Dentures are a replacement for missing teeth that can be removed and replaced for the surrounding tissues as well. This is prosthodontic dentistry, as well. It can help you feel more confident about yourself, regain your healthy eating habits, and also improve the way of speaking.
What are the different kinds of dentures?
Complete dentures:Complete dentures are replacements or prosthetic devices for missing teeth. They are also called full dentures and are either “conventional” or “immediate.” The dentures are made after the removal of teeth. Sooner, the gum tissue begins to heal in about eight to twelve weeks. On the other hand, the immediate dentures are quite advanced and can be placed soon after the teeth are removed.
Partial Dentures:Partial Dentures are customized to replace some teeth or even replace an entire upper or lower set of teeth. Your partial dentures are designed mostly to meet your needs and also replace one or more missing teeth.
Immediate Dentures: An immediate denture is the best option when tooth extraction can’t be avoided. You can also go with fully functional teeth on the day of extraction itself by immediate dentures.
Premium dentures:Premium Dentures are custom created in state-of-the-art denture lab. The gums are mainly characterized, and all of the anterior teeth are porcelain rather than acrylic so that it might give a more natural look and feel as well.
Flexi Dentures: These dentures are being considered one of the most secure options, and are also another type of partial dentures·
Advantages of Flexi denture:
- It is more secure and comfortable.
- It has better aesthetics as there are no visible metal clasps, and so it creates a very natural and beautiful result and increased confidence.
- It has a higher rate of durability, making it fracture-resistant than the other acrylic.
- Unlike the other partials, it might be having teeth added or replaced over time.
- Its affordability and great aesthetics make it different and best.
What is the diet to be followed when you have dentures?
For some, it might be uncomfortable and weird in the first place, and others might get along with it quickly.
- It is always preferred to have a soft diet in the beginning.
- It is also recommended to chew slowly using both sides of the mouth.
- Take baby steps and slowly practice with your normal diet.
- It would be better if you avoid sticky or hard food.
- Be careful when you consume hot or hard foods and shells or sharp-edged bones.
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