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Denture care and maintenance


Denture Care and Maintenance.

Dentures are artificial devices constructed to replace missing teeth. They are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. There are so many types of dentures like fixed dentures, removable dentures, complete dentures, partial dentures, and so on. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. Complete dentures can be either conventional or immediate. Made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal. A conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth about eight to twelve weeks after the teeth have been removed however bones and gums shrink over time especially during the healing period following tooth removal. The denture development process takes a few weeks and several appointments. Once your dentist or prosthodontist (one who specializes in the restoration and replacement of teeth) determines what type of appliance is best for you. Make a series of impressions of your jaws and take measurements of how your jaws relate to one another and how much space is between them. Create models wax form and you will try in this model several times and the denture will be assessed for color, shape, and fit before the final denture. A new denture may feel a little odd or loose for a few weeks until the muscles of the cheeks and tongue learn to keep them in place and get comfortable inserting and removing them.
Now we focus on how to care for and maintain them. Generally, you should remove them every night, clean them thoroughly, and place them in with liquid denture cleaners or water to soak overnight. After every meal, you should remove and clean it. A solution of half vinegar and half water can be used as a denture cleaner and will make your denture whiter than most commercial dental cleaners. In the market, you get different varieties of cleansers. Dentures never placed in hot water. Denture adhesives are not a remedy for ill-fitting dentures.

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