The fabrication and repair of a complete denture is a challenge for any Dentist/Denture Technician, including those who are experienced. There are many issues in the production of dentures that must be understood; lack of experience can lead to failure of the denture and the fixing cost can become expensive. In the vast majority of cases, complete dentures should be comfortable soon after insertion, although almost always at least two adjustment visits will be necessary to remove sore spots. This is of particular importance if the denture has been repaired.

“Fixing a denture with glue is not recommended, since this can lead to oral health problems.”

Denture repairs and production

 

Skeleton chrome denture repair

Skeleton chrome denture repair

new denture not repaired

new denture not repaired

One of the most critical aspects of denture repair and production is that the impression of the denture must be perfectly made and used with perfect technique to make a model of the patient’s toothless gums. The dentist must use a process called border molding to ensure that the denture flanges are properly extended. An array of problems may occur if the final impression of the denture is not made properly. It takes considerable patience and experience for a dentist to know how to make a denture or provide advice on denture repair and fixing costs. It may be in the patient’s best interest to seek a specialist to make the denture. The Birmingham Periodontal and Implant Centre has a Prosthodontist who is a specialistdentist with many years of experienced.

Producing a denture without implants
Taking teeth impressions

 

Dental health, cosmetic and cost issues of using a repaired denture

Problems with both dentures and repaired dentures include the fact that patients are not used to having something in their mouth that is not food. As well as loss of taste, the brain senses this appliance as “food” and sends messages to the salivary glands to produce more saliva and to secrete it at a higher rate. This will only happen in the first 12 to 24 hours, after which the salivary glands return to their normal output. New dentures can also be the cause of sore spots as they compress the soft tissues mucosa (denture bearing soft tissue). A few denture adjustments for the days following insertion of the dentures can take care of this issue. Gagging is another problem encountered by a minority of patients. At times, this may be due to a denture that is too loose, too thick or extended too far back onto the soft palate. At times, gagging may also be attributed to psychological denial of the denture. (Psychological gagging is the most difficult to treat since it is out of the dentist’s control.

Alternatives to replace all your missing teeth

 

Denture implants are a great alternative to repairing your denture, dont suffer any longer with your old denture!

BPI Dental can offer you these treatments.

 

There are many advantages to a denture implant depending on the patients personal needs and treatment plan. Patients who suffer from psychological gagging would benefit from  implant supported denture, that have been prepared by our specialist at the Birmingham Periodontal and Implant Centre . Sometimes there could be fungal infection under the full dentures, which is caused by accumulation of dental plaque/food debris, this condition can be avoided by having a denture implant instead of repairing your old denture.

denture implant supported bridge

Denture implant supported bridge

implant supported denture

Denture implants - what a great smile!

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