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Dentures: A Smile worthy Solution

DENTURES: A Smile worthy Solution DENTURE ESSENTIALS 21.7% MORE THAN ONE IN FIVE 6.6 % Canadians aged 60 to 79 were completely toothless in 2009. of the Canadian population aged 20-79 reports they have no teeth of their own TOOTH LOSS WHAT IS A DENTURE? Dental cavities and periodontal disease are major causes of tooth loss. Complete loss of natural teeth is widespread and particularly affects older people. Globally, about 30% of people aged 65-74 have no natural teeth A denture is a removable 0 replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. 2 TYPES OF DENTURES Complete Dentures Partial Dentures • Made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal • Usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base • Conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth about eight to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed • Used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw •A precision partial denture is removable and has internal • Immediate dentures are made in advance and can be psitioned as Soon as the teeth are removed attachments rather than clasps that attach to the adjacent crowns HOW ARE DENTURES MADE? The denture development process takes a few weeks and several appointments. Once your dentist or of teeth) determines what type of appliance is best for you, the general steps are to sthodontist (a dentist who specializes in the restoration and replacement 1. Make a series of impressions of your jaw and take measurements of how your jaws relate to one another and how much space is lululuriwilululi between them 2. Create models, wax forms, and/or plastic patterns in the exact shape and position of the denture to be made. You will "fry in" this model several times and the denture will be assessed for color, shape, and fit before the final denture is cast 3. Cast a final denture 4. Adjustments will be made as necessary To avoid misplacing your denture, store it in the same place after removal When you're not wearing the denture, soak it in denture cleanser or water If you wear a partial denture, remove it before brushing your natural teeth Denture adhesives may be recommended, especially for the first-time denture How do yoU care for a denture? Avoid using boiling water to sterilize the denture, because hot water can cause the denture to lose its shape wearer Remove and brush the denture daily with a denture cleanser and a brush The location of the dentist The type of dental insurance you have DENTURE COSTS Dental materials selected by the patient and the I dentist The possible requirement of an additional procedure A prosthodontist may charge more for his services INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT DENTURE HISTORY The type of warranty offered The complexity of the removable denture that is required The first known denture (artificial tooth replacement) was found in Mexico and consisted of animal teeth (probably wolf) dating back to 2500 BC At about 300 BC some Egyptian mummies had tooth replacements held in place with gold or silver wire. The Etruscans of Italy were known for using gold wire or bands to attach human and animal teeth (replacing missing natural teeth) around 700 BC RESOURCES: PEARL DENTURE CARE

Dentures: A Smile worthy Solution

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Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing mis...




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