Dentures are oral prosthetics that help in replacing some or all of the teeth in the mouth. They have a gum-colored base that holds the artificial teeth in place and are made of either porcelain or composite resin. The technological advancement in the field of dentistry has improved dentures a lot over the years. The dentures available now are very comfortable, beautiful, and natural-looking than in the past.
Why do you need to get dentures?
Our smile has many functions, and when it gets malfunctioned or has some missing teeth, then it can affect you a lot. You can get your smile restored, also improve the way of eating, speaking, and chewing. They can also help in restoring the volume to your face and keep your facial muscles from sagging around the missing teeth.
What are the different types of dentures?
There are many types of dentures that include:
Complete dentures: Complete dentures can replace whole teeth in your mouth. They stay where they are attached to your gums with the help of suction or adhesive.
Partial dentures:Partial dentures are for those who still have some natural healthy teeth remaining. These dentures accommodate the gap created by missing teeth, preventing the other teeth from drifting its position. They are durable but might need to get it repaired, remade, or readjusted because of the daily use.
Overdentures:Overdentures are created to secure the dental implants or the structure of the natural tooth, which is underlying. Overdentures help in stimulating the jawbone, preventing the loss of bone or shrinking of the jaw.
How will you feel after having dentures?
You might feel a bit awkward at first place. It is expected as your mouth has to get accustomed to the new device. It will take time for your jaw, face, and muscles in your mouth, to learn to adjust to it and also properly care for your dentures.
There are some reports of people who have dentures, that during the adjustment period, they feel it be loose or bulky. There will be a rise in the flow of saliva, while some people will also experience nausea or temporary soreness. But you will get used to it in a few weeks, however, and you will also find yourself feeling much easier to eat and speak.
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