A dentist may recommend that you get dentures to replace missing teeth. Still, many people know little about the device. Here is a bit of information about dentures to help you better understand them.
What Is a Denture?
A denture is a removable set of false teeth that is connected to a base and worn to replace teeth that are missing or lost.
What Are Some of the Signs That You May Need a Denture?
Dentures are most common among older patients. As a person ages, they are more likely to develop gum disease that may lead to the loss of multiple teeth. Additionally, they may incur systemic conditions, such as diabetes, that could increase their likelihood of dental decay if their blood sugar is not controlled.
Here are some symptoms that may be associated with the need for a denture:
Are There Multiple Types of Dentures?
There are different types of dentures that may be prescribed, based on the patient's needs and condition. The two basic types are partial and complete dentures.
Partials are used when multiple teeth have been lost from a single palate, but some of the patient's natural teeth remain. Complete or full dentures are used when all the teeth from the upper or lower jaw are missing.
Does a Denture Have to Be Regularly Replaced?
A denture is generally replaced on an as-needed basis. If your appliance becomes damaged and cannot be repaired, the device must be replaced. Additionally, since dentures are custom devices, if the shape of your gum ridge changes over time, a new appliance may be needed.
To learn more about teeth-replacement devices, schedule an appointment with a dentist in your local area.Share
14 October 2021
Being born with naturally soft teeth, I've spent a lot of time in and out of the dentist's office. Not only have I learned a lot about basic dental care, I've also discovered many tips for dealing with broken teeth, extractions, implants, and more. I decided that I wanted to make the most of my experience by sharing what I've learned with others. True first-hand experience is a great teacher, and I knew that my story could help. I created this site to do just that, and I hope that the information here helps you to understand what to expect from your dental problems.