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People who lost all their teeth can get help from cosmetic dentistry and gain dentures to wear. Even if they are not as good as the real teeth, they are the next best alternative. Protecting the natural teeth is the best thing to do. If you are forced to remove it for some reasons, then you can set the denture in place on the bone left after the teeth removal. As the bone in the bottom section is shallower than the top section and due to the presence of tongue there, it will be a while before the patient gets used to the bottom dentures. In any teeth less mouth, tongue is known to enlarge and occupy the surroundings and try to prevent any new admissions in to there. Dentures for the top section would be much easily adjusted.

Replacing any missing teeth is an integral part of retaining the shape of the face and the brightness of your smile. If a tooth's place is left vacant, the neighboring teeth are known to move in to that position. This may eventually lead to tissue damage too. Uneven teeth can make brushing and flossing processes hard to be done properly. This would increase your chances of succumbing to tooth decay, tooth loss, gum problems etc. Partial dentures can be useful in situations where only some of the teeth are missing.

A partial denture can be used to fill the location of any lost tooth. Thus, you can regain the beauty of your smile back. This is suitable in situations where the gap is too large for a bridge, when the patient wants to go for a cheaper procedure, or if the neighboring teeth are missing. The metal clasps on the denture keep it in position. Missing teeth can make chewing hard. Dentures can save you from this situation. They are known to improve the speech of the recipient also. Aging due to sagging of facial skin and tissues can be delayed as well. There are two types of dentures. The cheaper type is made completely of plastic or acrylic. The expensive, good quality ones are made of metal and are called cast partial dentures.

These dentures can be used in place of lost upper teeth. The visible metal part will fit in the palate area.

How Do You Put A Removable Partial Denture On?

False teeth set on gum colored plastic base and attached with help of a metal framework is the basic idea of a removable partial denture. They are attached to your lost teeth spot using precision attachments or metal clasps. Precision attachments look the best in your mouth and are not easily noticeable. If you have crowns on your natural teeth it would help you in securing the dentures in place firmly. In many cases crowns are mandatory with removable partial dentures to gain good results.

How Much Time Does It Take You To Get Used To A Denture?

During the initial weeks after gaining your new denture, it may feel out of place. But your mouth will get used to it soon. You can learn how to insert and remove your denture over a short period of time. Do as your dentist instructed you to and let your denture in its place easily. Never bite on the denture to move it in to the right spot. Biting can ruin the fit of the clasps.

How Long Can You Wear The Denture At One Time?

Most dentists will initially ask you to use it all the time. This won't be easy on you. But this will help the dentist in identifying any areas that need to be realigned. If any particular region becomes sore, that is a sure sign of too much pressure being exerted by the new denture. The dentist will adjust and resize this area. Once you become comfortable with the size and use of the denture, the dentist will allow you to remove it before you go to bed. Then you can put it back in the morning only.

Is There Going To Be Any Difficulty In Eating With A Partial Denture?

Getting dentures to replace lost teeth are going to make chewing easier. Initially, stick to smaller pieces of soft food items. Chew using either side of your mouth so as to divide the job among all your teeth. Do not eat any food items that are very hard or sticky. Until you are really comfortable with your new dentures, avoid chewing gums.

Will The Denture Affect Your Speech?

Talking clearly, without all your teeth, can be a tough task. Dentures can help you to get over this problem. In case you have difficulty in speaking certain words with your new dentures, you need to practice those words by repeatedly speaking out loud. In a short time, you will get over this problem and start enjoying your denture.

How To Take Proper Care Of Your Denture?

You must be careful in handling your denture. You have to brush it properly every day so as to remove any food particles or plaque left in it. Regular brushing can help the denture from getting stained. Food particles can be removed after every meal by rinsing the denture in water. If possible try to brush after each meal, else brush for certain before going to bed. Use soap, mild toothpaste or a denture paste to get it cleaned. Strong cleaners or scouring powders can damage the denture surface and are to be avoided. Scratched or damaged false teeth can absorb much more bacteria, plaque, stains etc. Either use soft toothbrush or a denture brush in cleaning your denture. But never use the same brush to clean your natural teeth. The best results are always gained from a denture brush designed specifically for this purpose. The bristles of a denture brush are designed so as to match its shape. But never use a hard bristled toothbrush as it can scratch the denture surface. First let water run through the denture and remove the loose food particles on it. Apply denture cleaner on a moist brush and brush the denture softly so as not to damage any of its parts. Do not bend or apply too much pressure on the denture as it may break or damage it. Clean all the sides of your denture. Collect half a sink of water and place a towel on top of it and clean the denture by holding it on top of this. This way, the denture would be protected from damage from falling down. Never wash or rinse it in hot water as this can affect the shape and size of the denture. Never use any tools on the denture in your attempt to clean any stains or hard to remove deposits. Let the dentist clean it for you in a safe manner.

Dentures can be cleaned using mild hand soap or mild dish washing detergent. Any industrial cleaners, household cleaners, regular toothpastes etc are not to be used for cleaning dentures. A solvent like Efferdent or Polident can be used to soak the dentures in. Once the stains and deposits are loosened, you can wash them off in water. Such chemical cleaning can be done a few times a week or once every day. If too much deposits or staining is there, your dentist may opt for ultrasonic cleaning during your regular appointment. The best way to have clean dentures is by regular brushing and routine soaking in chemical solutions.

Give Due Importance To Your Gums Too

Along with your dentures, your gums need to be given proper care too. You may use a soft bristled toothbrush or a washcloth and clean your gums daily. This way, you can remove any plaque build up. As the brushing or massaging is going to rejuvenate the blood circulation in to your gums they will feel fresher. Along with this massage your gums using your fingers.

Is It Necessary To Adjust Your Dentures?

They may need to be adjusted some times. Along with aging, the size of your mouth is bound to change and may cause the dentures to become loose. Your gums or bone structure under it can change in dimension and this will force you to get your dentures resized. If you don't get them adjusted, loose dentures may cause infections or soreness in your mouth. In case any things like dentures become loose, breaking of dentures, chipping of dentures, tooth falling of dentures etc happen, immediately get to your dentist and he may be able to fix this problem for you.

Instructions For Patients With Dentures

You may have been using dentures for a long time. Or you may have just got them recently. In either case, you are prone to have a variety of doubts regarding this equipment. Here, we are trying to provide answers for many of those questions, which can come up in your mind, during your initial weeks of befriending your new dentures.

The initial adjustment period is definitely going to be a bit hard. Do not lose hope. This is the common story of most people who get new dentures. If some one tries to tell you that getting accustomed to dentures is easy, they may be one among the few with much better bone structure and gum structure. They could be simply lying about their true experience. Get your dentist's help to get over any sticky situations arising out of your new dentures.

Dentures for your lower teeth might be the harder ones for your mouth to get adjusted to the upper ones. Your tongue may try to get rid of the dentures and gain more freedom for it to move around. But it will be used to the new dentures in a few weeks time.

You will feel like having too much stuff in your mouth and the saliva production would be at a higher level than otherwise. You may find an uncomfortable feeling or looseness about your lower dentures until you get used to it.

During the initial days with your new dentures, eat softer food items. Later you can slowly change to harder foods while chewing slowly and also by putting equal amount of food on either side of your mouth. This way, you are putting even amounts of pressure on all sides of your denture and thus enable it to adjust better and faster.

Learn by eating smaller pieces of food items. Go for big bites only after gaining some more practice. Whenever you start to bite some thing off, try to use your back teeth so as to spread the pressure evenly.

During the initial period, people are known to feel sore at some pressure points. This is quite normal until the gums get used to the near by hard plastic denture.
In case you have sore areas in your gums, wear the denture continuously for a day's time before you go to your dentist. This way, the dentist can see the sore spot easily and undertake the required adjustments.

If you practice to read aloud during the initial few days, that will help in mastering any speech problems that may arise. Some times you may have to get your dentist's help in getting over these problems.

If you do not clean your denture properly, that will spoil your smile and can cause health problems. Make a habit of cleaning the denture every morning and night using a denture brush and toothpaste. You can leave the denture in baking soda solution while you sleep or make use of any denture cleaners to get good results. And make sure you are using the right denture cleaners for your false tooth. Some commercial denture cleaners can adversely affect the material of your denture and you need to clarify this with your dentist.

It would be best for you to leave your dentures outside while sleeping. This will be a time for your gums to relax from the constant pressure exerted by the dentures. In order to prevent warpage while they are out of your mouth, leave your dentures in water.

Never use large quantities of denture adhesive in order to hold any wrong size denture in place. This may lead to worse problems and need for severe adjustments in the future.

You will be gaining new gum tissues all the time. But there is no change for your dentures. As such it may become necessary that you may have to get your dentures relined every now and then. In case you feel that the dentures are becoming looser and mastication is becoming tougher, then this is a sure sign that you need to get relining. Stick to your routine dentist visits as he can constantly keep track of your oral health and offer you any additional procedures, as they are needed. Typically dentures need redoing or relining every 5 years or so.

Any resizing of your dentures should be left to your dentist. If you try your hand at this, that can provide disastrous results.

Always contact your dentist to gain any further clarifications or remedies to any unexpected problems.

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