Wearing false teeth restores self-confidence, improves your facial harmony, and enables you to chew with confidence and comfort. Practising good denture care is essential to keeping your gums healthy and strong enough to support dentures. Fortunately, there are a number of different types of false teeth that you can discuss with your dentist to find the right solution for your tooth replacement needs. Let’s take a look at some of them.
Types Of False Teeth
Immediate Or Temporary Dentures
Temporary or immediate dentures are designed to be worn after tooth extraction. They are only intended for temporary use because your gums will be a bit swollen after extraction and need a chance to heal – but you also need teeth while you wait for the healing to take place.
Partial dentures may be recommended if you still have some healthy natural teeth remaining. Partials will fill in the gaps where you have missing teeth and often are clipped around your natural teeth for support.
If you are missing an entire arch, a full or complete denture is likely to be recommended. Complete dentures are made to complement your natural gum colour and the designs have improved so much, that most people will not be able to tell you are wearing false teeth.
Removable dentures are prescribed most frequently because denture care is easier when the prosthesis has been taken out of your mouth. Removables can be kept in place by denture adhesive if you feel them slipping around, and usually need to be replaced every five years on average.
Flexibles are an alternative to partial removable dentures and usually last between five and eight years before they need to be replaced. Many patients like wearing them because they are more lightweight.
Today’s dentures are more comfortable, natural-looking, and cost-effective than ever. Digital dentures offer you an efficient and precise approach to false teeth. They make use of digitally guided software to scan your mouth, which generally means fewer adjustments and a more comfortable prosthesis.
Digitally manufactured false teeth allow for suction too, which adds to your comfort and convenience.
The Importance Of Good Denture Care
If you wear false teeth, you must rinse them after you finish eating or drinking. You must also clean them every day, to remove any bacteria, plaque, and debris. If you notice any plaque build-up on your false teeth, use a denture soak to remove the deposits. You must soak your removable dentures in water overnight to keep them supple while you give your gums a chance to rest.
Gum health is also an important part of denture care. Use a separate soft-bristled toothbrush and mild detergent for your false teeth and another one to clean your gums, tongue, and soft tissue.
Choosing the right types of false teeth is a very personal decision that is best discussed with your dentist so your personal factors can be taken into account. Please give us a call:
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