Dentures/Partial Dentures:

Dentures are a way to return your beautiful smile with replacement set of teeth.

Dentures are a replacement for missing teeth that can be removed and put back into your mouth as you please. You can get either full or partial dentures, depending on your individual case, and this can be discussed with your dentist. Full dentures are for when all of the natural teeth are removed and replaced by a full set of dentures, and partial dentures cover only a few teeth.

There are two types of full dentures:

Conventional Full Dentures:

This is when all the teeth are removed and the tissue is given time to heal before the new dentures are placed. With this kind, it can take up to a few months for the gums to heal completely, leaving you without any teeth at all.

Immediate Full Dentures

A dentist will take measurements of your teeth before your teeth are removed in order to have dentures pre fitted for your mouth. The dentures are placed immediately after removing the teeth, meaning that you do not have to spend any time without teeth. However, you will have to have a follow up visit to refit the dentures later as your jaw bone will change shape as it heals and the dentures will need to be tightened.

It takes some time to get used to the flesh colored base of the dentures that is placed over your gums. Some people say that it feels like it is bulky, they don’t have room for their tongue, and that the dentures feel loose. Getting dentures will affect the way you eat and speak for a little while, but after time your mouth becomes used to the way they will fit and feel and becomes trained to eating and talking with your dentures until eventually they feel more like your natural teeth. Although they may never feel completely perfect, it is much better than the alternative of not having teeth at all.

Even though dentures are not real teeth, they need to be cared for like they are.

They should be worn and brushed to remove plaque and food particles, and once removed should be placed directly into either room temperature water or a denture cleaning solution. Make sure to never use hot water to clean your dentures, as they are delicate and can become warped. Also make sure to handle them with care, as they can easily break if dropped. Attempting to adjust your dentures yourself could ruin them, so make sure to always have your dentist adjust them if they feel uncomfortable or loose.

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