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3D rendering of partial dentures being placed on a lower jaw with missing back teeth.A denture is a detachable false tooth used to replace a missing tooth or teeth as well as the gums and tissues around them. Tooth loss mainly occurs due to gum disease, tooth decay, facial or jaw injuries, natural aging, and other hereditary illnesses. Missing teeth can make facial muscles droop over time, prompting dentures' usage to improve your appearance by filling out the face profile. Dentures also aid in the restoration of chewing and eating functions, as well as the enhancement of pronunciation. For more inquiries about dental dentures, visit Lombard Smiles.

Who Requires Dental Dentures?

Dentures are very beneficial for people who have lost numerous teeth. The condition of your teeth, not your age, determines if you are a denture candidate. But older people dominate denture applicants. You must have strong, healthy, and substantial remaining gum tissue and jawbone structure to support the dentures. This is because fake teeth need extra support from natural tissues in order to last for an extended period.

Types of dental dentures

Dentures come in different types, and your lifestyle and oral health determine the best option for you. The common denture types include complete dentures, detachable partial dentures, fixed partial dentures, and implant-retained dentures.

Dentures that replace all your lost natural teeth are known as complete or full dentures. Complete dentures are the last choice when all other tooth restoration treatments fail to work. They are suction-held in place and can be removed with ease. These dentures can be customized to match the form and appearance of your natural teeth. Most importantly, they aid in the enhancement of mastication, allowing you to bite, chew, and eat food normally. They also prevent bone loss and aid in the enhancement of confidence and self-esteem. Complete dentures are less expensive and durable, lasting up to ten years. Unfortunately, complete dentures can create speech issues because of the thick material covering the palate.

Fixed-partial dentures are also referred to as implant-supported bridges since they employ existing teeth as abutments. They are permanent dentures, hence not removable like complete dentures. These replacement teeth are used to replace one or more missing teeth, giving you a more attractive smile. They also improve the function of your teeth and provide additional protection for your mouth. Their major drawback is that they are extremely expensive.

Taking Care of Your Dentures

If you take excellent care of your dentures, they will last longer. Start by brushing your dentures twice a day, just like you would your natural teeth. This will aid in the reduction of plaque buildup, which can lead to gum disease, stains, and bad breath. Soak detachable dentures in water to get rid of all food particles. Then, gently clean the dentures using a soft-bristled toothbrush and mild soap. Brush all surfaces of the dentures, particularly the clasps, because bacteria thrive here. Also, when cleaning your dentures, be careful not to harm the bent attachments.

Massage and clean your gums after removing your dentures. If you have complete dentures, make sure you take them off while you sleep to allow your mouth to relax. Soak your dentures in warm water whenever you are not wearing them. Visit Lombard Smiles for more tips on how to care for your dentures. Call us today at (503) 206-0550 to book a dental denture appointment.
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