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Dentures are artificial teeth that are made to replace missing teeth. They can be either full or partial, meaning they can either replace all teeth on either the top or bottom gum line, or just a few that are missing.
Dentures are made from a variety of materials, including acrylic, porcelain, and metal. The most common type of denture is made from acrylic, which is a soft, flexible material that is easy to work with. Porcelain dentures are made from a hard, durable material that is often used for cosmetic reasons. Metal dentures are made from a strong, durable material that is often used for patients who have a lot of missing teeth.
Dentures are placed in the mouth and secured in place by gums or by suction. Partial dentures are supported by the remaining natural teeth, while full dentures sit on top of the gums.
Dentures can be a great way to improve your appearance and your ability to eat and speak. However, they can also be uncomfortable and difficult to adjust to at first. It is important to work with your dentist to find the right type of dentures for you and to learn how to care for them properly.
Types of Dentures
There are two main types of dentures: complete and partial dentures.
Complete dentures replace all of the teeth on one or both jaws. They are usually made from acrylic resin and are held in place by suction.
Partial dentures replace some of the teeth on one or both jaws. They are usually made from acrylic resin and are supported by the remaining natural teeth.
Cost of Dentures
The cost of dentures will vary depending on the type of dentures you need, the materials used, and the dentist you choose. In general, complete dentures will be more expensive than partial dentures.
How to Care for Dentures
Dentures should be cleaned regularly to prevent plaque and tartar buildup. You should also brush your dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste after each meal.
In addition, you should soak your dentures in a cleaning solution once a week. You can use a commercial denture cleaning solution or make your own by mixing equal parts water and vinegar.
Complications of Dentures
There are a few potential complications that can occur with dentures, including:
Irritation of the gums
Sores on the gums
If you experience any of these problems, it is important to see your dentist as soon as possible.
Benefits of Dentures
There are many benefits to using dentures, including:
Improved appearance Dentures can help to improve the appearance of your smile by replacing missing teeth.
Improved ability to eat Dentures can help you to eat a wider variety of foods and to eat more easily.
Improved ability to speak Dentures can help you to speak more clearly and to project your voice more easily.
Increased self-confidence Dentures can help you to feel more confident about your appearance and your ability to interact with others.
Dentures can be a great way to improve your appearance, your ability to eat and speak, and your self-confidence. If you are considering dentures, be sure to work with your dentist to find the right type of dentures for you and to learn how to care for them properly.
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