Custom-Made Dentures: Full, Partial, Wironit, and Partial Options

Discover everything you need to know about dentures, from types and benefits to maintenance. Our services offer solutions tailored to your needs, restoring functionality and aesthetics to your smile.

Types of Dentures

  • Full (Complete) Dentures:

An acrylic full denture replaces all teeth in the upper or lower jaw. Made of acrylic, which is a type of plastic, full dentures are often used when all teeth in one jaw are missing. Full dentures are a permanent solution for edentulism and can be used for many years with proper care.

  • Partial Dentures:

A partial acrylic denture is used when a person has some missing teeth but not all. A partial denture replaces only the missing teeth and has an acrylic base that adapts to the remaining teeth. Partial dentures are a permanent solution and can be used as long as needed.

  • Implant-Supported Dentures:

Implant-supported dentures are used in combination with dental implants, providing exceptional stability and comfort.

  • Wironit Dentures:

A Wironit denture is a partial denture made of an alloy that is extremely lightweight and thinner than acrylic dentures. It can be used separately on existing teeth or as a mobile part of a fixed-movable prosthetic work. Wironit dentures are a permanent solution and can be used for many years.

Benefits of Dentures

  • How Dentures Improve Quality of Life:

Dentures make chewing and speaking easier, thus improving the quality of life.

  • Aesthetic Aspects of Dentures:

Modern technology and materials allow for the creation of dentures that look natural and aesthetically pleasing.

Denture Fabrication Process

The fabrication of dentures is a complex process that requires precision and expertise to ensure the dentures are comfortable, functional, and aesthetically acceptable. Here are the steps involved in the process:

1. Detailed Diagnosis and Planning for Denture Fabrication

The first step involves a thorough dental examination, X-rays, and a discussion of your specific needs and desires. This allows the dentist to develop an individualized treatment plan.

2. Taking Impressions for Denture Fabrication

Precise impressions of your upper and lower jaw are taken to ensure the dentures fit perfectly. These impressions are used to create models of your jaws on which the dentures are made.

3. Choosing the Color and Shape of Teeth for Dentures

An important part of the process is selecting the color and shape of the teeth for your dentures. The goal is to achieve a natural look that matches your age, gender, and skin tone.

4. Trial Placement of Dentures

Before finalizing, trial dentures are made to test the bite, comfort, and aesthetic appearance. This is an opportunity for adjustments before the final dentures are made.

5. Fabrication and Placement of Final Dentures

After all adjustments and approvals, the final dentures are made and adjusted for a perfect fit. The materials used in the final dentures are chosen based on previous steps and your specific needs.

6. Adjustment and Maintenance Instructions for Dentures

When you receive your new dentures, the dentist will give you detailed instructions on how to use and maintain them properly. The adjustment period varies from person to person.

Choosing Materials for Dentures

The materials used for denture fabrication vary, and the choice depends on several factors, including the type of denture, aesthetic preferences, functional needs, and costs:

  • Acrylic – The most commonly used material for full dentures. Acrylic is adaptable, relatively affordable, and can be colored to match the natural color of the gums.
  • Cobalt-Chromium Alloy – Used for the construction of metal bases for partial dentures. This material is durable, thin, and provides good support for remaining teeth.
  • Nylon – A flexible material used to make metal-free partial dentures. Nylon dentures are comfortable, aesthetically pleasing, and ideal for patients allergic to metal.
  • Zirconia – Used to create implant-supported dentures due to its exceptional strength and aesthetic properties.

Maintenance, Storage, and Cleaning of Dentures

Maintenance and cleaning of dentures are crucial for oral health and the longevity of the dentures themselves. Regular care helps prevent plaque buildup, unpleasant odors, and infections.

Tips for Maintaining and Cleaning Dentures

  1. Daily Cleaning of Dentures:
    • Brushing Dentures: Brush the dentures daily to remove food particles and plaque. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a special denture toothpaste. Avoid regular toothpaste as it can be too abrasive.
    • Soaking Dentures: After brushing, soak the dentures in a special denture cleaning solution to remove bacteria and further clean them.
  2. Rinsing Dentures:
    • After Meals: Rinse the dentures after each meal to remove food particles.
    • Before Bedtime: Remove the dentures before bedtime and rinse them thoroughly. Also, rinse your mouth to remove any remaining debris.
  3. Storing Dentures:
    • Overnight Soaking: When not wearing the dentures, store them in water or a special denture soaking solution. This prevents them from drying out and becoming deformed.
    • Protection from Damage: Always store the dentures in a safe place to protect them from damage or loss.
  4. Regular Dental Checkups:
    • Visit the dentist regularly for checkups of the dentures and your oral health. The dentist can check if the dentures fit properly and make any necessary adjustments.
  5. Avoid Harmful Substances:
    • Avoid using harsh chemicals, bleach, or hot water to clean the dentures as they can damage the material.

Additional Tips:

  • Maintain Oral Hygiene: Even if you wear dentures, it is important to maintain oral hygiene. Brush your gums, tongue, and palate daily to stimulate circulation and remove plaque.
  • Proper Food Intake: Avoid hard and sticky foods that can damage the dentures or move them out of place.

Regular maintenance and proper cleaning of dentures not only extend their lifespan but also ensure comfort and the health of your oral cavity. Following these tips will help keep your smile healthy and bright.