- denture are a replacement for missing teeth that can be removed and put back in to your mouth as you please. Depending each individual patients case, they may receive full or partial dentures are used when all of the natural teeth are removed from the mouth and replaced with a full set of dentures. There are two types of full dentures.
- Conventional full dentures-This is when all the teeth are removed and the tissues is given times to heal before the dentures are placed .It could take a few months for the gum tissues to heal before the dentures are placed. It could take a few months for the gum tissues to heal completely, and during this time you will be without teeth.
- Immediate full dentures-Prior to having your teeth removed , your dentist takes measurements and has dentures fitted for your mouth .After removing the teeth, the dentures are immediately placed in your mouth .The benefit is that you do not have to spend any times without teeth. You will, however, need to have a follow up visit your dentures because the jaw bone will slightly change shape as your mouth heels. The dentures will need to be tightened after the jaw bone has healed.
- 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 in to 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 do not drop them. Also, never try to adjust your dentures yourself. You could ruin them, so you should always seek assistance from your dentist if they feel uncomfortable or losse.