The days of using wood or animal teeth in place of teeth are long gone. Today’s dentures and fake teeth are constructed of durable materials that can replace missing teeth safely and efficiently and give you back your smile’s natural radiance.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures, often known as fake teeth, are a means to replace missing teeth and gums.
They must be removed for cleaning because they are removable. A specialized technician creates the dentures using wax molds and imprints that the dentist creates.
What Are The Different Types?
Acrylic dentures are produced wholly of plastic, whereas plastic on a cast metal foundation is another option for dentures (cobalt chrome dentures). They might replace all teeth(a complete denture) or only a few (partial dentures). They can be anchored to natural teeth to improve fit or rest passively against them. In some circumstances, they can be further stabilized by being linked to jaw implants (implant-retained dentures). When the jawbone has essentially disappeared and cannot support the denture due to wear and tear, this kind of denture is quite helpful. They can be fitted over the roots of the teeth when the natural teeth are severely decaying or worn down, which can help provide more support (an overdenture).
Are Dentures Easy To Place?
The patient needs to spend very little time wearing dentures. Your gums and any remaining teeth will also be captured in an impression. To enable the creation of your dentures appliance, this will be supplied. You will be invited in for a fitting when it is finished. You can go after we have fitted the dentures until your subsequent dental appointment. Remember to brush your teeth twice a day and clean them daily. Regular cleanings will prevent gum inflammation and the growth of bacteria.
Can You Wear Dentures All Day & Night?
During the first few days, you should wear them most of the day, including at night. You should take off your dentures before retiring to bed after your mouth adjusts to them. This rest will assist your gums and keep your mouth healthy. They are frequently taken out at night, but for some people, it can be unpleasant and uncomfortable. To take advantage of the natural cleansing process and to give your gums a break, you should leave your them out. As a result, if you wear them, you may take them out at night or throughout the day. If you are unable to remove them overnight, make sure they are as clean as you can get them before putting them in for the night. If you feel you can’t remove them overnight, be sure to soak and properly clean them in the evening. You must clean them first thing in the morning to ensure that all germs gathered overnight have been eliminated.
How Effective Are They For Missing Teeth?
Dentures, the most affordable way to replace missing teeth, are typically made of plastic teeth supported by a metallic or acrylic base. Although it is sometimes linked with the generation before your grandparents, they are one of the quickest and least expensive ways to replace several missing teeth. They are also more hygienic because you can take them out to clean them. Until a fixed restoration is put in place, they can occasionally replace teeth as a temporary solution. However, due to the denture’s more prominent size and weaker bite force compared to other options like bridges or implants, first-time denture wearers will require some time to get used to the sensation of wearing a denture. Most people gradually adjust and find wearing them comfortable, despite the early changes in taste and speech.
How To Take Care of them?
Patients are strongly advised to adequately care for the teeth and gums once the dentures are in place. The dentures, gums, and tongue must be brushed twice daily, just like natural teeth. Regular flossing is also necessary to get rid of material accumulation between teeth. Plaque accumulation can still result in gum issues and poor breath, even though false teeth are not susceptible to decay. Due to regular wear, they may eventually require relining, rebasing, or remaking. For your dentist to regularly assess the fit of the dentures and look for indications of dental disorders, it is also imperative that you visit the dentist every six months.
Dentures are an essential device that can help eliminate issues related to missing teeth. Visit our dental office if you have any questions about dentures.