Denture and Plates - Derrimut Dental

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Denture and Plates:

Dentures are a replacement for missing teeth that can be removed and put back into your mouth as you please. Depending on each individual patient case, they may receive full or partial dentures. Denture improves a patient’s facial appearance and self esteem. The absent of teeth can lead to a sunken, collapsed appearance to the mouth area. A denture is the simplest, least experience method to capture a normal youthful appearance when someone has lost all of the teeth

Full Denture

Full dentures are used when all of the natural teeth are removed from the mouth and replaced with a full set of dentures. Denture improves a patient’s facial appearance and self esteem. The absent of teeth can lead to a sunken, collapsed appearance to the mouth area. A denture is the simplest, least experience method to capture a normal youthful appearance when someone has lost all of the teeth


There are two types of full dentures.

Conventional Full Dentures - This is when all the teeth are removed and the tissue is given time to heal before the dentures are placed. It could take a few months for the gum tissue to heal completely, and during this time you will be without teeth.

Immediate Full Dentures - Prior to having your teeth removed, your dentist takes measurements and has dentures fitted for your mouth. After removing the teeth, the dentures are immediately placed in your mouth. The benefit is that you do not have to spend any time without teeth. You will, however, need to have a follow up visit to refit your dentures because the jaw bone will slightly change shape as your mouth heels. The dentures will need to be tightened after the jaw bone has healed.

Removal Partial Denture

Removable Partial dentures are another option when not all of your teeth need to be removed. This is similar to a bridge, but it is not a permanent appliance in your mouth. Removable partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth attached to pink or gum-colored plastic bases, which are connected by metal framework. Removable partial dentures attach to your natural teeth with metal clasps or devices called precision attachments.

Your dentures may take some time to get used to. The flesh coloured base of the dentures is placed over your gums. Some people say that it feels bulky or that they don't have enough room for their tongue. Other times the dentures might feel loose. These feelings will affect the way you eat and talk for a little while. Over time, your mouth becomes trained to eat and speak with your dentures and they begin to feel more and more like your natural teeth. They may never feel perfectly comfortable, but it is much better than the alternative of not having teeth.


Even though dentures are not real teeth, you should care for them like they are. You should brush them to remove plaque and food particles and then place them directly into room temperature water or a denture cleaning solution. Never use hot water to clean or soak because it could warp the dentures. Your dentures are delicate, so make sure you are careful when handling them so you don't drop them. Also, never try to adjust your dentures yourself. Please always seek assistance from your dentist if they feel uncomfortable or loose.