10 Facts Worth Knowing About Dentures
- Replaces One or All of Your Teeth
There are essentially two main types of dentures, complete and partial dentures. The complete or full dentures are used when you are missing all of your teeth or need to have the extracted. Partial dentures on the other hand are used only when some of your teeth are missing in either the lower or upper jaw. On visiting a denture clinic, the denturist will examine your situation and then determine the appropriate type of denture to be used.
- Adjusting to Dentures Is Not as Hard as Many People Think
Obviously, your new dentures will require some getting used to. But contrary to what most people think, it takes just a short time for your oral tissues and facial muscles to adapt to the dentures. This is provided your dentures were properly fixed by a qualified professional. Usually, if you have just had your teeth extracted, the dentist will give you temporary dentures as your gum and bone tissue heal. Thereafter you should get the conventional dentures fixed. In case of any persistent pain or discomfort after getting your dentures, make sure to visit a dentist near you as soon as possible.
- Dentures Are Durable
dentures can last for between 5 to 10 years, and thereafter it is recommended that you have them changed. Just the same way your natural teeth wear our and stain over time, denture will too. Your care routine can influence how long the dentures last.
- Regular Dental Visits Are Still Important
It is still important to regularly visit the dentist even when wearing false teeth. The regular check-ups allow the dentist check for any signs of gum and soft tissue damage by disease. Dentures also require periodic adjustments to improve their fit and appearance and this can be done during these check-ups.
- Necessary to Remove Them at Night
Dentures can put pressure on your gums when worn all day. Taking them out at night relieves this pressure and also reduces bone loss. Tooth loss usually leads to bone loss as there is no longer stimulation from the teeth during chewing to encourage the bone to grow. Dentures are unable to generate this stimulus. Also, having the dentures eliminates ground for bacteria and fungi to thrive and allows you time to clean the dentures and your mouth too.
- Chewing and Speech Remain Normal
Once you get used to your dentures, your speech and chewing should remain normal. In most case it even improves these functions, where they were already affected by missing teeth. You can enjoy almost all type of foods and the dentures will remain securely in place.
- Have A Realistic Appearance
Advancement in technology has made modern dentures more realistic than ever. Materials that closely resemble natural teeth and gums are usually used to give patients a realistic look. This way it becomes hard for others to notice that you are wearing false teeth. Wearers of dentures also get a youthful look as dentures prevent facial collapse that is caused by tooth loss.
- Oral Hygiene Is Still Important
You must properly look after your dentures to prevent oral problems and to also ensure they last long. Dentures should be mechanical cleaned everyday using a toothbrush or a denture brush and a non-abrasive denture cleanser. When they are not properly cleaned, it can cause a build-up of yeast or fungus called candida that cause denture stomatitis.
- They Are Not Just for The Old
Aging makes us vulnerable to tooth loss, but there are other factors that can cause us to lose our teeth even though we are not old. Stigma exists that makes dentures seem to be only appropriate for elderly patients but this is wrong. Younger patients who have experienced tooth loss can also benefit from use of dentures which can last for several years.
- They Are Not A One-Size Fits All
For you to get your dentures in Ajax, ON, we will first have to make an impression of your mouth and then customize the dentures. At Rossland Landing Dental Care, we use hard resin material in place of porcelain and plastic to give you quality and lasting dentures. A qualified technician is also responsible for creating your dentures to ensure a good fit.