When a denture is fabricated, the patient is asked to choose the shade of the teeth along with the dentist at the chair side. The patient would be given a face mirror to hold, and different variety of shades of teeth can be held up for the patient to see through the reflection of the mirror. The shade the approximated the adjacent tooth most should be chosen, and not the most desired shade by the patient. Therefore, choosing the shade of the teeth of the denture is always a delicate balance between what the dentist thinks is suitable, and what the patient wants. Continue reading →
Any denture wearers would like their dentures to be stable, retentive and esthetic. Thus ,choosing a good material to construct denture will ensure a well fitting and natural looking denture. Continue reading →
There are some common problems that can occur from wearing removable partial denture.
Plaque accumulation is the most seen effect as plaque is accumulated more at the denture bearing areas and around teeth where components are placed. This can be avoided by meticulous maintenance of oral hygiene and proper cleaning of denture. Continue reading →
Partial dentures are indeed a cheaper option compared to bridges and implants to replace missing teeth. But, how much do you know about the procedures to construct a partial denture? Continue reading →
Dental implants are artificial titanium tooth roots that are placed in the jaw bone for the purpose of restoring lost or deficient function.
Dental implants are usually performed under local anesthesia by an oral surgeon specializing in implantology. Many implants system are available and many factors need to be considered when making a choice.
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Dentures are artificial teeth placed inside the mouth to replace missing teeth for better function, speech and esthetics. Sore gums are often the main complaint of a denture wearer.
Causes and remedies for denture sore gums
Ill fitting denture
A denture that is not fitting properly may have pressure spots while functioning. Frequent pressure on these spots may cause sores and ulcers if they are not dealt with. Usually, you need to return to the dentist for review and they will identify the pressure spots and trim if off. If you have ulcers, the dentist would prescribe ulcer relieving agents. You can also apply aloe vera gel or eucalyptus oil or simply salt water gargling to speed up the healing.
If the denture really does not fit well (hindering speech, difficult to chew, poor esthetic), you may need to redo a new one.
As you aged, your jaw bone will resorb if there are no teeth to maintain its level. Thus, the denture would have to be relined, rebased or remade to fit the changing bony contours. Continue reading →