Many people anticipate they'll wear dentures ultimately. But, with proper care, your tooth can easily last a life-time. That stated, should you lose the majority of your teeth, dentures can replace them and repair your smile.
Or in some cases, it is most effective for some of the missing natural teeth, you may need to consider filling out your smile with dentures. They let your appearance look natural whilst providing guide to your cheeks and lips. Dentures aid in speaking, chewing and swallowing.
Types of DenturesThere are two types of dentures: full and partial. Each type is made from an impression of the wearer’s mouth. Once the mold is made and the measurements are sent off to a dental lab to be made into permanent dentures, our dentist at Smile Dental Centre fits a temporary denture.
Dentures are secured by attaching to or fitting over any remaining natural teeth or implants.
Denture CareTaking care of your dentures is vital to your overall oral health. Here are some tips on how to keep them in good condition:
- Clean dentures over a water-filled sink to prevent damage if they are dropped
- Place a small amount of liquid hand soap on the denture brush and brush all surfaces, including the clasps on a partial denture
- Rinse well with water
- Store dry in a labelled denture cup
- To re-insert dentures, wet first with water to prevent discomfort