Dental prostheses, partial or full, are used as an economical alternative solution for jaw reconstruction when implants are not a viable option.
A partial or partial denture is used to replace several teeth and is supported by clasps or rests for stability.
A complete denture is most commonly used in the case of losing all teeth. It is recommended as an alternative and economical solution for reconstructing a toothless jaw when implants are not an option. It can be made from acrylic or wironit. Acrylic dentures are more cost-effective, while wironit dentures are made from metal and acrylic, making them stronger.
What is the procedure for making a complete acrylic denture?
The creation of a complete acrylic denture consists of several steps, and the exact process will be explained by your dentist during consultations.
- Consultation and Planning
- The first step is a consultation with the dentist. During this meeting, the dentist will examine the oral cavity, the condition of the remaining ridge, the condition of the mucosa, and discuss with you your expectations and options.
- If it is decided that a dental prosthesis is the therapy that will meet your expectations for managing edentulism, the process of making it begins.
- Tooth Impression
First, an alginate impression is taken to make an individual tray and sent to the laboratory for making.
- Functional Impression
When the individual tray is received from the laboratory, new impressions are taken with silicone masses to obtain as accurate an impression as possible for making the working model. Models are again poured in the laboratory, and bite templates are made on them.
- Determining the inter-jaw relationships
After receiving the bite templates from the laboratory, the inter-jaw relationships are determined according to professional rules, and with the help of tables, it is calculated what kind of teeth the patient had before the loss. What were their sizes, shapes, and colors.
- Review of tooth setup, phonation, and mastication
Occlusion and movements of the so-called articulation are checked.
- Delivery of the Acrylic Denture
The denture is delivered, its function is checked, negative pressure, relation to the masticatory muscles, phonation, aesthetic appearance, occlusion, and articulation.
The patient is reappointed for a few days for a check-up to see if everything is alright or if there is a little pressure somewhere.
What is important to know about total dentures?
After the creation of total acrylic dentures, it is essential to maintain daily hygiene of the oral cavity and the acrylic dentures. Dentures should be brushed twice a day with a soft brush and paste, and when not in the oral cavity, keep them in distilled water and occasionally put denture cleaning tablets in the water. When the denture is out of the oral cavity, care should be taken not to mechanically damage the denture.
Lifetime warranty on all implants and superstructures against breakage.
Five years warranty on all metal-ceramic and zircon-ceramic crowns.
Five years warranty on all wironit dentures.
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