Dentures are removable substitutes for lost teeth. They can be removed and put back in your mouth. It takes time to get used to dentures. The feeling will never be the same as with natural teeth, even if today’s dentures look natural and are more comfortable than ever.

There are essentially two types of dentures: Full denture and Partial denture. Your dentist will help you select the type of prosthesis that fits you depending on whether your teeth are replaced. If there are teeth left that can be used to secure a Partial denture is usually an advantage.

How prostheses works
A Full denture made of gum-colored PMMA casing with teeth made of plastic or porcelain. Överkäksprotesens base covers the palate (roof of the mouth) while the prosthesis to the lower jaw is shaped like a horseshoe for the tongue to fit.

Dentures are custom made by a dental technician after an impression taken in your mouth. Your dentist will determine which of the following three prostheses is best for the dog.

Regular Full denture 

A traditional Full denture is inserted in the mouth after any remaining teeth removed and tissues have healed. Healing may take several months and during that time was often used to be without teeth.

Immediate Full denture 

An immediate Full denture is inserted into the mouth immediately after the last teeth removed. Your dentist has been measured and made models of the jaw on a previous visit. With immediate dentures, you’ll never be without teeth, but they must be changed several times after the insertion. This is because the jaw bone that supports the teeth change when it heals, which means that the prosthesis gradually loose.

Partial denture 

A Partial denture rests on a cast metal frame attached to your natural teeth. Sometimes crowns are placed on some of your natural teeth to act as anchors for the denture. Partial denture is a removable alternative to a bridge.

How long it takes before you get used to having dentures
New dentures may feel awkward or uncomfortable the first few weeks or months. It takes training to eat and talk with dentures. The muscles of the cheeks and jaw need time to learn how to hold the prosthesis in place. Increased saliva flow, a feeling that the tongue does not fit and minor irritations or sores are not unusual.


Some tips on caring for your dentures

– Keep prostheses over a towel or a sink of water when removing or inserting them. Dentures are delicate and can break if you drop them.

– Do not let dry out prostheses. Put them in a special solution for prostheses or plain water when you’re not using them.

– Never use hot water, it can cause them to become crooked.

– Brush the prostheses every day to remove food particles and plaque. This also prevents that they become discolored. You can use ultrasonic cleaners to care for your dentures, but it does not replace thorough daily cleaning.

– Brush your gums, tongue and palate every morning with a soft brush before you insert the prostheses. This helps to remove cells that detached from the epithelial surface.

– Contact your dentist if implants breaks, cracks or loose. Do not try to adjust them yourself this can damage them so that they may not be able to cook.