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Dentures


  • • A Denture is an artificial replacement of the missing teeth.

  • • They are made of acrylic/ plastic material.

  • • They are removable replacements.

  • • Dental Dentures

What are Complete dentures:

  • • These are artificial replacement given for completely missing upper or lower or both teeth.

  • • It enables to regain the functions of chewing.

What are Partial dentures?

  • • Partial dentures are removable appliance given when one or more natural teeth are absent.

  • • What are the initial teething problems with the denture?

  • • A new denture may take a little time to get adapted to the oral environment.

  • • Minor irritation or ulcers may develop initially until the muscles around the mouth get trained to your biting pattern.

  • • Difficulty in chewing food.

  • • Difficulty in speaking.

Can I eat all types of food with dentures?

  • • Patient should start using the denture by chewing equally on both sides.

  • • To start with take soft small pieces of food and slowly include other foods into the diet pattern.

  • • Avoid intake of more sticky and hard food stuffs.


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Tips to maintain a denture:

    • • Clean both sides of your denture everyday with denture brush and warm water.

    • • Remove your dentures at night and soak it in denture cleanser solution.

    • • Before re-inserting the denture, rinse your mouth with a mouth wash.

    • • The dentures must never be left to dry when outside the mouth since it will cause shrinkage of the material and thus change in shape.

    • • DO’S:

    • • Read news papers to improve speech.

    • • Bite the food equally on both sides to preventing lifting of dentures.

    • • Keep your hands in front of the mouth while sneezing or coughing to prevent falling of denture.

    • • Always drink water by sipping the glass instead of lifting it.

BPS DENTURES (BIOFUNCTIONAL PROSTHETIC SYSTEM)

      • • BPS DENTURES

      • • “BPS DENTURES ARE MORE PATIENT FRIENDLY”

      • • “LIFE LIKE DENTURES”

      • • It is a full mouth or complete denture.

      • • They satisfy the overall needs of the patient as the construction involves high quality and technical skills enabling a good esthetic appearance with great comfort.


ADVANTAGES OF BPS DENTURES OVER REGULAR DENTURES

      • • Reproduce the required functional efficiency of the natural teeth.

      • • Highly fracture resistant.

      • • Patient can consume hard foods

      • • A well fit of the denture is obtained.

      • • Even the gum shade can be altered.

What are Flexible Dentures?

      • • Flexible Dentures

      • • These are partial dentures; used to replace one or more missing natural teeth.

      • • Unlike previous partial dentures which were rigid, they are flexible and blend with the tissues.

What are the benefits of flexible dentures?

      • • Flexible partial dentures are the comfortable, beautiful, and affordable choice

      • • The innovation of the Valplast Flexible Partial allows the restoration to adapt to the constant movement and flexibility in your mouth.

      • • It does not involve any metal framework along with the denture.

      • • The flexibility, combined with strength and light weight, provides total comfort and great looks!

      • • The material itself blends with the tissue in your mouth so that the only thing that shows is your beautiful smile.

How to maintain flexible dentures?

        • • Clean the flexible denture regularly under running water. Brushing the denture must be avoided as it will reduce the surface smoothness and polish.

        • • Soak the denture in water over night or whenever not worn in mouth to keep the surface hydrated.

        • • Remember to brush the teeth and gums regularly. The denture must be removed before brushing.

Implant supported dentures:

          • • An implant supported denture is a fixed type of denture.

          • • Implants are placed both in the upper and lower jaws which support the denture.

          • • supported dentures

          • • Implant support


ADVANTAGES

      • • Fixed

      • • No palatal coverage

      • • Does not interfere with speech.

Authored By : Dr. S. Hemamalathi and Dr. K. S Senthil Kumar

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