With missing teeth, it often becomes difficult to eat a lot of food or speak correctly. To give you a smile that makes you proud, dentures act as an ideal choice. There are different types of dentures available based on the number of teeth that need to be replaced.
Removable partial dentures that comprise of a metal framework placed beneath the plastic base. It gives an appearance like a gum tissue. Artificial teeth are mounted on the base and the denture is attached to your own teeth with a metal clasp.
Complete dentures also have a plastic base that holds up the artificial teeth. Complete dentures come with a full set of upper and lower teeth. They are either placed via dental implants or are sealed. Dentists generally place complete dentures once all of the natural teeth have been lost, removed and gum tissue has been healed. Patients are able to undergo denture placement immediately after their teeth have been removed. It does not require a healing period.
Whether it is for single or multiple teeth, dentures are an effective tooth replacement option that are removable and easy to clean.
Taking Care of Your Dentures
- Dentures also need to be cleaned and brushed daily to remove food and plaque. Brushing prevents staining and helps your mouth stay healthy. A toothbrush with soft bristles should be used as it will prevent damage in the long run.
- Use a soft-bristled brush to clean your tongue, palate, and gums every morning. Clean your mouth thoroughly. This helps reduce the risk of developing bad breath.
- While sleeping, put your dentures in a safe place covered in water.
- Visit your dentist regularly even if you wear dentures. They will conduct an examination for signs of oral cancer or other diseases (if any). They will also ensure that you are comfortable wearing dentures all the time.
Why Dentures Are Better Than Ever
In the past dentures were disliked by people because they didn’t fit well and were quite uncomfortable. These days dentures are fitted and more secure. This makes them less likely to slip. They also offer better support to the jaw and cheeks.
No matter what denture type you choose, it is important to do your research beforehand. Dentures can offer you a great solution for restoring your smile. Not only they fit better and look more natural, but also allow you to wear them without knowing others that you have them.
Interested in dentures? Schedule an appointment with our dentists to get a better insight into denture placement and use.