Description: Dentures are an appliance that replaces natural teeth and provides support for the cheeks and lips. Two main types of dentures:
Made of: acrylic and metal
Full Denture A full denture is placed in your mouth after all remaining teeth are removed. This denture is made of full acrylic.
Partial Denture A partial denture rests on a metal or acrylic framework that attaches to your remaining natural teeth. Partial dentures offer a removable alternative to bridges.
New dentures may feel awkward or uncomfortable for the first few weeks or months. Your taste and speech may change with dentures. A bulky or loose feeling is not uncommon. Minor irritation or soreness are not unusual.
Caring for your dentures
Brush your dentures daily with a denture brush.
Don't let your dentures dry out. Place them in a denture cleanser soaking solution or in plain water when you're not wearing them.
Never soak your dentures in hot water. This may cause the denture to warp and not fit properly.
Do not try to adjust your denture yourself.
Dentures over a normal course of time will wear and need to be replaced or relined.
Brush your gums, tongue and palate every morning with a soft-bristled brush before inserting your dentures. This stimulates circulation in your tissues and helps remove plaque.