Dentures in Vietnam

What are Dentures?

Dentures sometimes referred to as false teeth, are a removable dental reconstruction that replaces missing teeth. They are an artificial replacement for missing teeth and tissues in the mouth. Dentures involve several teeth and all teeth at times. There are many ways to replace missing teeth; the best alternative of prosthetic devices depends directly on the individual patient and their particular condition.

What Makes a Person a Good Candidate for dentures?

  • Several tooth loss: if the patient has several tooth loss, the reasonable treatment would be partial dentures.
  • Complete loss of all-natural teeth: if the patient is edentulous, the reasonable treatment would be partial dentures.
  • If patients lost more than three teeth, but don’t want a bridge or implant: The denture cost is less than a bridge and implants treatment significantly, so Partial denture is the best for cost-effective choice.
  • Indicated by the dentist in combination with implant placement in the event of complete loss of teeth: In this case, due to the appointment of the doctor, the patient will be examined and given an appropriate diagnosis and method of dental restoration.

Pros and Cons of Dentures:

Pros

– Confidence: one of the main reasons patients get dentures is to restore their natural and youthful smiles. Also, getting dentures can enable you to speak clearly and confidently.

– Eating ability: losing your teeth restrict your ability to eat so many kinds of food that lead you to be malnutrition and unhealthy. There are no restrictions on the foods or beverages so you can eat whatever you want after the denture treatment.

– Easy to Manage: you would take of them as you take care of your teeth, with removable dentures you need to take it off, clean and soak it during bedtime. Fuss-free maintenance, no need to remove for cleaning with non-removable dentures.

– Convenient: Less Time Involved in the Treatment Process: Initially, your dentist will take your impressions and consider the appropriate type of dentures for you. From two to six weeks, a full set of dentures can be finished. Some dentists may even offer a rush denture service that enables you to get a complete set of custom dentures within 24 to 48 hours. This quicker method of treatment allows individuals to replace missing or damaged teeth rapidly.

– Further support for the Weakening Jaw: your jaw and mouth muscles will weaken as you grow older, Dentures provide additional support to these muscles so you can maintain your jaw and cheekbones natural form.

Cons

Removable dentures

  • They are decreasing the ability to bite food exceptionally healthy food that leads to shortening of life. Furthermore, Cheap or inappropriate dentures can be unpleasant, causing pain and difficulties chewing.
  • Removable dentures do not always fit comfortably or feel firmly in your mouth.
  • Decreasing the ability to speak and taste of food
  • you need to use denture adhesive and cleaners
  • patients need to use more medicine to treat gastrointestinal problems and stomach disorders.
  • You are more likely to be infected with the mouth and smell breath.
  • The bone site around the lost teeth will begin to shrink
  • patients need to replace a new denture since the old Denture would be loose due to the shrink of the bone.

Non-removable (as known as fixed dentures)     

  • It would cost a lot more than conventional dentures
  • Your jawbone needs to be thick enough to place the implant
  • The whole treatment takes longer than the traditional one

What are the different types of dentures in Vietnam?

Partial Denture

A removable partial denture is an artificial tooth appliance used to replace one or several missing teeth. It has substitute teeth connected to a base of metal or acrylic that matches your gums’ color. Partial dentures often have some grip that attaches to your natural teeth and can be removed rapidly from your mouth for cleaning or storage while you’re sleeping. A partial denture not only fills the spaces caused by missing teeth, but it also prevents other teeth from shifting their position.

Full Denture

A complete denture is a prosthetic appliance used when you are edentulous, The base of a denture is produced of thoroughly pigmented acrylic and is designed to mimic natural gum tissue. Upper dentures tend to cover your mouth’s roof, while lower dentures are U-shaped to make sure your tongue has enough space. Denture adhesives add to retention, therefore enhancing chewing power, decreasing any instability, providing comfort, and preventing the accumulation of food debris under the dentures. As a result, they deliver patients the feeling of security and fulfilling.

Implant-retained Denture

Instead of resting on the gums as a regular denture, an implant-retained denture is supported by implants under the condition that the patient has enough jawbone to place the implant. The implant functions as an artificial tooth root and fixes the denture to the jawbone. There are from 2 to 6 implants to hold the attached Denture in place. They perform normal chewing, more taste, durability, and comfort than the rest of the denture types. Moreover, they act as the anchor of the jawbone, help mitigate bone loss due to tooth loss which is the major cause of facial appearance changes.

How long do dentures last?

  • Partial and full dentures: Dentures should last a minimum of five to seven years, dentures will be worn out due to regular use during this time, and over the years your gums may change shape or shrink. After seven years, the dentures may need to be relined or rebased if they become loose. If the dentures become too ill-fitting, they will need to be remade. For healthy younger persons: with proper denture care and reasonable use, the Denture can last as long as ten years or more.
  • People with underlying health issues that cause early bone loss or older persons; Denture may not last as long. The dentist can help determine when patients should get a new denture.
  • Implant-supported dentures can last 10 to 20 years, or even a lifetime, if you take good care of it. They’re supported by implants, so your gums won’t change shape or shrink over the years. Also, they perform teeth functions better than regular dentures.

How much do dentures cost in Vietnam?

Dentures in Vietnam is very affordable as a whole due to the lower cost of living, low education fees, less expensive facility compared to developed countries. For that reason, denture cost (as well as costs of other dental procedures) in Vietnam is much lower than denture cost in Australia, the US, and Canada.

For example, In the US and some developed countries, Removable partial dentures start at $300 -$500, average around $700-$1,800. In Australia, the cost for a full denture with metal base is about $2,000, and the cost for partial denture is approximate $1,500. Meanwhile, the cost for removable dentures in Vietnam starts at 30$, average around $43-$300. 

Another example is Two to six dental implants that support a removable denture plate can cost $3,500-$30,000 in the US, and it costs about $1000-$3000 in Vietnam.

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How to take care of your denture?

  • Handle your dentures carefully. Do not bend the plastic or the clasps. Be extra careful when you clean it.
  • Remove your dentures every night. Allows the gum tissues to rest.
  • Run warm water over your dentures to remove food particles.
  • Gently clean and brush your dentures daily to remove food, stains, and plaque. Plaque can form on dentures. If you don’t take them off every day, your dentures may not become whiter than before. Use a denture brush with soft bristles for cleaning.
  • Soak dentures overnight with a dentures cleaner solution. Most types of dentures need to stay moist to retain their shape.
  • Don’t use any bleaching products because these can change the colors of your dentures.
  • Don’t soak dentures with metal clasps in solutions that contain chlorine because it could destroy the metal clasps.
  • Do not soak in boiling water. It could damage the plastic.
  • Visit the clinic regularly to check the condition of your teeth and your dentures.

Alternatives to dentures

  • Dental Implant: If you’re missing one or a few teeth, the best alternatives would be dental implants, Dental implants are more durable and often more comfortable than regular dentures, but patients must have healthy gum tissue and adequate bone to be qualified for implants.
  • Dental bridge: Another alternative is a bridge which is less expensive and durable than a dental implant, It must be replaced within 5 – 7 years.
  • Overdentures: If the patients have lost most of their teeth, they can consider overdentures which held in place by a dental implant or remaining teeth making them much more comfortable, durable, and secure.

FAQs about dentures 

Does Insurance Cover the Cost of False Teeth?

Most full dental insurance policies include some restorative coverage and cover up to 50% the cost of dentures. Regular deductibles and co-pays still apply, so the actual price to the patient is always a substantial amount.

Is It Painful To Get Dentures?

Your gums might feel pain at first since you are adjusting to the new dentures, you may bite your cheek or tongue, it’s might uncomfortable for the tongue being pressed by the dentures instead of the palate. poor-fitting dentures can cause a lot of pain and difficulties in eating and speaking, so if you are in this situation, setting another appointment with your dentist is necessary

Will Dentures Make You Look Different?

It does help you improve your smile, appearance and enhance your chewing and speaking ability as well. 

What Can I Eat After Getting Dentures?

You should begin with a liquid, and ordinary temperature food such as puddings, cooked cereals, chopped boiled eggs, and soup broth are suitable for starting.

How Often Will I Need to See a Dentist?

Dentist recommends dental checkups every or less than six months for all of the patients. During the visit, for a partial or full dental prosthetic to examine the form and function of your smile, which should be correctly fitted, and well looked after.

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