What are complete dentures made of?
Dentures are made out of tooth-colored plastic most of the time. However, we can opt to use ceramic teeth. If we use porcelain dentures, however, we must bear in mind that the ceramic teeth, which look very similar to natural teeth, are not very break-resistant and can sometimes rattle when clenching your teeth. The base that is attached to the gums can be made out of plastic or metal.
Is speaking different with dentures?
It might be uncomfortable to wear complete dentures at first. Articulating certain sounds requires practice during the first weeks. Reading out loud and training in front of the mirror will help you get through these tough times. They can also shift when you cough or laugh, but you will learn how to master your dentures over time.
Can I eat with my new dentures?
You will surely be able to eat without any problems after training. We suggest that you chew mushy foods in tiny pieces to start with. Eat slowly and use both sides to chew so that your new teeth do not wobble. It can take a few days to get used to your new dentures.
Should I use dental adhesives?
Dental adhesives are only suitable for stabilizing dentures that fit well on the mucosa. If the dentures are too loose, dental adhesives alone will not be enough to keep them stable. If the dentures loosen, split and broken, please visit your dentist.
What is the difference between temporary and immediate dentures?
The final dentures are put on the jawbones where there is a fully-healed and healthy mucosa. It is then recommended to wait for a few weeks after pulling the tooth. The temporary dentures are placed in the oral cavity straight after removing the teeth. That way, you do not remain toothless for long. The immediate dentures are attached after a short while because the shape of the gums and bones changes shortly after the teeth are extracted.
Dentures are a mounted tooth replacement on a plate that not only replaces missing teeth but also the soft tissue that has been diminished by periodontitis. We use partial or complete dentures depending on if some or all of the teeth are missing. The remaining teeth are used as mounts for partial dentures, but the mucosa and underlying jawbones serve as the frame for complete dentures. Modern dentures are barely noticeable and give a natural appearance.
Why is it useful to wear dentures?
Replacing lost teeth is beneficial for aesthetic as well as functional reasons. Complete dentures replace the natural teeth and also give protection to the lips and the muscles around the mouth.
How should I take care of my new dentures?
You should treat and wash your dentures carefully. If they come off, they can easily crack and break. When they are not in your mouth, you must put them in water, because they dry up and break otherwise. You should clean them thoroughly after each meal, a traditional toothbrush and toothpaste are also fine for dentures.
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