Treatment guide

Removable Denture

Removable dentures are custom-made prosthetics for missing teeth.

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Removable Dentures Quick Details

WHO IS THIS FOR

  • People who have partially or fully missing teeth.

TREATMENT DURATION

  • Multiple visits over a period of 4-6 weeks.

RECOVERY TIME

  • It may take several weeks for you to get accustomed to your new dentures.

POTENTIAL RISKS & SIDE EFFECTS

  • Difficulty eating and speaking

  • Sores

  • Pain

  • Bleeding gums

ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS

How Do Removable Dentures Work?

Missing teeth cause a hindrance while eating or speaking. They put strain on the remaining teeth, and can cause a change in your ‘bite’ which is associated with problems of its own.

Dentures are made of a base plate with false teeth.The plate is either made of plastic, nylon, metal, or a mixture. The dentures have clasps that allow them to be attached to your mouth. There are two main types of dentures:

Full Dentures

As the name suggests these are made to be a replacement for all your upper or lower teeth.

Partial dentures

These dentures are built to replace a few missing teeth.

How Do I Get Removable Dentures?

Any teeth that need to be extracted, will be removed. Following this you will have to wait approximately 4 weeks to allow your gums to heal. Your dentist will take moulds of your mouth to create your dentures. You will choose the material after having a consultation with your dentist. The dentures will be created, and are then fitted in your mouth.

What Should I Expect From This Procedure?

After you’ve received your dentures, your dentist will give you a set of instructions in order to care for and preserve your dentures for longer. To start with, your dentist will ask you to wear your dentures at all times to get you accustomed to them, and also identify any issues you may have. If everything goes well, or the necessary changes or adjustments have been made, you should remove your dentures at night.

Dentures are not a one-off solution. Over time they will become loose or require refitting as your mouth will change. The material used to make your dentures also determines how long they will last, in addition to how well you follow care and hygiene instructions.

Dentures are a simple and budget-friendly treatment option for missing teeth. The results are satisfactory and can last long if cared for properly. Reach out to us anytime if you are unsure if dentures are the right option for you.

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