Dentures are a type of prosthetic used to replace missing teeth. Normally dentures are removable, but advances has made some able to be bonded or implanted in making them permanent.
Types of Dentures
There are two types of dental dentures you may get if you need them. Your Sunrise Dentist will go over your options if they decide you need it.
- Partial Dentures
- Complete Dentures
A partial denture, or bridge, is attached to your permanent teeth to fill in where you are missing teeth. These dentures can be removable or you can have them fixed by attaching them with a crown. Partial dentures keep the appearance of a beautiful, healthy smile while also maintaining your proper alignment so your permanent teeth do not shift.
A complete denture replaces the entire top or bottom of your arch. This process takes a bit longer as your gums need to heal after a total tooth loss.
How Do I Care For Dentures?
To help your dentures last and to keep them looking beautiful and fitting there best, follow these denture care tips:
- Clean your dentures every day. Treat them like your real teeth. Brush them using a denture brush and a cleanser solution.
- Keep your dentures moist when you are not wearing them
- Do not try to adjust your dentures yourself. Call your dentist if you experience any discomfort.