There are several types of Dentures;- Partial Denture: a replacement of the missing teeth and the denture is attached to the remaining teeth.
- Complete denture: a replacement of a full set of the teeth.
- Implant over denture: few implants are placed in the jaw bone and provide better retention and stability to the overlying denture.
- Immediate denture: a temporary denture is made in a relatively short amount of time to replace a missing tooth (teeth) as a temporary replacement until a permanent restorative dental treatment can be created.
Caring for your denture (complete or partial)
Mouth (soft tissue)
- Use a dampened washcloth or a soft toothbrush to clean the inside of your mouth gently, to remove food from ridges and soft tissues.
- If you have some teeth left, use a soft toothbrush with toothpaste and clean them properly and floss approximately on daily basis.
- It is important to remove dentures while sleeping to give your gum a rest.
Denture:- Denture need to be cleaned properly. First fill the sink with water or lay a soft towel down as denture may break if they fall on a hard surface.
- Rinse denture under warm water after each meal to remove food debris. Do not use boiling water as this may deform the denture.
- You can use a soft toothbrush or a denture brush with soap or denture paste, try to avoid regular toothpaste as it might have aggressive particles and can scratch the acrylic.
- Cleaning tablets can be used to remove stains and plaque buildup. Make sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions.
- When not wearing the denture, always keep it in a water or a denture solution as acrylic can dry out over time.