Dentures are removable prosthetic devices that are used to replace missing teeth. There are two main types of dentures: partial dentures and complete dentures.
Partial dentures are used to replace a few missing teeth, while complete dentures are used to replace all of the teeth in a dental arch (either the upper or lower jaw).
Immediate dentures are a type of complete denture that are made before the remaining natural teeth are removed. These dentures are designed to be worn immediately after the natural teeth are extracted, allowing the wearer to have a full set of teeth during the healing process.
Dentures are made from a combination of acrylic resin and other materials, such as metal or plastic, to provide a natural-looking and functional replacement for missing teeth. They can be customized to fit the unique shape and size of a person’s mouth, and are typically held in place with natural suction, clasps or mini implants.
Denture repair can include adding a tooth or clasp to the existing dentures. Denture relining involves adjusting the fit of the dentures to the gums. Denture conditioning involves cleaning and maintaining the fit of the dentures.
Dentures require regular cleaning and maintenance to ensure they remain in good condition and function properly. This may include soaking them overnight in a denture cleaner, brushing them with a soft toothbrush, and visiting the dentist for regular check-ups and adjustments.