Denturology is a branch of dentistry specialized in dentures. Dentures are mobile pieces that replace natural teeth and gums. An accident, disease or poor oral care may cause tooth decay and loss and the dentist may recommend dentures to replace the missing teeth.
Dentures have the benefit to improve chewing, speech, digestion and the appearance of your smile.
There are two types of dentures: partial or complete. Complete dentures (or “full dentures”) are used when all teeth are missing, whereas partial dentures (also known as “partials”) replace only the missing teeth and keep the alignment of natural teeth.
Metal alloys, ceramic and acrylic resin are the most common materials used for the fabrication of dentures.
The installation of dentures requires several visits and are made directly at the FAIRMOUNT DENTAL CENTER.
Dental Prothesis Installation Procedure
During your first visit, a denturological exam is made. The dentist then takes measurements and makes a model (cast) of your teeth. The dentures are designed to adapt to your morphology, jaw movement and the appearance of your teeth. On the last visit, the specialist will adjust your dentures to ensure a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing fit.
On the first days of use of your dentures, it is possible to feel increased salivation, some jaw pain and a difficulty to speak and chew, but these symptoms will gradually diminish as your mouth adapts to the new dentures.
It is important to know that your dentures have to be cleaned every day like your natural teeth. Otherwise, the plaque and tartar may accumulate and then migrate towards your natural teeth causing stains, persistent bad breath (halitosis), caries and gum problems.
A regular maintenance program, good oral hygiene, a balanced diet and regular visits to your dentist will help keep your dentures in good condition for several years.
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