Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that can be removed and placed back into your mouth.There are two main types of dentures, conventional and immediate dentures. Ask our dentists at South 40 Dental, what options may work for you.
Dentures are a removable replacement for missing teeth. Full dentures are used when all of the natural teeth are removed from the mouth. There are three types of dentures.
Your dentures may take some time to get used to. The flesh colored base of the dentures is placed over your gums. Some people say that it feels bulky or that they don’t have enough room for their tongue. Other times the dentures might feel loose.
These feelings will affect the way you eat and talk for a little while. Over time, your mouth becomes trained to eat and speak with your dentures and they begin to feel more and more like your natural teeth.
Even though dentures are not real teeth, you should care for them like they are. You should brush them to remove plaque and food particles before removing your dentures. After they have been removed you should place them directly into room temperature water or a denture cleaning solution.
Never use hot water because it could warp the dentures. Your dentures are delicate, so make sure you are careful when handling them so you don’t drop them. Never try to adjust your dentures yourself. You should always seek assistance from your dentist if they feel uncomfortable or loose.