Dentures – Its Requirements, Types, and Options

Dentures are a replacement for missing teeth and the tissues attached to those teeth. Dentures are removable and are made of acrylic plastic and sometimes metal materials and porcelain. Replaced teeth have a lot in common with natural teeth and gum tissue.

One goes for 'complete dentures to replace all teeth, whereas partial dentures fill in the gaps of missing teeth and also prevent other teeth from changing their positions. There are two types of full dentures, the "instant" and "traditional" types. In the case of urgent dentures, replacement teeth are performed on the same day, immediately after the removal of the natural teeth.

How to take care of Dentures?

Denture clinics in Kallangur sometimes recommend adhesive dentures, mainly for first-time wearers. This adhesive improves the stability and retention of replaced teeth and helps restore the wearer's confidence.

Adhering to the following guidelines improves the life of dentures.

Take out replaced teeth and brush daily with denture cleanser.

Do not use boiling water to disinfect replacement teeth as denture material can change its shape.

In the case of partial dentures, the replacement teeth must be removed before the natural teeth can be brushed.

Is it OK to wear my dentures at night?

It is best to remove the denture and soak it in a cleansing solution during your sleep. You can also soak it during the day as it has been found that soaking for at least eight hours relaxes the gum tissue and helps in general stimulation and cleansing by saliva and tongue. This gives long-term benefits to the gums.

Denture options

A new alternative to dentures is dental implants. These implants are denture roots that are surgically fixed to the jaw so that a replacement or bridge is in place. However, it is better to consult your dentist as to which type of replacement you should go for to replace your missing teeth – dentures or implants.