Here Are Five Things Every Person With Dentures Needs to Know

Posted by Sun-Park Dental May 26,2020

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Have you been using dentures for quite some time now? Great! Dentures are the perfect way to get multiple missing teeth restored in one go. Their removable nature makes them highly sought-after in comparison to their alternatives, such as dental implants and bridges. A few essential things that every person with dentures or wishes to get dentures need to know.

Choose the Right Type of Dentures

Patients who are considering options to replace their missing teeth need to know about the types of dentures before going ahead. Depending on the usage and their physical structure, dentures can briefly be classified as complete, partial, conventional, and immediate dentures. Complete dentures are used to replace every single tooth in the mouth, whereas partial dentures replace only the particular missing ones. The dentist gives conventional dentures after removing all the teeth. It takes a few months for the wounds to heal. On the other hand, immediate dentures are placed in the mouth right after the teeth are extracted. The wounds are allowed to heal under the dentures.

Clean Them Regularly

Dentures, much like your natural teeth, have to be cleaned every day. The dentist will give you special denture-cleaning toothbrushes, which do not cause damage to the prostheses. Also, avoid eating a lot of colored foods or drinking beverages as the coloring particles in them can stain the ceramic teeth.

Dentures will Require Repairs

Dentures are made from a combination of acrylic and dental-grade ceramic. Over a few years of use, they can wear or warp in shape. The inner lining of the dentures that rest against the gums can wear and make it quite uncomfortable for the patient to use them. Sometimes, the prosthetic teeth may loosen or even fall off. Dentures will have to be repaired and restored at regular intervals to keep them in good shape.

Remove Them When Not in Use

Dentures will have to be removed and kept safely aside from time to time, preferably at night before going to bed. Failing to do so may cause numbness in the gums, severe bad breath, shrinking gum line, damage to the dentures, etc. When you take the dentures off, keep them soaked in a glass of water or denture-cleansing solution to avoid warping or cracking.

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