What will you receive from first appointment?
Save up to € 200 compared to other clinics for a dentist diagnostics
Printed treatment plan without obligations with all the pros and cons
2 to 3 alternative treatments (cheap and more expensive)
(with XRAY + € 30)
If one or more teeth should be replaced
A plate or frame dentures, also called partial dentures, is a replacement of one or more teeth. This is a good solution if you lost tooth or need to replace crown or implant. You can take the dentures out of your mouth.
Full dentures are made of a pink colored resin. The artificial teeth are anchored in it. The dentures rest on the mucous membrane of the mouth. It may be attached with anchors to the remaining teeth.
Differences between the Partial and Full dentures
Full dentures are is cheaper than partial one, but they have some disadvantages. As the full dentures support your gums, they can easily provoke problems with the gums. Your gums must have the power for chewing. Also, food stays easily under the dentures. This causes the inflammation of the gums.
Partial dentures are fixed on your teeth and have a less impact on your gums. That’s why your gums are fee much better. You need to decide which variant is most suitable for and consult your dentist for help.
Creation of Full or Partial dentures
Depending on whether your dentist makes full or partial dentures, he decides problems with your teeth on a different way. First, he prints your jaws. For this he uses a print spoon which is filled with a special print material. In the dental laboratory, this print is filled with gypsum. The result is a gypsum model. With this spoon, another print is made to get a more accurate gypsum model. According to this your dentures will be made. In total, you will need five or six dental visits to make full dentures. All in all, it takes about five weeks to complete.
The first days with dentures
After the few days of dentures placement, the dentist will check its fit. For the first moment after placement of dentures it will be a little bit uncomfortably to speak. This is a normal process. You just have to get used to dentures. If there any problems you should contact your dentist.
How to clean dentures?
A lot of food can be left under your dentures. Therefore, you need to clean them after each meal with a special denture brush, such as Lactona or Oral-B, and water. Also clean the mucous membrane under your dentures (your jaw and transition from the jaw to the cheeks) and brush your own teeth carefully. Use a plain soft toothbrush with fluoride toothpaste. Take extra attention to removing dental plaque. Your dentist or dental hygienist can inform you about this.
Clean your dentures daily with cleaning products bought at a drugstore. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Ask your therapist or dental hygienist for advice. Put your dentures on a special cleaning device once a week. This prevents the formation of tartar on your dentures. Then brush your denture well and rinse it with water. Never put your dentures in hot water and don’t use any bleach or abrasives.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to take off dentures at night?
Sometimes people can grind teeth. This may cause unnecessary pressure on the dentures. Also your gums can recover faster if you take dentures off at night. Consult your dentist what you can do the best.
Keep dentures in a glass of water. Change water every day. You can also store the dentures in a glass filled with a detergent. Always rinse the dentures thoroughly with water before placing it in your mouth.
How long dentures can serve?
In normal use, in 5 years and 10 years dentures should be replaced. An emergency dentures can serve from 6 months to 1 year.