Dentures are a type of dental prosthetic used to replace natural teeth. They can be made from different materials, such as plastic or metal, and are custom-fitted to your mouth. Whether you have full or partial dentures, it's important to take good care of them to ensure they last. Here are some tips on how to take care of your dentures
Dentures are an important part of many people’s lives, and it is important to take care of them properly to ensure that they last as long as possible. Here are some tips and tricks for taking care:
1. Be sure to brush your dentures regularly with a soft-bristled brush. This will help remove any food particles or plaque that may have accumulated on them.
2. Soak them in a mild cleaning solution overnight to keep them clean and fresh.
3. Handle your dentures with care when you are cleaning them or putting them in or out of your mouth. Avoid dropping them, as this can damage them.
4. See your dentist regularly for checkups and to have your them professionally cleaned. This will help extend their lifespan and keep them looking their best.
There are four main types of dentures: complete, partial, immediate, and overdentures. Complete is used when all of the natural teeth are missing. They consist of artificial teeth set in a pink acrylic base that covers the gums. Partials are used when some natural teeth remain. They usually consist of artificial teeth set in a metal framework that attaches to the natural teeth. Immediate is made in advance and can be inserted immediately after the natural teeth are removed. While overdentures are similar to complete dentures, they have special attachments that fit over existing natural teeth or implants.
Dentures are often an excellent choice for replacing missing teeth because they can be inexpensive and can improve your appearance. They also allow you to eat the kinds of foods you enjoy and to smile with confidence. But they do have some drawbacks. For example, they can be uncomfortable, especially if you wait a long time before getting them. They can also make talking or chewing difficult. And they may cause your cheeks to get puffy because they don't fit tightly against the gums and lips. Dentures can also be a problem if you have an active lifestyle, as they can interfere with sports and other physical activities. Finally, it can cause jawbone loss, which may eventually require the surgical insertion of dental implants.
Dentures are delicate, so it's important to make sure that they fit properly. They should also be worn properly in order to avoid damaging the gums and jawbone. To ensure that you get the most from it, we recommend that you have your teeth examined before getting them. During this exam, we will also take impressions of your teeth to create your custom-made dentures.