The comprehensive guide to dentures
Replacing missing teeth can be an expensive but worthwhile investment.
Dentures are removable appliances that look like and replace missing teeth. It doesn’t matter if the person has lost one, a few, or all of their teeth, dentures can help. Dentures are not only for the elderly.
Sometimes, younger people also require teeth replacement for various reasons. The person could have lost their tooth due to old age, gum disease, and/or tooth decay, and replacing these teeth can significantly benefit your health and your lifestyle
How do dentures help?
Dentures allow you to speak properly – It is difficult to be articulate when you are missing a few teeth. It gets worse as more teeth are missing. With dentures, speech is clearer. While it may take some time to get used to the dentures, once you do, you will be able to speak well.
Helps you eat – Not being able to eat your favourite is something no one should go through. Dentures will help you chew your food easily. Dentists recommend you start with soft foods.
Gives you a healthy smile – With a well-made set of dentures, no one will even know that you are wearing dentures.
Improves your appearance – Lack of teeth makes your face go droopy. Dentures help give a facial structure.
Boosts your confidence and self-esteem – Good teeth always make a person confident. So, dentures help you smile to your fullest. Dentures these days also are tight fitting, so people needn’t worry about the dentures slipping off mid-conversation or mid-meal.
Types of dentures
Yes, there are different types of dentures. The end goal of dentures is to closely resemble natural teeth and help you get your life back. For this, dentures are customized to your lifestyle, requirements, and oral health.
The two different types of dentures are
Anyone with a full set of missing teeth, upper or lower jaw or both will be recommended to use complete dentures.
Complete dentures come in two forms
- Biofunctional Prosthetic System Dentures
Removable Partial Dentures
These types of dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain attached to the jaw.
Removable Partial Dentures come in two forms
Take good care of your dentures
Just like your teeth, you should take care of your dentures, if not more. The constant cleaning and maintenance of your dentures will keep the dentures clean and removes the food particles and other stains.
Here are some ways to take care of your dentures.
- Don’t forget to rinse your dentures to remove any loose food particles.
- When brushing your denture, use a soft bristle brush and a cleanser given to you by your dentist.
- Always remove your dentures at night and keep them in water and the water should be covered
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