Removable Dentures Q & A
What are removable dentures?
Various types of removable dentures are available. For instance, if you have a few missing teeth, you may have partial removable dentures that attach to your natural teeth.
Your denture might have natural looking connectors or a metal framework and clasps that attach to your teeth. In some instances, your dentist might have to place crowns, typically with special attachments, on your natural teeth to correct the fit of your custom removable denture.
Should you have to change all of your lower or upper teeth, you may have complete or full dentures.
A practical choice is dental implants – artificial replacement tooth roots usually made from titanium. Your dentist surgically implants the artificial tooth root into your jawbone where your jawbone as well as the implants fuse over time. Your removable dentures simply attach to your dental implants.
What exactly are the advantages of removable dentures?
- Improving speech
- Improving eating and chewing
- Restoring your smile
If your denture puts way too much pressure on a certain area, you may have to return to PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, so your dentist can adjust your denture to ensure it is more comfortable and also that it fits properly.
How do I take care of my removable dentures?
To care for your dentures, your dentist recommends a special denture cleaner. You need to brush your dentures daily to remove plaque and food deposits and avoid the denture from becoming permanently stained.
At night you need to place your denture in soaking water or solution to keep it moist and help your denture retain its proper shape.
Always rinse your denture before you place it back in your mouth.
Learn more about removable dentures and how they can improve your smile and benefit your dental health. Call PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry or book online today.