Dentures are removable prosthetic devices used to replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues. They are typically made of acrylic resin or porcelain, and are custom-fitted to the individual’s mouth.There are two main types of dentures: complete and partial. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. Both types of dentures rely on suction and/or dental adhesive to stay in place in the mouth.
The process of getting dentures typically involves several appointments with us. During the first appointment, we will take impressions of your mouth and make a model of the denture. The dentist will then have you try on the model to check the fit and make any necessary adjustments. Once the fit is satisfactory, the final denture is fabricated and you return for a final fitting.
Dentures can provide many benefits for those who have missing teeth, including improved chewing ability, improved speech, and a more natural-looking smile. However, they also require some maintenance and care. Dentures should be cleaned daily with a denture brush and denture cleaner to prevent build up of plaque and bacteria. It’s also important to avoid using abrasive materials, such as regular toothpaste, on dentures, as this can scratch the surface and make them more susceptible to staining.
It’s important to note that dentures may take some time to get used to, especially if they are the first set of dentures a person has ever worn. Initially, some discomfort, irritation, or soreness may occur, but this should improve over time as the mouth becomes accustomed to the dentures.