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A Denture or A Removable Denture

A denture is a false tooth used to replace a missing tooth. They are acrylic removable prostheses. That rest on the gums of partially or edentulous patients to replace missing teeth. We offer best in industry products and treatment for Best Dental Services.

In our dental clinics we use these removable prostheses to put on. And take off that replace several missing teeth to restore aesthetics and function. Many times, we use it as an alternative to immediate loading. So that you have teeth while the dental implants are being Osseo integrated.

What Is a Denture?

Although it is true that we understand it as those “lifelong” prostheses that made it possible to replace the absence of all teeth. currently this type of prosthesis goes beyond this first functionality.

Thus, a prosthesis or denture will have the purpose of improving the aesthetics. Comfort and functionality lost due to the loss of teeth. We can find complete dentures. Which they will perform in the absence or loss of all the teeth of a maxilla. Or prostheses or partial dentures, indicated in the event of partial loss of teeth.

How Much Can a Denture Cost?

The price of a removable denture is approximately 500 euros. Although its cost may vary depending on the material used. Such as skeletal or acrylic prostheses. And depending on the number of teeth they replace.

What Types of Put on And Take Off Prostheses Are There?

Dental technician manufactures removable prostheses in the dental laboratory from acrylic resins. Traditional removable dentures are the most economical method of replacing some or all the teeth in your mouth.

Complete Put on And Take Off Dentures

In the event of the loss or absence of all teeth they will indicate Complete dentures in a maxilla or arch. They can support tissue or support implant, that is, the latter they will replace it on dental implants.

They will replace the tissue-supported prostheses directly on the gum and maxillary bone. And these will perform the retention function. Implant-supported complete dentures will normally offer greater stability and comfort than tissue-supported ones.

Partial On/Off Prosthetics

They will make Partial dentures in the presence of healthy teeth still in the maxilla. And will only rehabilitate the spaces of missing or absent teeth. They can support muco and dental muco supported (skeletal).

Muco-dental-supported dentures will have greater stability than mucous-supported ones. Over time, we can damage the teeth that function as pillars to stabilize said prostheses by overloads.

What Are the Limitations of a Put on And Take Off Prosthesis?

Put-and-take dentures, complete or partial, are the most economical treatment option for the loss of all or some teeth. However, it offers certain limitations, which are:

  • We should take care while eating. Avoiding hard foods and sticky substances, difficult to chew. Which may not only affect the stability of the prosthesis but may also fracture it.
  • This type of prosthesis requires a period of adaptation not only when eating. Also, when speaking (phonation).
  • The stability of this type of dentures, the mucus-supported removable ones. And especially the prostheses or lower dentures, can be very reduced. In these cases, we may use adhesives or fixing pastes for prostheses or dentures to gain greater stability.
  • Upper dentures, which have a palate, may limits the sense of taste to a greater or lesser degree.

Dentures take some time to get used to

The time to wearing dentures varies greatly from person to person. There are those who are using it from the first moment. And there are those who did not use it. In summary, adapting to a removable denture is not always easy. So below we will explain some tips so that they can help you in this process.

How To Better Get Used to Using Put on And Take Off Prostheses?

As we have already told you, the removable denture needs an adaptation period. To make these first days with your dentures more bearable, you can:

  • Maintain a semi-soft diet. Avoiding eating hard and/or sticky foods that require more chewing.
  • Read aloud until the phonation with your new dentures is correct. You should go to your dentist to modify the prosthesis if your pronunciation does not improve over the days.
  • If the dentures during the first day’s cause chafing, sores. Go to your dentist quickly so that he can modify the prosthesis. The prosthesis or denture should not cause you pain and it should also fit perfectly.
  • If the denture moves or does not offer great stability, even having been correctly adapted in the dental office. Specific adhesives can improve the hold of the prosthesis.
  • You should not be afraid of it if you notice that you are salivating more. This is normal and salivary production will normalize. When the oral cavity has adapted or become accustomed to the prosthesis.
  • It will be very important that you maintain correct oral hygiene habits. Especially if during the first days of using the denture you present any sores or abrasions. So, you should clean your dentures after each meal, brush your teeth, use dental floss or floss.

What Are the Alternatives to Put on And Take Off Prostheses?

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Other methods used to replace missing teeth are dental implants and fixed bridges. Both aim to restore dental aesthetics and chewing capacity.

That is, provide a better quality of life. The main problems with removable dentures are that they move and make chewing difficult. In overdentures, although they are also removable, dental implants, allow for greater stability and do not move as much in the mouth.


Overdentures are a type of removable prosthesis that are InTouch to dental implants. Implant overdentures are a technique currently used to avoid the problems that removable dentures normally have.

To make overdentures, four dental implants distributed in the mandible or edentulous upper jaw. They place the Connectors’ called locators on the implants. Which will allow the clicks, installed on the denture base. Although there are two types of retention for overdentures. That can be with bars or with balls. At Prop dental, we recommend the ball system.

What Are Immediate Dentures?

They deliver this type of immediate post-extraction dentures in the same session. As the one in which they made the extractions to the Prop dental patient.

The main advantage of immediate removable prostheses is that the Clinicals Prop dental patient does not have to be without teeth. since they place it on the same day as the dental extraction. And it is not necessary to wait for the wound to heal.

It is important to keep in mind that after dental extraction the gums begin to heal and change their shape. So, after 6 to 8 weeks, it is usually necessary to go to your trusted dentist. To make some adjustments, reline and adapt them.

Adaptation To the Removable Acrylic Prosthesis

Removable dentures can be difficult to adapt. Especially in the first weeks and until your gums and cheeks uses to it. It is normal for you to feel a little uncomfortable.

  • To start eating they recommend to start with soft foods first. A small affectation in the voice is also normal until it adapts to the total prosthesis.
  • In some cases, dentures become loose so adhesives can help hold them in place.
  • Over time the gums alter due to bone resorption so they are very large. In these cases, it is important to go to your dentist to adjust and rebase the total prosthesis. For example, with viscogel.
  • It is also very important to maintain a good cleaning of the complete total prosthesis.
  • For this reason, it is convenient to remove it every night (don’t sleep with it on). Add water to the glass and let it sit for a few minutes. Tablets that are effervescent can be used. Brush it with a stiff brush after cleaning it.

Care With Dentures

That is, they can call it complete or partial. Depending on whether they replace all the teeth in the mouth or only some teeth.

  1. Wash your dentures or dentures correctly after each meal with a neutral soap. (Without color) And a brush with nylon bristles specific for dentures. 
  2. During the period of adaptation to dentures it is important to start by eating soft foods in small amounts.
  3. We should avoid Hard or sticky foods.
  4. At first, they can also cause sores in some points of the gum by rubbing. If that happens, you should go to your dentist so that the dentist can relieve those areas.
  5. You should brush and clean the gum that covers the alveolar ridge. Whenever you eat to avoid food retention below the denture.
  6. At Prop dental Clinics we recommend using a nail brush. That has stronger bristles to clean the teeth.
  7. Rinse your mouth well before putting on your dentures. Because they adhere better to your mouth if your gums are moist.

Dentures   are removable prostheses and we indicate it when some (removable partial dentures) or all the teeth (removable full dentures) are missing.

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