Dentures are a conventional, age old, tried and tested method of replacing missing teeth for the geriatric patients. Having complete dentures helps with chewing as well as supporting one's facial structure and improving ones speech. With immediate dentures, you can have a full set of teeth while you are waiting for your gums to heal and your bone to realign after having teeth removed. So, immediate dentures are a great alternative during that time.
Conventional dentures are removable, however there are many different denture designs, some which rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth or are fixed over implants.
Dentures require constant maintenance with soft relining every 2 to 3 years. Your gum tissue and jaw bone shrink with time. This causes the denture to become loose resulting in a poor fit. A visit to your dentist for an oral health examination will determine the cause of your ill-fitting dentures. Take a consult on how to improve the fit of your ill-fitting denture with implant support.
Indications: Removable or Implant-supported Denture, for the Senior Citizens who want to enjoy life to the fullest!
We offer multiple cycles of teeth whitening based on the individual requirement of the patient. The teeth whitening is offered at a competitive and affordable cost at our dental centre.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
There is not a removable prosthesis made for the mouth that is permanent. The mouth is constantly changing. On average a partial or a full denture may be expected to last about 5 years.
If your dentures are over 5 years old and if they have not been relined every 2/3 years you probably will have some problems with the fit of your dentures. Your gum tissue and jaw bone shrink with time. This causes the denture to become loose resulting in a poor fit. A visit to your denturist for an oral health examination will determine the cause of your ill-fitting dentures.
With advancing age & gum disease the jawbone shrinks and therefore dentures especially in the lower arch become unstable. The best way to treat these situations is by providing 2 to 4 implants, which can provide an attachment for the denture to grip on.
Composite Resin veneers over a period of time can discolor or chip and may need maintainance or periodic redoing. However, Ceramic veneers are resistant to staining and are a permanent option.
Implants last 20 years or a lifetime with proper care and regular yearly checkups. Some factors, which could reduce the life expectancy of implants:
- General Health
- Oral Hygiene
- Grinding Your Teeth
Some parts of the implants may need replacing with time because of wear or deterioration.
Dentures vary in cost depending on the material used for fabrication. Sometimes, in certain cases, there is a requirement of a metal framework which may cost more. To request a quote, call us on opus dental specialities.
Zoom Bleach or Laser bleach is done at the clinic by application of a concentrated gel onto the teeth & exposing the same to Laser or a metal halide light for the release of nascent oxygen for the desired effect. The procedure is completed within 15 minutes to 1 hour.
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Prosthodontist & General Dentist
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