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What Are Dentures According to 123dentists.com, dentures are artificial teeth and gums that are formed to your mouth and created by your dentists to replace lost or removed natural teeth. They can either be full or partial, meaning they can either replace all teeth on either the top or bottom gum line, or just a few that are missing.
What Are Dentures made of? Dentures not only look like but also feel like real teeth. What are they really made of though? In the past, dentures were made of porcelain or plastic. However better, and modern ones are made up of hard resin. According to google, Resin is a solid or highly viscous substance of plant or synthetic origin that is typically convertible into polymers. These materials are more fragile compared to natural teeth. This then means that they wear out quicker. For this reason, if you decide to settle for dentures, you need to be ready to replace them every 5 years or so.
Why Wear Dentures They improve the appearance of a smile that has missing teeth They support the structures around the cheeks and lips They make it possible to keep your diet the same since you can still comfortably eat what you have been eating all along. Having dentures fitted means that troublesome teeth are eliminated and replaced with a strong and beautiful alternative. Types of dentures 1. Complete(Full)Dentures 2. Partial Removable Dentures 3. Implant Retained Dentures 4. Immediate(same Day)Dentures
Complete (Full) Dentures — patients with all teeth missing will benefit from complete dentures. Partial Removable Dentures — patients who have some missing teeth, and who prefer a removable option, will benefit from removable partial dentures. Partial Fixed Dentures — patients missing some teeth, and who prefer a non-removable option, will benefit from fixed partial dentures. Implant Retained Dentures — patients who need added retention due to bone loss will benefit from implant-retained dentures. Implant dentures provide an anchorage for the teeth to connect to when they are in the mouth. However, they must be removed for cleaning. Immediate (Same Day) Dentures — patients who want their teeth extracted and dentures installed the same day will benefit from immediate dentures.
How To Clean Dentures Regardless of the kinds of dentures, cleaning is paramount. Just like normal teeth, you should clean them daily. • At night, gently brush the dentures with a soft denture brush to remove plaque. • Soak them in a commercial denture-cleansing liquid overnight. • In the morning, brush them again and wear them throughout the day. • They can be soaked overnight in white vinegar diluted with water to remove calculus or to prevent the formation of calculus. For more information about dentures, kindly book your appointment today at Karen Dental Clinic.