Elastic dentures for an enviable smile

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You need a consultation to be able to see exactly what are the best options you can follow and what is the right type of solution for you. During the consultation, you will receive all the details you need to know about the type of intervention, its duration and cost.

Also, if you want to correct your teeth, you can do it in a simple and painless way, with the help of braces.

Braces, although many people do not know this, are not only used in children or adolescents, but can also be a solution for many adults who have healthy teeth and do not need other more complicated interventions.

If you have several missing teeth or other dental problems, an alternative to having a perfect smile may be to use an elastic prosthesis.

Elastic prostheses, unlike classic ones, made of acrylate, are the new modern way in which patients can enjoy the benefits that a denture can offer.

The materials from which they are made are new and modern, being biocompatible, resistant, elastic and thin. They will perfectly mold on the oral cavity, so an elastic prosthesis is not only practical, it is also effective, visually it is integrated and perfectly camouflaged with the rest of the oral cavity (the base of the prosthesis has a pink, natural color).

Advantages of elastic prosthesis

  • Bacterial plaque and tartar are not retained – the prosthesis can be cleaned very easily.
  • The elastic prosthesis is built of biocompatible materials, thus being easily accepted by the body, does not contain toxic or harmful substances for the body and there are no risks to its use.
  • Strong, strong and flexible materials ensure increased strength over time, the service life being a very long one – an ideal investment.
  • Elastic prosthesis is comfortable because it does not cover the roof of the mouth entirely, as classic prostheses do that can generate local discomfort.
  • It is stable and will not create problems in terms of pronunciation. It does not affect your teeth, its purpose being protective and, the taste will not be altered either.
  • It perfectly fits the shape of the gums, does not cause injuries, the process of mastication will remain the same – you can once again enjoy almost any type of food.
  • The design and appearance of the elastic prosthesis is a natural one, its role being to integrate perfectly into the oral cavity, your smile being again aesthetic and natural.

Elastic prostheses, depending on their construction, the materials used but also on the number and distribution of teeth left on the dental arches, are of several types. The perfect solution can only be established together with the dentist, who will tell you exactly what you need.

What to expect if you have not had a denture before?

Although this solution has many advantages, you should still know that you will be able to enjoy, again, a natural smile and your favorite food only after a short period of accommodation.

When you have a mobile elastic prosthesis, you need to follow a daily routine similar to the classic routine in which you brush your teeth. Poor oral hygiene, different types of foods or drinks that you consume in excess, can lead, over time, to discoloration or staining of the prosthesis (for example, smoking can cause a number of problems in this regard, but the same problems are also encountered in natural teeth).

The routine consultation will be able to tell you if you manage to have a good oral hygiene, if another type of intervention is necessary or if everything is perfect.

The solution for a perfect smile: dentures with magnets

As you well know, dental arches have been essential for us since ancient times. When due to old age or poor care conditions the jaw is left with only a few teeth or not at all, dentures are used.

What are the dentures?

Dentures are a unique, personalized medical device, made in order to restore the integrity of the dental arches.

The prosthesis consists of two parts: the saddle of the prosthesis (usually made of acrylic resin but sometimes also has a metal component) and the tooth lining (mounted on the saddle of the prosthesis – it can be made of acrylate, composite or ceramic).

Types of dentures:

  • Partial dentures: when there are remaining teeth on the arch, but a fixed dental bridge cannot be achieved.
  • Total dentures: it is used when the patient has lost all the teeth and the aesthetic, masticatory and phonation function must be restored
  • Skeletal prostheses: are complex devices consisting of a fixed part (dental crown or dental bridges) and a movable part.

Fixed dentures: advantages and disadvantages

Fixed dentures have become increasingly popular in recent years, they are made of flexible but extremely durable materials that are very comfortable to wear.

One of the advantages of this type of prosthetic works is that they are much lighter and less bulky than mobile ones, being able to last for many years. The disadvantage is the higher costs.

By the number of teeth they replace, dentures can be:

  • Partial dentures: replace one or more missing teeth
  • Total dentures:they replace all the missing teeth, molding perfectly on the gums

The newest types of prostheses are those on dental implants:

  • Fixed prostheses on dental implants: they are prostheses that can only be removed by the dentist – they have in their structure a metal skeleton made of titanium or chromium-cobalt and an acrylic part, being fixed on the implant by screwing.
  • Mobile dentures on dental implants: they are mobile prostheses that can be dismantled and sanitized by the patient.

When it comes to stable dentures, we recommend those with magnets because:

  • It is a very simple surgical procedure
  • The procedure for insertion and removal of the prosthesis is very easy, suitable also for patients with disabilities
  • The magnet allows the preservation of dental roots with a lower implantation than that required for frictional maintenance systems, so it offers the prosthesis the possibility of a mixed support
  • The use of magnets responds positively both to patients who do not want to extract their last teeth, and to those who have problems with the stability of prostheses
  • It is the most durable special system
  • It has an easy to sanitize design
  • The cost is relatively affordable, being higher than that of a staple system but much lower than the application of an implant
  • The magnet does not fail over time, does not require activations or repairs (durability about 10 years)
  • being smaller in size, magnets are even less visible

To whom is it addressed?

  • Those whose general health does not allow large-scale surgical interventions
  • Those who do not have enough remaining alveolar bone for the insertion of 4-8 standard dental implants
  • Those who want a suitable solution for a smaller budget

The disadvantages where magnet dentures consist of:

  • Corrosion of the magnet in contact with the oral medium
  • coloring of neighboring areas
  • Loss of magnetic qualities

However, all this was removed by enveloping (encapsulating) the magnets in a very thin layer of synthetic resin or non-corrosive metal (chromium, titanium).

Important to note is that clinical studies have been done that have shown that there is no negative effect of the magnetic field on neighboring structures.

Magnets can be used successfully whenever we decide that we can keep dental roots under partial or total prostheses, especially if we are talking about mandibular prostheses, patients who may have problems with the biological integration of prostheses or patients at the first removable prosthesis.

The life span of a denture depends on its type (fixed, mobile or mobilizable), the materials used and the way it is maintained / ingenious by the wearer.

What are the advantages of a modern removable denture?

Do you want to have a perfect smile, but due to dental problems or old age, the teeth are no longer as strong?

There are several solutions that you can consider in order to be able to return to a complete teeth and a smile to match.

Regain your smile with a denture or a dental crown. Do not forget, however, that the most appropriate treatment for you will be able to be established after a visit to the dentist!

Here are the advantages of a denture:

  • You regain confidence in tine through an enviable smile;
  • You can eat again, without problems or pain;
  • You dohave few visits to the dentist;
  • Thebite of the face does not leave anymore, as it would do in the absence of a dentiture

A denture has multiple roles: it will help you first of all from a functional point of view – you will be able to eat any type of food again, without pain.

From an aesthetic point of view, a prosthesis has the role of filling the missing teeth, this being built in such a way that it integrates perfectly with the rest of your teeth!

What types of removable dentures are there?

Dentures can be mobile but also fixed – further, however, we will develop only what are the advantages and disadvantages of a mobile prosthesis.

Thus, the mobile prosthesis, as the name implies, can be removable. This kind of prosthesis is created following a fingerprint of the jaw, to fit perfectly on your bone structure and gums.

Removable dentures are divided into 2 categories:

  • total mobile prostheses (which have the role of replacing the entire dental arch);
  • partial removable prostheses (which replace only the missing teeth of your teeth).

State-of-the-art mobile prostheses

The most modern types of removable dentures are those that use dental implants. These prostheses are used when all the teeth are missing, either from the upper arch, the lower one or both arches. These prostheses can be an alternative to another solution – the dental bridge on the implants. After a check-up and several investigations, the orthodontist will be able to make the perfect recommendation you need for an enviable smile and teeth.

The benefits of a state-of-the-art mobile prosthesis:

  • More advantageous price compared to a solution based on a total bridge on implants (because there is a need for less support, the number of implants will be lower and the costs lower);
  • Compared to a traditional prosthesis that is fixed and rests only on the gums, implant-based prostheses have increased stability;
  • The process of mastication and diction are clearly superior in the case of an implant-based prosthesis.

An inconvenience of dentures may be that they must be removed daily to clean and sanitize.

People who opt for a denture should expect a period of accommodation once the dentures are ready for use.

It is advisable to start with the consumption of soft or medium food in terms of the degree of hardness. This must be done in order to be able to get used to the prosthesis and for it to be fixed as it should on the gums and jaw, which will be achieved over time, through a normal mastication process.

The food should be chewed as before, both with the top of the teeth and the bottom, to help the prosthesis to fix evenly.

In general, this accommodation process can take between a minimum of one week, up to several months.

Advantages and disadvantages of a silicone denture

The smile can be regained quite easily, without too high costs, by applying a denture. All people who have had dental problems, or the elderly who have one or more teeth missing, can resort to the easy solution represented by a modern, silicone denture!

For particular cases, where the dentures are not enough, one can also opt for a metal-ceramic crown.

Dentures are of 2 types: hard dentures (built of materials such as acrylic) and silicone dentures.

“Soft” dentures, made of silicone or the like, are the alternative to classic dentures. They do not require fixing glue, and the inner lining is soft, being very comfortable!

How are soft prostheses made?

Silicone or “soft” dentures have earned this name due to the materials from which it is made.

The lining of the prosthesis is soft and is made of medical components of silicone or other types of soft rubber. These materials are shaped at very high temperatures, thus managing to reach the desired structure, customized on your jaw.

These materials are not only soft, they are also very durable, flexible, but also comfortable!

The service life of a silicone denture is higher than a classic denture, in addition, it will not have metal parts (the metal parts are replaced by an elastic base that imitates the color of the gums, thus being extremely aesthetic).

The materials used are 100% compatible with the human body and there is no risk of infection or allergic reaction. For example, silicone has been used for decades and has been constantly perfected to reach its current quality, and is now the perfect alternative for modern prostheses versus harsh acrylate prostheses.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a soft denture?

The advantages lie in the soft lining of the prosthesis from which it is made. Most people have very sensitive gums, and when they resort to a denture, the gums will become inflamed or some discomfort may be felt.

The soft lining of these new types of prostheses removes this discomfort, since the pressure on the gum tissue is not as strong as in a classic prosthesis. In addition, a silicone denture will adapt to the changes in the jaw that will happen over time. Thus, the adjustments to the soft prosthesis will not be as multiple as in the case of a hard prosthesis.

The disadvantages are few, but they should not be neglected. The greatest risk may be poor oral care and silicone prosthesis. If the soft denture is not constantly cleaned, as we do with normal teeth, it can accumulate dangerous bacteria that can affect health.

How is the correct maintenance of a soft denture carried out?

It is recommended that the dentures be cleaned at least 2 times a day, preferably after each meal, and in the evening, it should be put in water. Detergents should not be used (unless they are special for cleaning prostheses) or other substances, as there is a risk of damage to the prosthesis or even the other teeth.

The most advisable thing is not to buy commercial prosthetic cleaners without first talking to the dentist. This recommendation is made because the doctor knows exactly the chemical composition of the prosthesis and can tell you exactly which products may have a good efficiency in cleaning them versus products that may perform worse.

If over time, you notice deformities of it, you need to go to a consultation with the dentist in order for him to adjust it. The consultation should not be postponed, because the more time passes, the more expensive the prosthesis will deteriorate, and the repair may become more expensive.

About author: B.M. Paunica

Who am I? I am here to help. I don’t sell anything, I don’t promote one company or another, I don’t represent the interests of any particular clinic or doctor. I simply read, check and write about best destinations for affordable dental treatment. I am an experienced researcher and digital publisher in all YMYL fields. I have studied Management at Romanian-American University and Law at Bioterra University. I also manage "Dental abroad - Affordable dental care" FB page.

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