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FAQ

A removable restoration or prosthesis is an appliance that is not cemented to the existing teeth in the mouth, and needs to be removed for cleaning. There are full dentures and partial dentures.

A full denture replaces all the teeth in the patient’s upper or lower jaw. A partial denture is a removable restoration replacing the missing teeth when the patient still has some teeth left.

Partial dentures can be affixed to the existing teeth with metal clips, and the removable unit only replaces the missing teeth.

Combined restorations are partial dentures anchored to the existing teeth with a bar attachment, precision attachment or telescopic crown, which are covered with a crown in certain cases.

The patient needs a full denture if they lack all their teeth in the lower or upper jaw, or both, or all their teeth need to be extracted. Our dentists recommends a full denture if implantation is not possible or the patient doesn’t want implants.

Our dentists highly recommend replacing all the missing teeth as soon as possible because without teeth food cannot be chewed and therefore digestion suffers, this invariably leads to various gastric or intestinal diseases.

If the patient needs a full upper denture, it’s far simpler and more practical to prepare a full denture because it sucks itself up to the jaw bone, which stabilises the denture.

When a lower denture is needed, it can be fitted very precisely with the help of an appropriate impression.

The patient might need a partial denture if they still have some teeth in the jaw bone but several teeth are missing. A partial denture might prove to be necessary if the patient cannot receive a bridge due to the lack of sufficient pillar teeth; if implantation is not possible or if the patient doesn’t want to have implants or bridges. An advantage of a partial denture is that it’s less expensive but the fact that the clips can be visible when smiling is rather disadvantageous.

A full or partial denture is suitable for replacing any tooth and any number of teeth. During the healing phase after implantation a temporary single-tooth replacement – a so-called clip – can be prepared.

A full or partial denture is suitable for replacing any tooth and any number of teeth. During the healing phase after implantation a temporary single-tooth replacement – a so-called clip – can be prepared.

Full removable dentures are made of plastic. They can be fortified with a metal base plate made of a nickel and palladium-free alloy of cobalt and chromium. The clips are also made of a nickel and palladium-free alloy of cobalt and chromium. If the patient is allergic to one of these metals, the base plate and the clips can be made of gold, too.

At request we can prepare a hidden gold-plated net for the hard palate which is not in direct contact with the mucous membrane but firmly supports the denture. The false teeth in the denture are usually made of plastic. We can prepare ceramic front teeth in the denture.

If you need a removable denture, you are generally required to see our dentist twice or three times, and if no tooth extraction is needed, your full or partial denture is delivered in a maximum of one week. In case of tooth extraction the healing time is about 4-8 weeks. Our Clinics certainly provide you with a temporary tooth replacement for this period.

On your first visit our dentist takes an impression, based upon which our dental technician prepares your denture. When taking the impression, our dentist chooses the colour of your false teeth in your future denture with the help of a shade tab. In case you have some remaining teeth, their colour is taken into account when determining the colour of your new teeth.

If our dentist and dental technician find that you do not need a fitting, delivery may take place on your next visit. However, a fitting may prove to be necessary before delivery to perform the necessary adjustments.

In case of a full denture, if you lack all your own teeth, there is no need to carry out other dental treatments.

If you still have some of your own teeth, we take a dental or panoramic x-rays of them to assess the condition of your teeth. Based on the x-rays our dentist can determine which teeth are healthy or if they need treatment. In case of tooth extraction we provide you with a temporary tooth replacement. If your tooth requires root canal treatment, is broken or particularly damaged, it might have to be reconstructed using filling material or a dowel abutment. We also provide crowns if necessary.

Dentures may feel odd or even uncomfortable at first, especially if you have never had a denture before. In order to get used to your removable denture faster, do use it as often as possible. Try to speak and read aloud to allow your facial muscles and tongue to get used to the new denture. It is important that at the beginning you eat slowly using both sides equally; this way you will soon regain your self-confidence and feeling of comfort while eating.

On delivery our dentist gives you detailed care instructions so that you can enjoy the benefits of your new denture as long as possible. It’s vital to practise excellent oral hygiene, no matter if you have a full or partial prosthesis. Full or partial prostheses must be cleaned after every meal, that is, food deposits must be removed with a brush. It is advisable to apply denture cleaning liquid every day.

In case you wear a partial denture, using the right dental floss, a good-quality toothbrush and toothpaste to protect your remaining teeth is indispensable. You are also recommended to apply mouthwash regularly, which can generally help you avoid gingivitis.

Our dentists would be delighted to help you choose the ideal toothbrush, toothpaste and dental floss for you, which you can try and buy at our dental clinic.

We recommend you see your dentist for a check-up annually, and it’s highly important to have a professional dental hygiene treatment for your remaining teeth conducted once or twice a year.

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