At some point, you may find that you need to be fitted for dentures. How much do you really know about them? If no one in your family has ever needed them, then you might not be too familiar with them. Here is what you need to know about them.
What Are Dentures?
Let’s start by looking at what dentures are. They mimic your original teeth and the gums that your teeth are attached to – in other words, they replace lost teeth. You can either replace a row of teeth, or just a few. It depends on what you need them to do for you. When your dentist fits you for dentures, they will make sure to measure the contours of your mouth and ensure that the dentures will look like your natural teeth.
What Are They Made Of?
In the past, dentures were made from wood, plastic, or porcelain. Instead, they are now made of more sophisticated materials such as hard resin. Just be careful, because the hard resin could be more fragile than you expect – while they do last, you have to make sure that you take good care of them!
Why You Should Wear Them
There are many reasons why you could benefit from wearing dentures. Let’s look at four of them:
- They can make your smile beautiful again;
- They help you chew more easily;
- They help reduce jaw pain or oral health concerns;
- They’re durable and also help decrease tooth sensitivity!
Comparing Partial and Full Dentures
If you have dental implants such as a bridge, then you might benefit from getting a partial denture installed. Partial dentures are also useful if you have only lost one or two teeth due to an accident but don’t want to deal with more permanent dental implants. Dentures do need to be cleaned, particularly when it’s time for bed. Fortunately, they’re not hard to remove. Full dentures are also called complete dentures and they are meant to replace all of your natural teeth. Although they are held in place by either suction or oral adhesives, you won’t have to worry about what to do when it’s time to remove them – it’s also quite easy!
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For all of your oral care questions and concerns, Olney Dental has the expertise and professionalism to get them the answers they need. Olney Dental is ready to supply you with expert service in a professional environment. Schedule an appointment online today! For more information on how we can give your family the best dentist experience available, give us a call at (301) 250-1057 or contact us online. For more dental tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest.