For maximum stability and comfort, as well as to maintain your oral and general health, it is strongly recommended that you visit your denturist every five years to renew your dental prosthesis.
With balanced or precision prosthesis, it’s possible to make precise movements of opening, closing, protrusion (movement of the chin forward) and laterality (movement of the chin to the left or to the right) without interference between the teeth. This ensures that there are less shocks to your bones and thus less bone loss over the years. This requires a fully adjustable articulator to recreate the movements of your jaw.
This type of prosthesis is less personalized than the precision prosthesis. The articulator used by the denturist is partially adjustable or semi-adaptable, so it will reproduce the protrusion movements (forward chin movement) and laterality (chin movement to the left or to the right) of the mouth in an arbitrary manner, using average population data and not personalized data.
These are the same distinctive procedures as for complete dentures. It is possible to create a partial without a metallic palate. The metal part is located at the level of the teeth, which releases the palate. So you can feel the texture and temperature of food. If you wish, a whitening will give a new color to your teeth before making the final choice of your prosthesis teeth. For better aesthetics and to avoid the accumulation of food between your teeth, a slight grinding of some of the teeth, done by your dentist, can avoid dark spaces between your natural teeth and your dental prosthesis. That’s one reason why working with a dentist can be better.
A partial or complete prosthesis can be developed before one or more of your teeth are extracted. After your dentist has extracted some teeth, go to see your denturist right away to get your new prosthesis installed in your mouth and receive all required instructions and advice. After three months of healing, your new, better adapted prosthesis can be created.
This type of lower prosthesis has a rubberized base that acts as a pad when your lower gum has collapsed or, in other words, when it tends to move, rub or hurt while you’re eating. This tends to happen when you do not have suction like with the upper prosthesis and the muscles of the floor of the mouth are at the same level as your bone, because it had collapsed.