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Dentures
The Facts About
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Dentures are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing
teeth. Dentures are supported by su...
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There are two main types of dentures:
Partial Dentures Complete Dentures
What are Dentures?
(1 of ...
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Removable partial dentures are held
together by an acrylic resin or metal
frame material.
Acrylic ...
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Complete dentures replace all of your
teeth on upper or lower jaw.
The comfort of complete denture...
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Full dentures, to replace all of your
original teeth, fit snugly over your
gums.
They will help yo...
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Partial dentures replace teeth that
are missing and can sometimes be
supported by your remaining t...
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Dental implants can be used to
support permanently cemented
bridges, eliminating the need for
a de...
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The Number of Missing Teeth
A denture which replaces 5 missing teeth will
cost higher than a dentu...
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The Location of Each Missing Tooth
A denture for missing anterior teeth is more expensive
than a d...
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The Type of Denture Needed
The cost of Fixed dentures is higher than
the cost of removable denture...
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The Type of Support Used
Implant supported dentures are more expensive
than tooth supported dentur...
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Dental Bridge Cost: Type of Bridge
Most dental bridges are made of either porcelain
fused to metal...
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Type of Retention used for Removable Dentures
Implant retained removable dentures are more expensi...
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Rigidity of Dental Framework
Flexible dentures are more expensive than
dentures with cast metal fr...
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Location of Dental Practice
Dentures that are fabricated and installed in the US
and European coun...
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Eating will take a little practice. Start
with soft foods cut into small pieces.
Chew slowly, usin...
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1) Dentures may break if
you drop them. Always
clean your dentures
over a bowl of water or
a folde...
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2) To clean your
dentures, the general
rule is:
brush, soak, brush.
Brush your dentures
before soa...
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3) Most dentists advise using toothpaste and a small-to-medium
headed toothbrush. Make sure you cl...
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 Clean the dentures daily and after every meal
 Take them out before sleeping
 When not in use ...
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 Do not brush with abrasive cleaners
 Do not use “drugstore” relines and denture repair kits
 B...
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1. Estimate the cost of professional cleaning with our Dental Cost Calculator
2. Find a local dent...
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  1. 1. www.dentaloptimizer.com Dentures The Facts About
  2. 2. www.dentaloptimizer.com Dentures are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth. Dentures are supported by surrounding soft and hard tissues of your oral cavity. Dentures are sometimes referred to as: dental prosthesis, dental plate, stay plate, false teeth and gnashers. What are Dentures?
  3. 3. www.dentaloptimizer.com There are two main types of dentures: Partial Dentures Complete Dentures What are Dentures? (1 of 3)
  4. 4. www.dentaloptimizer.com Removable partial dentures are held together by an acrylic resin or metal frame material. Acrylic resin partial dentures are attached to your natural teeth with pink acrylic material, while metal frame partial dentures have metal clasps or devices called precision attachments. NOTE: Metal frame partial dentures are a permanent prosthetic option normally done only after your gums and bone have healed completely. What are Dentures? (2 of 3)
  5. 5. www.dentaloptimizer.com Complete dentures replace all of your teeth on upper or lower jaw. The comfort of complete dentures or full dentures depends on your muscle, bones, tongue, and saliva. NOTE: After teeth are extracted, you might have temporary dentures or immediate dentures made first. What are Dentures? (3 of 3)
  6. 6. www.dentaloptimizer.com Full dentures, to replace all of your original teeth, fit snugly over your gums. They will help you to eat comfortably and speak clearly, and can improve your confidence and self-esteem. Why wear Dentures? (1 of 2)
  7. 7. www.dentaloptimizer.com Partial dentures replace teeth that are missing and can sometimes be supported by your remaining teeth. They can improve your ability to talk, chew and eat food want you want. NOTE: If you have gaps between your teeth, your other teeth may move to take up some of the space, so you could end up with crooked or tilted teeth. This could affect the way you bite and could damage your other teeth. Why wear Dentures? (2 of 2)
  8. 8. www.dentaloptimizer.com Dental implants can be used to support permanently cemented bridges, eliminating the need for a denture. The cost is usually greater, but the implants and bridges more closely resemble the feel of real teeth. Dental implants are becoming the alternative to dentures but not everyone is a candidate for implants. Always consult your dentist. Dentures Alternatives
  9. 9. www.dentaloptimizer.com The Number of Missing Teeth A denture which replaces 5 missing teeth will cost higher than a denture for 3 missing teeth. The cost of Dentures (1 of 8) Factors that Affect the Cost of Dentures:
  10. 10. www.dentaloptimizer.com The Location of Each Missing Tooth A denture for missing anterior teeth is more expensive than a denture for missing posterior teeth. The cost of Dentures (2 of 8) Factors that Affect the Cost of Dentures:
  11. 11. www.dentaloptimizer.com The Type of Denture Needed The cost of Fixed dentures is higher than the cost of removable dentures. The cost of Dentures (3 of 8) Factors that Affect the Cost of Dentures:
  12. 12. www.dentaloptimizer.com The Type of Support Used Implant supported dentures are more expensive than tooth supported dentures and tooth-tissue supported dentures. The cost of Dentures (4 of 8) Factors that Affect the Cost of Dentures:
  13. 13. www.dentaloptimizer.com Dental Bridge Cost: Type of Bridge Most dental bridges are made of either porcelain fused to metal or ceramics. All ceramic bridges are typically the most expensive. The cost of Dentures (5 of 8) Factors that Affect the Cost of Dentures:
  14. 14. www.dentaloptimizer.com Type of Retention used for Removable Dentures Implant retained removable dentures are more expensive than precision attachment removable dentures if you add the cost of the dental implant procedure. The cost of Dentures (6 of 8) Factors that Affect the Cost of Dentures:
  15. 15. www.dentaloptimizer.com Rigidity of Dental Framework Flexible dentures are more expensive than dentures with cast metal framework. The cost of Dentures (7 of 8) Factors that Affect the Cost of Dentures:
  16. 16. www.dentaloptimizer.com Location of Dental Practice Dentures that are fabricated and installed in the US and European countries are more expensive than dentures made and installed in Asian countries. The cost of Dentures (8 of 8) Factors that Affect the Cost of Dentures:
  17. 17. www.dentaloptimizer.com Eating will take a little practice. Start with soft foods cut into small pieces. Chew slowly, using both sides of your mouth at the same time to stop the denture from moving. As you become more used to your denture, add other foods until you get back to your normal healthy diet. Eating with Dentures
  18. 18. www.dentaloptimizer.com 1) Dentures may break if you drop them. Always clean your dentures over a bowl of water or a folded towel in case you drop them. Caring for Dentures (1 of 3)
  19. 19. www.dentaloptimizer.com 2) To clean your dentures, the general rule is: brush, soak, brush. Brush your dentures before soaking, to help remove any bits of food. Caring for Dentures (2 of 3)
  20. 20. www.dentaloptimizer.com 3) Most dentists advise using toothpaste and a small-to-medium headed toothbrush. Make sure you clean all the surfaces of the dentures, including the surface which touches your gums. Caring for Dentures (3 of 3)
  21. 21. www.dentaloptimizer.com  Clean the dentures daily and after every meal  Take them out before sleeping  When not in use place in cold water (Hot water may cause wrapping)  Inform dentist of any medication you are taking  Schedule regular dental check ups Care and Use Tips (1 of 2)
  22. 22. www.dentaloptimizer.com  Do not brush with abrasive cleaners  Do not use “drugstore” relines and denture repair kits  Be careful not to get addicted to adhesives  Don’t keep denture unclean and dry Care and Use Tips (2 of 2)
  23. 23. www.dentaloptimizer.com 1. Estimate the cost of professional cleaning with our Dental Cost Calculator 2. Find a local dentist in our Dental Directory of over 90,000 dentists 3. Get Financing for the entire cost of your new dentures 4. Purchase and use only Dental Optimizer Approved Denture Creams 5. Use Dental Optimizer approved Antibacterial Mouth Rinses Useful tools and resources
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