What is a complete or full denture?

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Our teeth help is in chewing, eating, smiling, talking and play a significant role in our facial structure and appearance. But what would happen if you lost all your teeth? Frightening right? Well don’t worry, We’ve got you covered! Complete or full dentures are prosthetic devices that are provided to replace missing teeth. When all the teeth of both upper & lower jaws are missing, the patient is called Edentulous. The patient is left only with the mucosa- gums over the bone. A set of complete upper & Lower denture is prepared for these patients. The dentures are supported by the remaining Gums- mucosa & the Bone of the Jaws. This Complete denture fulfil the following requirements of the patients

Mastication- eating & biting
Maintaining stability of Head- Jaws- Neck- back bone
Maintaining stability of Jaw Joint- T M JOINT

How Will Dentures Help an Edentulous (having no teeth) Person?

Dentures are very important for persons with missing all teeth or completely edentulous arches. Getting dentures help in the following:
Chewing and Eating: This is the primary function of teeth and replacement of missing teeth with complete denture help in effective chewing and biting.
Aesthetics: We don’t realise often but our teeth play a very important role in our facial structure, its form, shape and overall aesthetics of the individual. Missing teeth can give a sunken or drooping facial structure, which can be corrected by dentures.
Speech: Our teeth, along with the tongue and palate, play a crucial role in speech. Many syllables we pronounce require teeth to be present. But, in a person with missing teeth, speech is affected. Dentures, therefore, help restore speech and enable them to pronounce words that contain sibilants and fricatives.
Jaw joint Stability: The position of the Jaw joint- TM Joint depends on the Teeth present in the mouth. Teeth, provides the Vertical Height- length – to our Face. They also provide the stability to the Jaw joint. Thus, denture’s provide Stability to T m Joint
Self-esteem and confidence: Our smile is intricately linked with our self-esteem. Individuals who have beautiful smiles are often more confident and have high self-esteem. While losing a tooth or all your teeth can impact your self-esteem, dentures can help boost confidence and restore your self-esteem.

What are the steps taken to make dentures?

The process of getting your complete denture can be a relatively long one as compared to other dental treatment options. It is a multi-step procedure that needs multiple sittings.
1. The first step - A primary impression of the upper and lower ridges. These are used to create a plaster model that resemble your upper and lower teeth-less arches.
2. Final Impression - These models are now used to fabricate customized trays to take the next set of impressions, also called as final impression. This impression is used to prepare a stronger cast on which the final fabrication of your dentures will begin.
3. Jaw relation - Since there are no teeth in your mouth, there is no way to determine the relative position of your jaws with each other. To determine this, a jaw relation is taken on wax rims.
4. Trial- In - This jaw relation is used to set your teeth in wax and the adjustments are made by placing these rims in your mouth. Once the bite, the appearance and speech have been adjusted and finalized by the dentist, the dentures are sent for their final fabrication step to the dental laboratory.
5. Denture Insertion - The finished and polished final dentures arrive and are ready to be delivered to you. It can take a while to get adjusted to your new dentures but the dentists at Rutudent’s Bhawsar Dental Clinic & Research Centre are always available to help you out.


Routinely during preparation of dentures / crown & bridges Dentist take the impression of the jaw/ teeth in the trey with the help of some impression material, it is a negative replica of jaw. Plaster is poured in the mold of impression to get positive replica. On this plaster models dentures are prepared. With the advances in Digital Dentistry, the impression of the jaw/ teeth are taken digitally with the help of scanner on the computer. A 3 dimensional virtual model is prepared in the computer & dentures/bridges/implants are manufactured with the help of 3 D printers / CAD CAM machine. Thus the steps like making a impression in material & construction of plaster model are eliminated by taking a Digital Impression with the help of Scanner.

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Flexible dentures are a relatively new type of removable prosthetics. Flexible dentures are made of thermoplastics VALAPLAST - translucent, elastic materials, the structure of which makes it possible to simulate the oral mucosa. The range of thermoplastics that make it possible to manufacture light, durable, metal-free removable dentures is very wide.

How to clean your Denture?

You must take good care of your dentures as follows :
• Rinse your dentures after every meal to remove any food stuck on them.
• Brush them every day to remove any particles or debris that may be retained on them.
• Use a special denture brush which has Bristles on both the sides of handle. The long Bristles are used to clean inside of the Denture while the small bristles are used to clean outside of the denture. Use a gentle sweep while cleaning the denture, do not rub harshly.
• Keep the denture in a Denture Box having water in it. Add small quantity of Denture Cleanser in the water.
• keep the denture overnight in the container. The denture cleanser releases the Nascent Oxygen- O2. The Nascent oxygen removes the debris, saliva attached on the denture & keep it clean. In the morning, take it out, rinse it & wash gently before use.

Will I need to use a Denture Adhesive?

Though dentures take support from the alveolar ridge and achieve stability and retention from them, many people lack good bony ridges for the denture to sit on. Apart from bony ridges, other factors that improve the fit of a denture are: –
• The muscular tone of the cheeks
• Flabbiness of the gums
• The shape and depth of the ridge
• Presence of undercuts in the bony ridge
• The thickness of the gums
• The shape of the soft palate
• Muscle attachments

In many people, there is poor retention of dentures and therefore, they are recommended adhesives that help fix their dentures to the tissues temporarily. These adhesives are available in the form of powders, creams, pads and strips and liquid. You must read the instructions on these products properly before using them. Always consult your dentist before doing so. After learning all about dentures, we hope your fears and anxieties have been alleviated about getting your own set. If you still have any queries or wish to book an appointment at your nearest Rutudent’s Bhawsar Dental Care & Research Centre for complete dentures, connect with us today!

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