A denture is a removable dental appliance that replaces missing teeth. Dentures come in two forms: partial and complete.
A partial denture replaces only a few missing teeth. The partial denture consists of a gum-colored base and artificial teeth. This dental appliance is held in place using metal clasps that hook around neighboring teeth.
A complete denture, on the other hand, replaces the entire arch of teeth. Complete dentures have gum-colored bases made of plastic or resin. Artificial teeth are attached to the base. This dental appliance is held in place using suction and denture adhesive.
A patient’s diet, facial structure, tooth positioning, nerves, and muscles can all impact proper mastication. If your teeth are not in proper alignment, or if you have lost several teeth, a denture may be necessary. A denture is a removable appliance that replaces several missing teeth, thereby restoring optimum oral function, including biting and chewing. Along with functionality, dentures also restore oral aesthetics as they can be customized to mimic the appearance of the teeth perfectly.
There’s a big difference between dentures and implants. Dentures are a removable option to replace missing teeth. Implants, on the other hand, are permanent solutions that are implanted into the jawbone. Dentures rest on top of the gums, whereas implants are implanted into the jawbone. But both can be combined as dentures can also be supported by dental implants, giving them excellent strength and stability. They prevent the dentures from slipping off their ideal positions in their mouth.
Caring for your dentures means following a specific set of instructions. Your dentist will go over everything you need to know for you to take good care of your dentures. Here are some things that you should remember.
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