If you loose your natural teeth, don't worry because you can always replace them with artificial teeth. Modern dentistry offers a variety of choices so that everyone can pick the option that is best for him. One solution is to wear dentures. Dentures have their advantages and disadvantages. Being eligible for them depends on the presence and number of healthy teeth, your gum condition, the anatomical structure of your jaw, oral diseases, financial position of the patient, and many other factors. Once a dentist recommends a denture as the best solution for a given situation, he is obligated to inform his client about dentures care.
Dentures are artificial teeth that are made from different materials ranging from acrylic resin to diverse combinations of metal. They can't regenerate like our natural teeth, so they unfortunately wear out. That is why they require some special attention, in order to keep them in good condition. There are a few simple rules about dentures care that must be respected by anyone who decides to wear dentures. They must be removed daily and brushed gently with a toothbrush and toothpaste, especially created for dentures cleaning. Modern dentures are made out of delicate materials that don't resist temperatures, so sterilizing them in hot water isn't permitted. Bleaching your dentures may whiten the pink acrylic.
Dentures must be removed before going to sleep to allow the gums and the tongue to rest. Once removed, dentures must be soaked in a special solution and kept in a safe place, preferably away from children. Dentures must not be left to dry out because their shape might change. Partial dentures are not replacing all of your teeth, but only the missing ones. They are fixed on the healthy teeth and are also removable. Therefore, the rules of dentures care are expanding too. Partial dentures should be removed before removing the natural teeth. Dentures periodically need special cleaning that can only be done by an oral professional and should be done at least twice a year.
The long experience of dental professionals shows that an edentulous mandible changes its initial shape faster than a mandible with natural teeth. It shrinks with time and makes it difficult to keep the denture in the right place. It creates a lot of discomfort for the person who wears dentures and sometimes starts some pathological process in the gums, such as an exaggerated proliferation of the gums epithelium. The rapid shrinking of edentulous jaws can cause dentures to become oversized. So it is impossible to fit them correctly to the gums. This creates a supplementary pressure on the tongue which can cause chewing problems.
Some errors in speech can occur too. All of these problems are of course annoying to clients. In this case, dental professionals are elongating dentures by putting some additional material on the inside portion of the dentures. This procedure is effectuated at least once in two years. That is why it is important to make periodical dental checkups so that the dental professionals can decide if there are any modifications that must be done to your dentures. Proper dentures care and regular dentures checkups keep your dentures and gums in good condition, offering you maximum comfort and oral sanity.