They consist of replacements for missing teeth in cases where fixed dentures cannot be used. Removable dentures can be easily worn by patients.
Removable Complete Dentures
Removable complete dentures are employed in cases where all teeth are missing. In this type of replacement, soft tissues provide primary support to the denture.
Removable Partial Dentures
Removable partial dentures are replacement teeth that can provide support to dentures already used by the patient. According to patients’ aesthetic expectations, partial dentures may have a metal clasps connected to the teeth, or they can have other more natural looking attachments (hidden-clasp partial dentures).
- When patients wear dentures for the first time, they can experience difficulty with speech/talking. Once they adjust to wearing dentures, this difficulty will disappear in time.
- Wearing your dentures during 24 hours following the clinical application of removable dentures will help you adjust to denture wear.
- Denture wear may cause bruises and wounds on soft tissues. Your dentist will help you eliminate such side effects.
EATING WITH NEW DENTURES
Chewing foods with new dentures will take time. During the muscle-soft tissue adjustment period, patients will learn to eat and chew foods properly. But, in the meantime, patients are required to avoid solid, hard foods and take proper care of their dentures to remove food debris and particles.
LIFE EXPECTANCY OF DENTURES
You cannot wear only one denture for the rest of your life; because, while the denture remains the same, there would be aging changes in the supporting tissues, causing dentures become loose, or fall out of your mouth. Talking, chewing and eating also become harder. Accordingly, denture-wearing patients should visit their dentists every 6 months for a regular check-up... Dentures can last 5 to 10 years. But, with proper denture care and regular check-ups, they can last longer.