Who, in the first place, requires dentures? There are far more people than you might believe. Our North Vancouver dentists explain the two kinds of dentures available, as well as why you might need them and how they can help you improve your oral health.
What are dentures?
These man-made teeth and gums can be customized to fit your mouth. Custom-fit dentures are tooth replacements that are designed to resemble your natural teeth. They are designed to replace natural teeth that have been lost or extracted by a patient.
How will I know if I need dentures?
Dentures are more frequently recommended by our dentists to patients of all ages than you might think. You might have assumed that they were only appropriate for certain types of patients or seniors. However, you and your dentist may decide on this tooth replacement based on several circumstances unique to your case.
You may never need dentures if you visit your dentist for regular checkups and practice good oral hygiene at home. However, if you have a history of dental issues and have previously experienced dental problems, they may be in your future.
What are the two types of dentures?
To maintain your oral health, it's essential to replace missing teeth. If you are missing one or more teeth, ask your dentist whether full or partial dentures are right for you.
Typically constructed from a combination of metal and acrylic, partial dentures can be used to replace one or a few missing teeth.
If you are missing all of the teeth in your upper or lower jaw, full dentures can be used to replace them. Depending on your needs, these can be combined with implants to provide a more secure fit for your teeth.
How should I care for my dentures?
Tartar and plaque can build up on dentures, just like natural teeth. This can lead to stains, bad breath, and gum issues. Cleaning your dentures daily will help prevent plaque transfer from your dentures to your natural teeth and gums.