Dentures are a replacement for missing teeth that can be removed and put back into your mouth as you please. Depending on each individual patient case, they may receive full or partial dentures. Full dentures are used when all of the natural teeth are removed from the mouth and replaced with a full set of dentures. There are two types of full dentures.
Conventional Full Dentures - This is when all the teeth are removed and the tissue is given time to heal before the dentures are placed. It could take a few months for the gum tissue to heal completely, and during this time you will be without teeth.
Immediate Full Dentures - Prior to having your teeth removed, your dentist takes measurements and has dentures fitted for your mouth. After removing the teeth, the dentures are immediately placed in your mouth. The benefit is that you do not have to spend any time without teeth. You will, however, need to have a follow up visit to refit your dentures because the jaw bone will slightly change shape as your mouth heals. The dentures will need to be tightened after the jaw bone has healed.
Partial dentures are another option when not all of your teeth need to be removed. This is similar to a bridge, but it is not a permanent fixture in your mouth.
Your dentures may take some time to get used to. The flesh colored base of the dentures is placed over your gums. Some people say that it feels bulky or that they don't have enough room for their tongue. Other times the dentures might feel loose. These feelings will affect the way you eat and talk for a little while. Over time, your mouth becomes trained to eat and speak with your dentures and they begin to feel more and more like your natural teeth. They may never feel perfectly comfortable, but it is much better than the alternative of not having teeth.
Even though dentures are not real teeth, you should care for them like they are. You should brush them to remove plaque and food particles before removing your dentures. After they have been removed you should place them directly into room temperature water or a denture cleaning solution. Never use hot water because it could warp the dentures. Your dentures are delicate, so make sure you are careful when handling them so you don't drop them. Also, never try to adjust your dentures yourself. You could ruin them, so you should always seek assistance from your dentist if they feel uncomfortable or loose.
U/L Dentures, No before pics. Believe it or not but these are Dentures, they feel like her own teeth and they looks very natural.
From firts picture : Not happy with old teeth, Now this is called smiling -new teeth.., Patient obviously very please, Smiling wide with old teeth, What adifference it makes, smiling comes from within
80 years old Patient, Wearing dentures for over 50 years, Very little gums/bone left to support a new denture. She was very pleased with the fitt and she came only one time for adjustments.
From firts picture : After New Dentures, She was so pleased, After treatment, Before treatment, Years before new dentures.
Please use this case to show the Over-denture, the numbers are for the order of the pictures, The full face is for the initial shot for the gallery.
From first picture : Not what you want,Can't smile or Won't smile !, Remaining teeth are very badly decayed, Roots are retained and used to support the denture, Very nice Smille, immediately after removing bad teeth and delivering the Overdenture, Esthetic can be further improved after healing., Obviously a Very Satisfyed Patient.
From first picture :Patient Old teeth, New teeth, what a difference, With old teeth, With her new Teeth, younger profile, When she is smiling, she won't show her teeth, Now She is really smiling, Notice the younger looks.This is called Extreme Make Over, Smile Left, Smile Right.