Patients with missing teeth will most often choose to wear dentures.
Even though dental implants represent a more modern option, some patients with weak bone structure, or patients who are too young are not fit candidates for such permanent solutions as dental implants.
The dentures are also quite affordable, and this is yet another reason why patients choose them over the more expensive dentures.
Dentures are made of composite resin, and they are modeled in order to fit the natural arch and dentition of the patient. Dentists will typically take an impression of the arch of the patient, and then all the details are sent to a special lab where the dentures are created.
The dentures are generally kept in place with the help of a special denture adhesive, which is used by the patient regularly at home. This adhesive is like a white and creamy paste which the user will apply in a thin strip over the denture and then fit the denture into place.
Alternatively, there is also a powder adhesive available, which needs to be spread over the dentures that have been moistened in prior.
Maintaining proper oral hygiene with the dentures is extremely important. The user must clean the dentures regularly, in order to clean the appliances from possible food particles and bacteria which can spread quickly and cause infections.
Also, the dentures can easily get abraded if you will use a toothbrush with extremely harsh bristles. You should purchase a special brush for dentures, which has got soft bristles and use this to cleanse your dentures every day.
You should also purchase a special denture paste to clean the appliances, and avoid home made cleansing ingredients such as bleach or vinegar which could destroy the dentures.
The dentures represent a perfect option for people who struggle with edentulism (complete tooth loss), and it will help you gain back your confidence. Denture wearers can also avoid the unaesthetic situations when because of severe tooth loss their cheeks have that saggy appearance.
Dental implants are indeed the perfect option for replacing missing teeth, but if you cannot afford right now to go through such expensive procedures, the dentures might be your next best option. Dentures come with a guarantee of even up to 10 or 15 years, depending.