Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. That’s because dentures make it easier to eat and speak better than you could without teeth—things that people often take for granted.
When you lose all of your teeth, facial muscles can sag, making you look older. Dentures can help fill out the appearance of your face and profile. They can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that your appearance does not change much. Dentures may even improve the look of your smile.
Complete & Partial Dentures
Two types of dentures are available -- complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
- Complete dentures can be either "conventional" or "immediate." Made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal, a conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth about eight to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed. Unlike conventional dentures, immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. As a result, the wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period. However, bones and gums shrink over time, especially during the healing period following tooth removal. Therefore a disadvantage of immediate dentures compared with conventional dentures is that they require more adjustments to fit properly during the healing process and generally should only be considered a temporary solution until conventional dentures can be made.
- Partial Dentures: a removable partial denture or bridge usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is sometimes connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. A fixed bridge replaces one or more teeth by placing crowns on the teeth on either side of the space and attaching artificial teeth to them. This "bridge" is then cemented into place. Not only does a partial denture fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from changing position. A precision partial denture is removable and has internal attachments rather than clasps that attach to the adjacent crowns. This is a more natural-looking appliance.
The patented StellaLife VEGA Oral Care Gel provides quick pain relief and speeds up healing. Dentists have found it effective in the pain management of dentures and recovery following dental surgical & non-surgical procedures. The 14 active ingredients used in gel act as an analgesic (pain relief) and has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It is easy to use when following the instructions on the label. Learn more.
Adults and children over the age of 6 years: Wash hands. Apply to upper and lower gums using a cotton swab and place gel inside of denture. Allow gel to dissolve. Do not eat or drink for 20 minutes after application. Apply 3 times per day or as directed by a dental professional. Consult your dental professional for use in children under 6 years of age. Learn more
ADDITIONAL PRODUCT: For best results use the StellaLife VEGA Oral Care Rinse first - Shake well. Swish in the mouth for 1-2 minutes and then apply the Gel. Learn more
Dental Professional: "I have been using StellaLife for over two years on extractions and dentures. I place the gel inside the denture, and in 24 hours after removing it, we find the tissue is healed much faster, no infections and no bleeding. No pain, quicker healing, and patients are a lot more comfortable." - - Dr. Robert Haraden, IL Learn more
NO MORE ORAGEL !!! THIS GEL IS AMAZING !!! i HAVE BEEN FIGHTING DENTURE PAIN FOR YEARS !!! IS IT PRICY ?...YES. IS IT WORTH IT?...YES, EVERY PENNY !!! IT IS NATURAL...HAS A PLEASANT TASTE...AND WORKS TO STOP GUM PAIN AND SWELLING !!! I DON'T KNOW IF IT WORKS ON A TOOTHACHE, BUT IT'S WORTH A TRY. A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY !!!
This information is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about general oral health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your dentist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.