Dentures are custom-made appliances applied to fill the missing teeth, thus reviving the normal functioning of the mouth. They consist of an artificial set of teeth, connected by a plastic or metal framework that holds the gums in place.
WHY DENTURES AT DENTAL BEE?
TYPES OF DENTURES— Complete and Partial.
Partial Dentures are applied over some missing teeth with bases made up of plastic or metal to support the affected gum line. They are used to avoid the re-positioning of other teeth and jaw lines due to the missing teeth. These temporary dentures keep the teeth intact until a permanent solution is acquired.
Complete Dentures are applied overall missing teeth. These removable dentures are made of plastic that covers the entire set of missing teeth like a horseshoe.
TIPS TO TAKE CARE OF DENTURES
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IS IT IMPORTANT TO REMOVE THE DENTURES AT NIGHT?
Yes, it is important to remove the dentures before sleeping to give time for the oral bones and tissues to relax. It is done to ensure a good, optimum oral health of an individual. Since permanent dentures cost a handful, it is important to take care of them.
CAN ONE SLEEP WITH DENTURES ON?
Yes, you can sleep with dentures on. However, it is usually advised to remove your dentures at night to let your saliva come in contact with the gum, thus allowing the gums to relax. It helps in maintaining the good oral hygiene of an individual.
ARE DENTURES PAINFUL?
No, dentures are completely painless. However, patients may experience slight discomfort for a few days after the installation as they are not used to these custom-made appliances.
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