Reasons for dentures: Complete Dentures- Loss of all teeth in an arch.
Partial Dentures-loss of several teeth in an arch.
Enhencing smile and facial tissues.
Improving chewing, speech and digestion.
Removable Complete Denture:
When gums and bone heal properly, removable complete denture is prepared .
Types of dentures:
Complete and Partial Dentures
The process of getting denture require several appointments .There are about 5 appointments.
First appointment - Primary impression
Impression of gums and jaws is made with the help of trays. The trays used to make the impression are of standard pre fabricated sizes. of teeth set.
Second appointment - Final Impression:
This is very important step. It decides the fit of a denture. The tray used to make this impression is specially fabricated for every individual.This consist of two stages:
1. Border Moulding
2. Zinc-eugenol paste impression
Third appointment - Jaw Relation:
It decides position, size, shape of teeth and hence, is a significant step in denture making. With the help of wax a relation between upper and lower jaw bone noted. This relation is sent to laboratory
Fourth appointment – Trail :
With the help of jaw relation taken previously, a denture in wax is made where all the teeth are placed in wax. This trail denture is placed in patients mouth.This enables the patient to note the size , color,occlusion and overall appearance of his teeth .Any changes regarding his teeth can be fixed at this stage,hence is a decisive stage.
Fifth appointment – Denture Delivery :
A polished denture is delivered to the patient. Instructions of how to use a denture are given to the patient.
Sixth appointment - Follow-ups :
A new denture may hurt , like a shoe – bite. And hence may require little adjustments