What is dentures & their advantages?

Dentures are artificial teeth and gums that are fitted to the mouth to replace the lost or removed natural teeth. Commonly known as false teeth, they are custom designed by a dentist to visually match your existing teeth.

What is dentures & their advantages?

Dentures can either be full or partial meaning they can either replace one tooth, several or all of your teeth. They fit snugly over the gums and act as prosthesis for missing teeth by eliminating the gaps.

Why and when you should wear dentures?

If you have a few or multiple missing teeth, Dentures can replace the missing teeth and improve the appearance of a smile. When they are anchored to the gums or remaining teeth, they restore the structure of the mouth and allow you to bite and chew all foods. Regardless of the type you need, dentures are the perfect replicas for missing teeth. As they provide the desired facial support and correct the smile, they greatly help boost self confidence. By correcting the gaps between the missing teeth, dentures also help improve your speech. 

How to clean and maintain your dentures

Wearing dentures at night can put pressure on your gums and the bones underneath. Hence, it is advisable to always remove your dentures before sleeping to give your gums some time to relax and avoid damage to the mouth and gums. To clean and disinfect your dentures, submerge them fully in warm, but not hot, water. Soak them only if your dentures do not have metal attachments. This is because solutions containing chlorine can tarnish and corrode the metal.