Denture breakage frequently occurs when the denture is dropped, but may also occur when they no longer fit the mouth correctly due to bone shrinkage and jaw shape changing over time
In most cases broken dentures can be repaired. It is advisable to retain all broken pieces and take them to the technician. It may be necessary to have new impressions taken so the denture can be refitted to restore comfort & prevent breakage from re-occurring.
FULL DENTURES and FULL ON FULL DENTURES
FULL DENTURES are worn by persons who have lost ALL of their natural teeth on either their upper or lower jaw but not both.
FULL-ON-FULL DENTURES refer to complete upper AND lower dentures.
All full dentures are supported & retained by the remaining soft & hard tissues (edentulous bone) of the oral cavity.
PARTIAL DENTURES are worn by PERSONS WHO have lost some but not all of their remaining natural teeth in either the upper or lower jaw. These partial dentures are supported by the remaining teeth and edentulous bone and soft tissue. There are three types.
ACRYLIC RESIN DENTURES
Chrome dentures are of superior quality but are more expensive. They are fabricated from acrylic resin bonded to a metal (Chrome cobalt) base. These dentures offer superior quality, strength & comfort, are slimlined, have a natural feel.
Overdentures at Hollywood Dental
There are a few options available to you when it comes to dentures supported by dental implants. As well as dental implant supported bridges, there are also removable denture options which will be discussed below.
Hollywood Dental offers implant supported dentures to help patients regain their healthy smile
5 BENEFITS OF IMPLANT DENTURES
Implant Dentures -Removable and Fixed options
A fixed overdenture is attached to your jaw with dental implants. At Hollywood Dental, we use the All-on-4 or All-on-6 system to carry out this procedure. The advantage of this system is that you only need 4-6 implants to replace all the teeth on your upper or lower jaw. This denture can be removed by your dentist to be cleaned and maintained.
The natural shape of the human mouth changes constantly. In particular, the gums shrink over time and this is the reason why dentures that were a perfect fit when first supplied will become loose, sometimes causing embarrassing loss of a denture in a public place.
In extreme cases, a complete new denture may be required. However, relining is the process of refitting the existing denture to the jaw shape. Some professionals refer to relining as “rebasing” essentially the same process.
Most of the time a reline can reshape existing denture, making the fit virtually as new. The benefits include lower cost than a complete replacement, increased comfort, denture retention, reduction of incorrect pressure on the gums that causes soreness and reduced entrapment of food debris.
Regardless of whether the existing dentures are metal or acrylic, the process is simple and painless. The reline process usually takes only a day or two. When the dentures are refitted into the mouth usually only simple adjustments are needed.
As simple as this process is, the result depends entirely upon the skill and professionalism of the dental technician.