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Maintaining Your False Teeth

Dentures are removable replacements for teeth that are missing. They are the artificial teeth which can help in enabling the normal functioning of the human mouth. Partial dentures and Full dentures are two types of dentures that are commonly used. Full dentures are advised when all the teeth are missing and partial dentures are applied when natural teeth are missing. The false teeth are custom-made, especially for a set of teeth and gum line.

Full dentures fit over the upper teeth and roof and can be placed on the lower teeth. These are called conventional dentures that are removed during the night for cleaning. Partial dentures have missing teeth which are fixed to artificial gum. It is then connected by a metal framework which helps the dentures hold in place. Missing teeth can change the position of existing teeth. Hence, partial dentures need to be placed to overcome the problem and keep the teeth intact.

Dentures can act as prosthesis for the missing teeth. They are also known as false teeth. They are made of metal, acrylic or nylon. They are used to replace even a single tooth or several teeth that can snugly fit over the gums. Well-fitted dentures can offer different benefits including improving the speech, self-confidence and eating capabilities. It can help in preventing the face from sagging over time and may offer protection to the remaining teeth.

Maintaining the False Teeth

As the bacteria inside the mouth multiples rapidly, keeping your dentures clean should be a priority. Your dentist can help and advise you on the best way to clean the dentures depending on the type of false teeth you have. You can make use of cleaning solutions specific to dentures to help and clean them effectively. False teeth might require various solutions depending on the materials they are made from, hence ask your dentist a few tips regarding cleaning the dentures. You can increase the lifespan of the false teeth by handling them carefully. Do not bend them and try to avoid damaging the clips (if they have) while cleaning them.

You can soak the dentures overnight as this can help in preventing them from drying out. However, make sure that you rinse them under water before you replace them back inside the mouth. Your dentist might also advise you to avoid certain foods. You can avoid drinking beverages that can be hot enough to damage the dentures. It might also be a good idea to avoid foods that can be tough like hard candy or chewy taffy or gum.

Veneers can help in improving the appearance of existing healthy teeth by placing a thin layer of porcelain over the front of the teeth. However, doing this cannot replace the missing teeth. Bridges can be a common alternative to dentures. They are made of false teeth that can be held in place by a dental crown that is cemented to neighbouring teeth or implant. They are more permanent dentures and not full dentures that can be removable and would not require the implant process if healthy neighbouring teeth are adjacent to the area.

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