How Do Dentures Work?

For individuals looking for the replacement of missing teeth, a denture is one of the best treatments for missing tooth replacement. Dentures are used to replace missing teeth and are made up of dental prosthetics. You can be a candidate for a partial denture if you are looking to replace a single tooth or a specific part of your mouth.

There are different forms of dentures based on their number and type of material. however, it has two major types, i.e. Partial denture and Full denture. A partial denture is a synthetic device that is used to replace a few teeth that are missing. Full dentures are for the replacement of whole teeth. The dentist made the dentures after examining the patient to fit comfortably in many cases.

Partial Denture

Partial Denture is made up of acrylic and metal and attaches with your natural teeth. It is a suitable option for candidates who have a few teeth missing. It is different from alternate possibilities because it is removable and easy to clean.

Full Dentures

Full dentures are used after the removal of all teeth. After the extraction, when the muscles are healed, these dentures are fitted after 8-12 weeks. The dentist will start the procedure after the completion of the healing process.

Immediate Full denture

These are dentures designed to wear immediately after the extraction of teeth. Its use is great because they have this immediate denture when the candidates are going without teeth. They help in the healing process by protecting gums.

Dentures that are not fit for your mouth can cause damage and irritations. It is best to clean your dentures every day to maintain a healthy life. To clean the denture, place it in plain water or a cleanser soaking solution. Further, your gums should also be brushed to make your mouth clean. The denture should be remade because it doesn’t fit for longer.

Dentures work just like your natural teeth. There is no resistance while eating or speaking. A bite test is done before getting the final dentures to ensure that no click sound is produced while eating. They can endure high pressure so you can enjoy any food. The cleaning process is done by brushing the teeth as you did in your daily routine when you have healthy teeth. Dentures also require low maintenance as compared to other teeth replacements.

Conclusions

Dentures work pretty much like natural and healthy teeth. Full dentures cover the whole jawbone and function like natural teeth, while partial dentures replace just a few teeth. The other teeth remain intact. The only difference is that you have to remove full dentures at night to clean them and prevent any tongue bites while sleeping. Dentures are a good investment for a lifetime to get replacement teeth.

Contact your Danville dentist, Dr. Hoss Abar, DDS, MSD at Danville Orthodontics now to learn more about dentures and how they will work best for you.

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