What are Dentures?
Dentures are a removable set of teeth or a single tooth. The main function of dentures is to replicate and replace any teeth that are missing. Dentures are also used to replace missing bone and gum tissue. Patients however are not advised to wear dentures all day long and it is recommended to remove them when not in use.
Dentures are available in two types: metal and acrylic resin. There are partial dentures which replace a tooth or few teeth, and prevent the other teeth from moving into any empty space left by a cavity. Complete dentures cover the entire set of teeth, both in the upper and lower jaw of a person who has completely lost his or her teeth.
Dentures made from metal and acrylic resin, which is similar to plastic, are able to mold in such a way that it fits into your mouth perfectly. If you intend on wearing dentures, it is important to ensure that it fits perfectly in your mouth as it directly affects the shape of your face. Your dentures shouldn’t change position or require denture adhesives. If you find it hard to keep your lower denture in place, you can consider applying a modest amount of denture adhesive. However, due to significant advancements in dental technology and reduced costs for dental implants, you might consider getting a few implants so that your dentures can rest comfortably on them. This will also help maintain good pronunciation along with the ability to chew your food well.
It is vital that you speak to your dentist and select a denture design that fits your mouth perfectly. Your dentist can also recommend dental bonding or clasping so that your dentures continue to function efficiently.