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Dentures


Dentures are removable false teeth made of acrylic (plastic) or metal. They fit snugly over the gums to replace missing teeth and eliminate potential problems caused by gaps. Gaps left by missing teeth can cause problems with eating and speech, and teeth either side of the gap may grow into the space at an angle. Sometimes all the teeth need to be removed and replaced.

 

You may therefore need either a complete dentures (a full set), which replace all your upper or lower teeth, or partial dentures, which replace just one or a few missing teeth. Dentures can help prevent the above problems and, if complete dentures are needed, can improve the appearance of your smile, fill out your face and give you confidence.

This page offers information for anyone who is considering dentures and advice for those who already wear them. It explains how dentures are fitted, looking after your dentures, when to see your dentist, how dentures are fitted, complete dentures and so on.

A full denture will be fitted if all your upper or lower teeth need to be removed or you are having an old complete denture replaced. The denture is usually fitted as soon as your teeth are removed, which means you won't ever be without teeth. The denture fits snugly over your gums and jawbone.

Occasionally, however, your gums may need to heal for several months before dentures can be fitted. You can see either a dentist or a qualified clinical dental technician to have your dentures made and fitted.

 

The dentist will take measurements and impressions of your mouth, then order your full or partial dentures from a dental technician. A clinical dental technician will provide a full set of dentures directly without you having to see your dentist (although you should still have regular check-ups with your dentist) A trial denture will be created from the impressions that are taken of your mouth. The dentist or clinical dental technician will try this in your mouth to assess the fit and for you to assess the appearance. The colour and shape may be adjusted before the final denture is produced.


Partial Dentures
A partial denture is designed to fill in the gaps left by one or more missing teeth. It is either a plastic or metal plate with a number of false teeth attached to it. It usually clips onto some of your natural teeth via metal clasps, which hold it securely in place in your mouth. It can easily be unclipped and removed.

Your dentist will be able to take measurements of your mouth and order this for you, or you can see a qualified clinical dental technician, who can provide a partial denture for you directly after you have first seen your dentist for a treatment plan and certificate of oral health.

 

Dentures may feel a bit strange to begin with, but you'll soon get used to wearing them. At first you may need to wear your dentures all the times, including while sleeping. Your dentist or clinical dental technician will advise you as to whether you should remove your dentures before you go to sleep.

It is not always necessary to remove your dentures at night, but doing so can allow your gums to rest as you sleep. If you do remove them, they should be kept moist – for example, in water or a polythene bag with some dampened cotton wool in it, or in a suitable overnight denture cleaning solution – to stop the denture material from drying out and altering in shape.

 

Dental hygiene is crucial. Keeping your mouth clean is just as important when you wear dentures. You should brush your remaining teeth, gums and tongue every morning and evening with toothpaste to prevent tooth decay, gum disease and other dental problems. Read our teeth cleaning guide.

Cleaning a Denture

It's important to regularly remove plaque and food deposits from your dentures, as unclean dentures can also lead to problems such as bad breath, gum disease, tooth decay and oral thrush. Clean your dentures as often as you would your normal teeth (at least every morning and night) by brushing them with paste or soap and water before soaking to remove food particles, soaking the dentures in a fizzy solution of denture-cleaning tablets to remove stains and bacteria – follow the manufacturer's instructions brushing them again, as you would your normal teeth.

 

Eating with Dentures

When you first start wearing dentures you should eat soft foods cut into small pieces and chew slowly using both sides of your mouth. Avoid chewing gum and any food that is sticky, hard or sharp-edged. You can gradually start to eat other types of food until you are back to your old diet. Never use toothpicks.


Denture Adhesive

You should not need to use denture fixative (adhesive) if the dentures fit properly. However, if your jawbone has shrunk a lot, adhesive may be the only way to help retain them. Your dentist or clinical dental technician will advise you if this is the case. Some people feel more confident with their dentures if they use adhesive, at least at first. Follow the manufacturer's instructions and try not to use excessive amounts.

 

Adhesive can be removed from the denture by brushing with soap and water. Remnants of adhesive left in the mouth may need to be removed with some damp kitchen roll or a clean damp flannel.

 

When to See Your Dentist

You should continue to see your dentist regularly if you have dentures, even if you have complete dentures, so they can check for any problems. Dentures should last for several years if you take good care of them. However, your gums and jawbone will eventually shrink, which means the dentures may not fit as well as they used to and can become loose, or they may become worn.

You should see your dentist as soon as possible if:

- your dentures click when you are talking

- your dentures tend to slip, or you feel they no longer fit properly

- your dentures feel uncomfortable

- your dentures are visibly worn

- you have signs of gum disease or tooth decay, such as bleeding gums or bad breath
 

If poorly fitting or worn dentures are not replaced, they can cause great discomfort and lead to mouth sores, infections or problems with eating and speech.


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European Dental Tourism Treatments Overseas

Dental tourism is a term that describes seeking dental treatment in another country. The necessity for travel may be the sole or primary motivation for the dental treatment sought. The internet and internet advertising may also be an important source for accessing and researching affordable dental treatment possibilities overseas. Affordable dental care can be a significant Center-3.jpgproblem for some in the US population and that is why more and more patients have been turning to dental treatment overseas as an option, instead of getting very expensive dental care at home.

The affordability factor is a significant issue as a procedure may be performed abroad at a much lower cost compared to the amount that a patient would pay in the US. This affordability has been made even more attractive recently, especially if you compare dental care prices to European countries like Hungary or Austria. Both countries have high standard of dental services. Improvements in the standard of care overseas may also play a role.

There are definite benefits for accessing dental care outside the US. The most important is the affordability, high completion of treatment plans, convenience of treatment, combination of treatment with some leisure activity or visiting family and avoidance of waiting lists.



 

 

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The world famous Gellert thermal spa is located in the same building as the Hotel Gellert that was built between 1912 and 1918 in Art Nouveau style. Ever since it’s opening in 1918, Gellert spa remains one of the most beautiful baths in Budapest. References to healing waters in this location can be found from as early as the 15th century.

The hot springs that feed the thermal baths rise from deep within Gellert Hill. Even the Turks used them in the 16th and 17th centuries during their stay in Hungary. Today, Gellert spa shines in its former glory after recent renovations and restorations carried out in 2006 and 2007. The entrance to the baths is separate from the hotel's entrance and is located on a small side street on the right side of the building.

A plastic armband, provided with your ticket, grants access to a cabin or locker and all of the indoor and outdoor pools, saunas and steam baths. The armband opens and closes the cabin/locker by simply touching the lock with it. Private changing cabins (two people can share one cabin) or lockers, which costs a little less, are available. Read more…




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