Dental Health and Dentures

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A denture in Spring is a removable replacement used for restoring your missing teeth. There are two types of dentures namely complete and partial dentures. As the name suggests, the partial dentures are used when some of your teeth and missing and complete dentures are used when all of your teeth are missing.

Complete Dentures

The complete dentures are made once all your teeth are removed and the gum tissue is allowed to heal. The denture can be placed 8 to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed.

Partial Dentures

The partial dentures work by placing crowns on the teeth on either side of the space by attaching artificial teeth to them. There are removable and fixed partial dentures and the dentist may recommend the best option for you.

Does Insurance Cover the Cost of Dentures?

Most of the dental insurance providers cover complete or partial cost of dentures.

How Are Dentures Made?

The dentist takes the impressions of your mouth and then decides which appliance is best for you. It may take a few weeks for the final denture to be ready.

Should I Use a Denture Adhesive?

It can be considered under the following circumstances:

  • Get satisfaction of the properly constructed denture.
  • Helps people with dry mouth as it lessens denture adherence.
  • Offers stability and security for people who place pressure on their facial muscles such as public speakers.

When Shouldn’t Denture Adhesives Be Considered?

  • When it is used as a solution for ill-fitting dentures.
  • When oral hygiene can’t be maintained.
  • When the adhesive has been used for a long time.
  • When you have allergy to adhesive’s ingredients.

How Are Denture Adhesives Applied?

  • Apply lesser amount than you think is required.
  • Distribute the adhesive evenly on the tissue bearing surface of the denture.
  • Reapply if necessary.
  • Apply adhesive only when the denture is thoroughly clean.
  • The adhesives work best only when you have well- fitting dentures.

What Are the Types of Denture Adhesives?

  • Paste application
  • Powder application

Are Denture Adhesives Safe?

These adhesives are safe only if used as directed by the dentist.