Dentures are removable dental appliances that are used to replace missing teeth and restore the appearance and function of the mouth. They are often made of a gum-colored acrylic base that supports a set of artificial teeth. Dentures can be used to replace either a few missing teeth (partial dentures) or a complete set of teeth (complete or full dentures).

The process of getting dentures typically involves multiple visits to a dentist or prosthodontist. During the initial consultation, the dentist will assess your oral health, take impressions of your mouth, and discuss the various options available. Subsequent visits will involve fitting and adjusting the dentures to ensure a comfortable and secure fit.


What Is Dentures?

Partial dentures are designed to fill the gaps left by missing teeth and are attached to the remaining natural teeth using metal clasps or precision attachments. They help restore the ability to chew properly, improve speech, and prevent the remaining teeth from shifting out of position

Facts about dentures:

  • Types of Dentures: There are several types of dentures available, including conventional dentures, immediate dentures, implant-supported dentures, and overdentures. Conventional dentures are made after the remaining teeth have been removed and the gums have healed, while immediate dentures are prepared in advance and can be inserted immediately after tooth extraction. Implant-supported dentures are attached to dental implants that are surgically placed in the jawbone, providing increased stability and support. Overdentures are designed to fit over a few remaining natural teeth or dental implants.
  • Adjustment Period: It takes time to adjust to wearing dentures. Initially, you may experience some discomfort, difficulty speaking, and increased saliva flow. It’s common to experience mild soreness and gum irritation as your mouth adapts to the new appliance. However, with time and practice, these issues usually subside, and most individuals can speak, eat, and smile comfortably with dentures.
  • Maintenance and Care: Proper denture care is essential to maintain their longevity and oral hygiene. Dentures should be cleaned daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush or denture brush using a mild soap or denture cleaner. Avoid using abrasive substances or toothpaste, as they can damage the denture material. Dentures should be rinsed thoroughly after meals to remove any food debris. It’s important to remove dentures at night to allow the gums to rest and be soaked in a denture-cleaning solution or plain water.
  • Bone Resorption: When natural teeth are missing, the underlying jawbone may undergo a process called bone resorption. This occurs because the stimulation from tooth roots is no longer present, leading to bone loss over time. Dentures can help provide some support to the jawbone and prevent further bone resorption, although they do not completely eliminate it. Dental implants, which integrate with the jawbone, offer the most effective solution for preventing bone loss.

 These facts are general information, and it’s always recommended to consult with a qualified dental professional for personalized advice and guidance regarding dentures or any other dental treatment.

More Abouts Dentures

There are several reasons why someone might choose dentures as a tooth replacement option. Here are some common reasons for choosing dentures.

Dentures are often a more affordable tooth replacement option compared to alternatives like dental implants or bridges. They can provide an effective solution for individuals who may have budget constraints or are seeking a more cost-effective option.

Getting dentures does not involve any surgical procedures, unlike dental implants that require implant placement into the jawbone. Some individuals may prefer a non-invasive approach and opt for dentures instead.

Dentures can significantly improve chewing ability and speech for individuals who have lost their natural teeth. They help restore proper bite alignment and allow for efficient food digestion. Moreover, dentures can enhance the appearance of the smile, boost self-confidence, and provide a natural-looking set of teeth.

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