Full dentures or complete dentures are a type of denture that covers the entire mouth. A full denture will be used if all of your upper or lower teeth need to be extracted or if your current denture needs to be replaced. Full dentures come in three varieties: overdentures, conventional, and immediate. Depending on your demands and health, your full dentures dentist will recommend the best type of denture. Dr. Ronald Ayzin at Laguna Dental Center has been treating patients since 2017 and can provide expert advice on the best sort of complete dentures for your needs.
What are Full Dentures?
A prosthetic appliance comprised of acrylic, dental porcelain, or ceramic is a full or complete denture. The complete upper or lower set of lost teeth is replaced with a detachable appliance.
What are the types of Full or Complete Dentures?
There are two types of full dentures: immediate and conventional
Until the moment of converting to conventional dentures, immediate dentures are worn. Following tooth extraction, immediate full dentures are worn to preserve the gums and promote complete healing.
Conventional dentures seem like your natural teeth because they are permanent. Conventional dentures fit you perfectly since they are produced just for you and progressively adapt to your mouth.
What is an Overdenture?
A type of denture supported by dental implants is an overdenture. These dentures click onto attachments of teeth implants rather than attaching to your gums with adhesive, offering better stability than conventional dentures and preserving jawbone density.
Fixed implant-supported overdenture
An implant-supported overdenture that is locked in and cannot be removed is known as a fixed implant-supported overdenture. Although it is the most stable form of overdenture, cleaning it may be difficult because only the dentist can take it out.
Bar-retained implant-supported overdenture
A bar affixed to the implant in a bar-retained implant-supported overdenture allows for the attachment of the denture. This design offers greater security than conventional dentures and enables the denture to clip on and off the implants as necessary.
Ball-retained implant-supported overdenture
A ball-retained implant-supported overdenture is a type of overdenture where the abutment is ball-shaped. A ball-retained design is a great option for the lower arch, where two or four implants are often placed in the jawbone since it gives stability and enhanced functioning over traditional dentures.
How does the Full Dentures Process Work?
Dentures are created just for you; thus, a process is followed to guarantee that yours fit, look, and function perfectly. The following steps are commonly included in the complete dentures procedure.
- A dental examination. The first step in establishing the condition of your teeth and oral health is a dental examination. We will look for any indications of illness, tooth decay, or prior dental work that could impact the fabrication of your dentures throughout the examination. Before attaching the dentures and removing them, we’ll also check for any teeth that could need to be extracted.
- Making dentures. Once it is determined that you are a good candidate for full dentures and that your gums have healed completely, we will take measurements and mold your teeth to guarantee that your dentures fit perfectly. The lab will construct the dentures according to specifications from these measurements.
- Fitting the dentures. You will be contacted to come to our office for a fitting once the dentures are finished. You shouldn’t feel discomfort or have any other problems when you wear it. Then, if required, we make changes to your dentures.
You’ll need some time to become used to using your prosthesis. Once you’ve properly adapted to your dentures, it will ultimately have the same function and control over your teeth. However, you may first experience some difficulties eating and speaking with it.