Dental implants and dental bridges, are permanently attached to the bone, dentures are removable prosthetic teeth that are attached to a supporting structure. Dentures can be removed at night, for cleaning, or at any time desired. Dentures meant to look and function like natural teeth. Dentures offer a range of practical benefits to patients. Dentures permit eating the foods the patient want, after patients get used to wearing dentures, they improve the speech. With proper care dentures may last between 5 and 10 years.
Plastic and more expensive porcelain cosmetic dentures are more affordable than implants.
There are two types of dentures: full and partial. Full dentures replace the majority or all of your teeth, and partial dentures replace one or more missing teeth.
Full dentures are for the patients when all of the natural teeth were lost. Partial dentures are attached to a metal frame that is attached to the natural teeth and are fill missing natural teeth.
Both types of dentures support facial muscles and lips, and keep them from sagging and receding which will make you look younger, improve speech, and improve your health by enabling you to eat properly.
How to take care of dentures?
Dentures have to be handled with care, they need to be placed in a container of with water or denture cleaner at night or when not being worn. Dentures should never be placed in hot water, they can be damaged or deformed. They have to be cleaned daily with a soft toothbrush and soap. The mouth should be rinsed daily without the dentures to remove any plaque. There are a lot of different products that at any drugstore to help with caring for and cleaning dentures.