Dentures are a prosthetic device made to fill out missing teeth and are supported by soft and hard tissues around the oral cavity. Whether you are thinking of getting one or you already have it, still, it is highly advisable to know what dentures are all about.
To learn more about dentures, and how it can help with oral health and appearance, read along cause Airport Center Family Dental compiled everything you need to know in one place.
Dentures are teeth replacements that are usually made of acrylic resin and metal. The base of the denture is made of metal covered with plastic, and the teeth are also made of plastic. When having dentures in Inglewood, your dentist will take an impression of your mouth to get the exact fitting and start constructing them.
TYPES OF DENTURES
Complete dentures are needed when all teeth are extracted. When losing all natural teeth, whether from an injury, gum disease, or tooth decay, facial muscles may sag, making you look older in appearance. The ability to speak and eat is also affected. Having complete dentures will help a lot in restoring your beautiful smile. There are two types of complete dentures in Inglewood, one is conventional, and the other is immediate.
The partial denture is used to fill out missing teeth when other natural teeth are still useful. Patients who had one or two teeth extracted, use this type of dentures for aesthetes or functional use. It is also an option for patients who have weak natural teeth that cannot support bridges or any other teeth replacements.
Partial dentures can be easily removed and cleansed without any professional help. Immediate and conventional dentures are also available for partial dentures in Inglewood.
Conventional and Immediate Dentures
- Conventional dentures can be worn about three to six months after the extraction of your remaining teeth. Yes, you read it right. But it is worth the wait because it will ensure that your denture has a perfect fit on you once your gums are all healed. While on your waiting time, you can temporarily wear an immediate denture.
- Immediate dentures are worn after the extraction of teeth. This type of denture is used for both partial and complete tooth extraction. It is a smile saver because it can be inserted as soon as you had your teeth pulled out, and it can stay there throughout the healing process of your gums while waiting for the conventional denture.
Having dentures are way different from natural teeth. Therefore, the way of caring for them are also different. When cleaning, denture cleanser must be used. Toothpaste or mouthwashes, bleach, soap, and vinegar must be avoided because they may damage your dentures.
After eating, dentures must be removed, and your mouth has to be cleansed. Soak dentures overnight to keep it moist and rinse thoroughly before using it the next morning. Brush it daily with a denture brush, but not with a soft bristle toothbrush.