dentist can often make the necessary adjustments or repairs on the same day. A person who lacks the proper training will not be able to reconstruct the denture. This can cause greater damage to the denture and may cause problems in your mouth. Glue sold over-the-counter often contains harmful chemicals and should not be used on dentures.
2 AnswersYour mouth naturally changes as you age, which can affect the fit of your removable partial denture. Your bone ridges can shrink, making a space under the denture. Food can get trapped. The denture clasps also may get loose from normal wear. Anything that affects the close fit of the removable partial denture can cause irritation and sores.
If the denture needs adjusting, do not adjust it yourself. You can harm both the denture and your health. A badly adjusted partial denture can cause sores and irritation. Do not use household glues because they can have harmful chemicals and may not be useful for fixing your removable partial denture.
6 AnswersDental implants are posts that are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw, where they function as a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth. If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported denture can replace the missing teeth and some of the tooth roots. Because the dental implants integrate with the jawbone, an implant-supported denture tends to be comfortable and stable, allowing you to bite and chew naturally.
If you have lost your teeth, whether because of injury or disease, dentures can help. If your dentist suggests conventional dentures, you won't receive the dentures until all your teeth have been removed and you've healed from the removal process, which could take several months. If your dentist suggests immediate complete dentures, you will have a model of your jaw made during an "introductory" visit. With this type of denture, you don't have to go several months without teeth, because your dentist places the immediate dentures right after the last of your natural teeth are removed.
Whichever dentures you and your dentist decide on, you will likely notice a big difference in your daily life. With dentures, you will be able to eat and talk as usual. Dentures also can help prevent your facial muscles from sagging.
With immediate dentures, the denture wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period. An immediate complete denture is inserted as soon as the remaining teeth are removed.
A conventional full denture is made and placed in the patient’s mouth after the remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed which may take several months.
1 AnswerSaul Miller, Dentistry, answered
The success rate of immediate dentures is excellent. An important element of the success is informing the patient of realistic expectations and discussing the risks and benefits of treatment, along with reviewing their part in the process. No matter how well made, a denture will not function like your natural teeth.
With an immediate denture you should notice that the unattractive, non-restorable, periodontally involved, infected teeth are no longer present, and your appearance has improved. At first your face may show signs that extractions have been performed, the bite may need adjustment, sore spots may need to be relieved and you may require time to adapt to the denture. You should expect that there will be learning period for eating, speaking and wearing the denture.
With an immediate denture there may be post-delivery discomfort and uneven bite that may take time and/or several visits to resolve. In addition after the "gums" have healed you will most likely need a reline to more closely adapt the denture to the gums. At this point the immediate denture essentially functions like a conventional denture.
It is important to be aware that you are an important part of the success of immediate denture services. Everything may be done with excellence and you may still need time, perseverance and work to adapt to having the denture in your mouth and functioning in a satisfactory manner.
3 AnswersImmediate dentures can be made by a general dentist or by a prosthodontist, a dentist who specializes in dentures, bridges, and other methods of restoring your teeth.
After you have your remaining teeth extracted, a dentist or oral surgeon will put your immediate dentures in place.
1 AnswerJerry Gordon, Dentistry, answeredYes, especially if the teeth are infected or loose. If the situation is not urgent, you might consider waiting until after delivery. You will need to have your dentist check with your OB/GYN to see if local anesthetic with epinephrine can be used and what medications are allowed.
1 AnswerSaul Miller, Dentistry, answered
First it is essential to have a complete oral examination and radiographs taken to evaluate your mouth, teeth, bite and jaws. There may be many options available to treat and maintain your teeth for many years. The options may include fillings, crowns, gum treatment, root canal treatment, implant restorations, removable partial dentures and bridges.
When a patient has multiple teeth in an arch which have advanced periodontal disease with hopeless prognosis, are no longer restorable (fixable) and/or require extensive treatment which the patient is not prepared to accept or undergo, then a denture may be one of the only acceptable options for that patient. If this patient elects to maintain the front teeth until they can be immediately replaced, then an immediate denture allows the front teeth to be removed on the same day that the immediate denture is delivered.
In this way the patient can maintain what he or she feels is an acceptable appearance until the teeth can be extracted and the immediate is inserted.