What are dentures? How do dentures work?

Dental dentures are often a great treatment option for patients missing one or more teeth. While many people have heard of dentures, few are familiar with the details of dentures.

What are dentures? How do dentures work?

Today, we’ll dive into the basics of dentures to help you learn more about if they may be a good option for you.

What are Dentures?

Dental dentures replace missing teeth and cover the gums. The two categories of dentures are partial or full. Partial dentures are optimal for replacing only a few missing teeth. On the other hand, full dentures replace all teeth. Whether you need partial or full dentures, they are custom-made in a dental lab based on the measurements taken by your dentist.

How Do Dentures Work?

Modern dentures are made from plastic, metal, or acrylic. Acrylic is a common choice because it is inexpensive, but porcelain is a pricier alternative that’s a bit more expensive. Oftentimes, dentures use metal and acrylic (or porcelain). The metal is used for the dental plate, while acrylic or porcelain is used for the “teeth” on the dentures.

Dentures are removable. Generally, the “teeth” are attached to the metal or plastic base. You can push the base of the dentures to the roof of the mouth to clip them into place. You can eat with dentures, but it takes some time to get used to. At night, you should remove the dentures for cleaning.

Dentures in Weyburn SK

If you have one or more missing teeth, dentures may be for you. For dentures in Weyburn SK that you can trust, look no further than Smiles on Souris. Our knowledgeable team of professional dentists will help you determine if dentures are right for you. We’re happy to answer any other questions you may have about dental dentures or dental care. Book your appointment today by clicking the button below!

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