Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth, designed to look and function like natural teeth and the surrounding gum tissues. Modern cosmetic dentures are now more comfortable and easier to look after than ever before. You may be surprised at how many people are actually wearing dentures without anyone realising. When it comes to getting fitted with dentures, it is important to pick a trusted dental practice, such as Edinburgh Dental Specialists. This practice even provides a lifetime guarantee against any manufacturing faults with your dentures.
If you have several missing teeth, then you will benefit from having dentures as they will provide support for your cheeks and lips. Modern dentures are designed in a way that can reduce the amount of lines and wrinkles around your face. This results in creating a more youthful look.
What are modern dentures made of?
Modern dentures are generally made from an acrylic material that is strong and durable. If you look after the dentures correctly, this material is unlikely to stain or darken and will remain fresh and natural looking for many years.
Cleaning your dentures
A common time when people break their dentures is when they drop them into a sink when cleaning them. It is always recommended that whenever you are cleaning your dentures it is a good idea to fill the sink with a couple of inches of water. Then, if you accidentally drop your dentures they will fall into water and not onto a hard sink that can break them.
It is also recommended that you purchase a denture cleaner as some toothpastes can be too abrasive on dentures. A special denture cleaner will act to remove the layer of bacteria that forms over the top of your dentures during the day. If this layer is not removed it may turn into plaque.
If you have dentures, it is important to continue to have regular dental check-ups to ensure that the gums stay healthy. The denture will be held in place either by clips on the surrounding teeth, or by suction with your gums if you have no teeth remaining. If the denture does not fit your gums exactly then the suction will be reduced and the dentures can become loose.