False Teeth

False Teeth

Dentures also called as false teeth are an artificial device used as a replacement for the missing teeth and can be removed easily when you want. Depending upon the intensity of the case, a patient may receive the full or partial dentures. Full dentures are utilized in the critical cases where all the natural teeth of the mouth are removed and replaced perfectly with the complete set of full dentures. Full dentures are categorized into two types –

  • Conventional Full Dentures – In this type of dentures, when all the teeth are exterminated from the mouth and some time is given to the tissue for healing before the conventional dentures are placed into the mouth. Tissues can take few months or a year to heal themselves completely till then you will remain toothless.
  • Immediate Full Dentures – In this category of dentures, first the dentist measure dimensions of the teeth and has fit the dentures in your mouth accordingly. Once your teeth are removed, dentures are immediately implanted into the mouth. One of the biggest advantages of these dentures is, you don’t have to spend time without teeth, but you need to visit the dentist on a regular basis to refill the dentures because of the change in shape of jaw bone during healing.

Like full dentures, partial dentures are also an efficacious option, when your natural teeth are removed. They are not for the long term fixture in your mouth.

Generally, the partial dentures consume some time to get familiar. They are placed over your teeth. Its a common misconception among the individuals that fitting of partial dentures restrict the movement of tongue in the mouth, but that’s not the case. With the passage of time, you will get accustomed to eat and talk with your dentures. They may start feeling like natural teeth and at the end, it is a way better option than not having any teeth.

Although the dentures are not really like your natural teeth but they equally need utmost attention and care like your natural teeth do. You should brush them with the premium quality toothpaste to eradicate germs and food particles. After the cleaning of dentures, they should be put in denture cleaning solution or normal water. Never place the dentures in hot water as they are very delicate to high temperatures. Also never try to adjust the dentures on your own, chances are that you would ruin their placement. It is wise of an individual to consult the dentist if they are not feeling comfortable with the dentures.

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