Conventional Dentures Summed Up
Dentures — also commonly referred to as false teeth — are a fitted prosthesis for missing teeth. They’re often made of acrylic, nylon, or metal. They are commonly used to replace several or all of your teeth, and they fit snugly over the gums with the support of denture adhesive. Full or partial dentures are removable appliances that replace missing teeth and adjoining gums, where you are able to take them in and out of your mouth. Yes, these are the teeth you imagine in a cup! Whether all of your teeth need to be replaced, or just a few, removable dentures are the most affordable option compared to fixed bridges or implant supported dentures. They are also one of the most established treatments in dentistry, making your replacements not only functional, but aesthetic and comfortable. Getting dentures in Mexico is approached the same way it would be in the states, customizing your new teeth as your own.
Who Needs to Replace Their Teeth
Perhaps, you have been suffering with loose, decayed, infected, or painful teeth, and have been diagnosed for extractions. You may even already wear full dentures, but they are not comfortable, attractive, or functional. There are many fears and reasons why one would put off their dental needs, but by far, the largest concern is the price. Depending on where you live in the U.S., dentures can be expensive! With the availability of quality yet affordable dentures in Mexico, you have the opportunity to restore your dental health. As a matter of fact, you can contribute to your whole body health when you heal your mouth. Beyond Borders Dental believes you deserve the chance to start anew and to feel good about your smile. We also believe that you should be able to get quality, affordable dentures no matter where you live.
The Benefits of Teeth Replacement
- Facilitates Chewing, which aids in Digestion and Nutritional well being.
- Necessitates Speaking and Articulation.
- Supports Facial Muscles and Appearance of Face.
- Sustains Alignment of the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ, your jaw joint).
- Restores Self-esteem and confidence.
How Full Dentures are Made
If you have no remaining natural teeth, and are looking for affordable dentures, know that there are global standards in dentistry to achieve your full dentures and at a discount price. Our dentists in Mexico adhere to the same process as dentists in the U.S. Both the teeth and the base of your dentures are made of acrylic resin, which is a hard durable plastic. While either porcelain or acrylic may be used for natural looking teeth, acrylic is the most popular material for using in affordable dentures. You may want to replicate the perfectly beautiful teeth you once had, or this can be your opportunity to design the smile you always wanted. With dentures, you choose the color, shape, size, and shade of your own teeth!
There are two ways to make dentures, one is referred to as “Immediate,” and the other is, “Conventional,” both uses impressions to form a mold of your jaw. If extractions are deemed necessary, both approaches deliver teeth the same day, however, Immediate dentures are the completed set given the day of extraction. As the tissue heals, it will undergo stages of shrinkage, because the Immediate denture is shaped from an impression that was made before the extractions, many adjustments are necessary to secure the denture in place, which could compromise its integrity. With conventional dentures, however, a temporary denture is given after the extractions, which prevents the embarrassment of being toothless while allowing for healing time. Once the extremely important stage of healing occurs, where the ridges are firm enough around the bone, another set of impressions are taken for your permanent dentures.
The great advantage of conventional dentures is the opportunity to try a mock up, called a Wax Bite or Wax Try In. After the second impressions are taken, you will have a visit to try in your new teeth that are set in wax instead of the final acrylic base. The dentist checks for its position in the jaw, the bite, the vertical alignment, and its fit in general. Unfortunately, the Immediate denture skips over this much-needed step. The most exciting part of the Wax Try In is you get to approve your teeth, and can tweak the color, shape, or shade before the final denture is made and delivered to you. All these thorough steps are bundled into one affordable dentures price with our dentists in Mexico.
Partial Dentures are Made from Different Material
While full dentures replace all of your teeth, partial dentures fill in spaces created by missing teeth. They prevent other teeth from drifting from their position in your mouth, and thus, can prevent further tooth loss. There are three different types of partials, which all are secured in your mouth by either clasping or snuggling surrounding teeth.
- The Flexible Partial is the most common one used. It is a firm but pliable acrylic appliance without any metal. They tend to be the most comfortable of the three, but may need to be replaced after five years. These dentures are not a cheap as the other two, but seem worth it, as they are the least intrusive.
- The Cast Metal Partial is the most established and most durable. There is an alloy metal frame with acrylic added for gums and teeth. Many find the metal hard to get used to as it may interrupt taste, and could be difficult for the tissue to accept.
- The Acrylic Partial can be the most affordable denture option. The frame is made of a harder acrylic than the Flexible Partial and has metal clasps. The acrylic can feel bulky and the clasps weaken over time.
Partial dentures require a two-appointment process, where impressions are taken on the first, and your appliances are delivered to you on the second where your plate is fitted and adjusted.
Comparing the Cost of Dental Dentures in the U.S. to Mexico
Low-cost full dentures are hard to find in the U.S. and range anywhere from $1600 to $3500 in most private practices. Pre-made dentures are cheap, not to be confused with immediate dentures, and can be as little as $300 but they are far from customized. They are pre-packaged with little variation and a “one size fits all” limitation. These cheap dentures will never ideally conform to your unique mouth with their artificial fit and appearance.
Customized dentures in Mexico are very affordable and priced at around $1200. Pre-made dentures are not acceptable to our dentists in Mexico as they strive to meet your unique needs with the same quality a private practice dentist would in the U.S. Beyond Borders Dental can assist you with getting the best, most affordable dentures.
Here’s What to Expect with Your New Teeth
It takes time to become accustomed to mouth appliances and your new teeth. During this period, some wearers encounter sore spots on the tissue below the dentures, but there are solutions that your dentist in Mexico will discuss with you. The dentures and partials may need to have slight adjustments made to the base or clasps by the dentist. It is usually recommended to have a restricted diet for a while, as you learn to eat with your new teeth. Soft foods and non-sticky foods are suggested as you slowly introduce harder to chew foods. Sometimes speech is affected and it takes a little time to re-develop your articulation. There is also an increase of saliva to be expected, but this will dissipate. All of the satisfying benefits should compensate for any of these challenges.
Properly Maintaining Your Dentures is Important to Your Oral Health
With the exception of the first couple of weeks, dentures and partials should be removed nightly. There are established denture care products to soak them in. Removing them is extremely important for two reasons: It maintains the health of your tissue because it needs to breath at least 8 hours a day and the dentures collect bacteria and tartar as your own teeth would. You do not ever want to boil your dentures or put them in extreme heat, as they can warp. Over time, there is the possibility of teeth breaking off, and ideally, they should be repaired by a dental professional, not super glued, as it just won’t last. The metal clasps may need adjusting over time as well. If there is significant weight loss, just like your clothes, the dentures can become loose, which is usually resolved by a dental lab adding more acrylic to your denture, which is called a reline. Beyond Borders Dental is always available to help you maintain your affordable dentures with easy access to our dentists in Mexico. To find out more about how you can get affordable, dentures in Mexico, call us today at (505) 738-7770 or click this link to send us your inquiry and we’ll get back to you.