Dentures are made to replace all or some missing or unrestorable teeth. They come in all
shapes and sizes including complete & partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when
all the teeth are missing while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
Both are custom fitted and, if cared for properly, will appear natural. Dentures can help
strengthen facial muscles and aid in chewing as well as improve your speech. If you are
missing some or all of your teeth, dentures could be the solution you are looking for.
~ Complete Denture ~
Complete dentures are the most commonly seen variety. For many, getting a set of dentures
is a normal and natural part of aging. In other cases, injuries, malnutrition, or tooth decay can
result in someone needing a complete denture.
Regardless of the reason, complete dentures are an ideal way to be able to continue such
rudimentary functions as eating and speaking without feeling awkward. Contrary to popular
belief, dentures are not uncomfortable or unwieldy.
Complete dentures are a full set of false teeth for replacing all the natural teeth on one or
both jaws. The base of the denture is designed to look like your gums, and you can be rest
assured that the teeth of the dentures look very natural. Complete dentures are a great way
to restore functionality and aesthetic appearance after the loss of teeth.
Complete dentures are also referred to as 'full' dentures
because they replace the entire set of natural teeth. The
upper denture has a pink denture base that extends across
the roof of the mouth to aid suction, which helps keep the
denture in place.
The lower denture is U-shaped and hugs the bottom ridge of
the jaw. For patients who have gone without teeth for a while,
full dentures can make a dramatic difference in the way they
look. These dentures will fill out the mouth area, relieving that
If all the teeth are missing, your denturist will take impressions of your gums and use these to
model your new dentures. However, if you're still in the process of teeth extractions with your
dentist, an immediate denture will be used as a temporary measure to avoid the situation of
having some teeth missing and also to allow both your gums and mouth to heal before making
your permanent denture designed to fit your mouth precisely and comfortably.
Complete Denture Care
With complete dentures, it's generally required that you remove them at night. Some patients
like to soak them in a gentle cleaning solution overnight, while others prefer simply brushing
them gently. Dentures can be cleaned using gentle soap and water. Avoid using anything too
harsh, as this may damage your mouth as well as the color of your dentures. Be sure to brush
your gums and tongue as well to prevent gum decay.
Option 2: Partial Denture
Option 3: Denture Over Implants
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