Dentures in Bibwewadi


What are Dentures ?

Dentures are removable appliances which are used as a replacement of missing teeth and tissues. They are the artificial teeth which enable normal functioning of human mouth. Dentures are of two types – Complete & Partial.

Complete dentures are advised when all the teeth are missing, and partial dentures are applied when some natural teeth are missing. They are custom made especially for a set of teeth and gum lines.

Types of Dentures

A complete or full denture is one which replaces all the natural teeth in either the upper or lower jaw. A partial denture fills in the spaces left by lost or missing teeth. It may be fastened to your natural teeth with metal clasps or precision attachments.Full dentures, to replace all your own teeth, fit snugly over your gums. They will help you to eat comfortably and speak clearly, and will improve your confidence and self-esteem.

Partial dentures replace teeth that are missing, and can sometimes be supported by the teeth you have left. If you have gaps between your teeth, then your other teeth may move to take up some of the space, so you could end up with crooked or tilted teeth. This could affect the way you bite and could damage your other teeth.

How should I look after my dentures ?

  • Please remove your dentures at night to give your gums rest and the chance to be exposed to your natural saliva.
  • It is highly recommended that you soak your dentures in a glass of cold water when you are not wearing them. You can add special cleaning tablets to the water when you soak your dentures.
  • Always brush your dentures before putting them back into your mouth.