Dentures, commonly referred to as “false teeth”, are removable dental prosthesis designed to replace missing teeth.
What is a denture?
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available; complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
Tips to maintain your dentures
To properly maintain your dentures, wash them daily using a denture cleaner. You can also use soap with cold or warm water. Always soak your dentures in water or denture cleaner when you’re not wearing them. It will prevent them from drying out. We advise you to remove your dentures when sleeping. It will avoid any tissue irritation, increased bone loss and fungal infection.
Are there alternatives to dentures?
Yes, dental implants can be used to support cemented bridges, eliminating the need for a denture. The cost is usually greater, but the implants and bridges more closely resemble the feel of real teeth. Dental implants are becoming the alternative to dentures but not everyone is a candidate for implants. Dental implants may also be used to support dentures, offering more stability.