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                About Dentures




Dentures are replacement teeth for teeth that are missing, as a result of
falling out or having to be pulled. Dentures are commonly worn mostly by
older individuals. They are usually constructed out of metal and acrylic
resin, a material very similar to plastic. Dentures are not permanent inside
of the mouth, and therefore are removable.




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                      Types of Dentures

There are two different types of dentures:

1- Partial dentures

  Partial dentures take the place of a few missing teeth

2- Complete dentures

  Complete Dentures, unsurprisingly, replace every tooth in the mouth.


They are both removable and made out of acrylic resin and metal.




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    Significance
   Dentures are worn by individuals who have lost some or all of
    their teeth, usually from tooth decay periodontal disease or
    injury.

   The reason for dentures is to benefit a person's appearance,
    because teeth help support facial muscles.

   Without the help of dentures supporting these muscles, the face
    would sag and make a person appear older than their age.

   Dentures also make eating (especially chewing) and speaking
    much easier.




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Caring for Dentures

 Dentures need to be taken care of just like natural
  teeth do. They should be brushed with
 denture toothpaste twice daily to remove lingering
 food particles, as well as plaque build up.

 Remove the denture and rinse your mouth with a
 mouth wash once daily to keep infections at bay.

 Visit your dentist when you develop sores or
 experience sudden difficulty in speaking or eating.

 Make sure you get your denture reevaluated at
 every 6 months interval by your dentist.


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                   Prevention/Solution

There are several ways to avoid getting periodontal disease or tooth
decay, which are both things that lead to having to get dentures,
whether they are complete or partial:

 Floss your teeth daily

 Limit your intake of sugary soft drinks

 Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a toothpaste containing
  fluoride

 Visit the dentist every 6 months for a routine cleaning and checkup
  appointment.


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                           Considerations

There are some disadvantages to having dentures.

 They definitely take a while to get used to, which is not surprising as you
  would have a whole new set of teeth in your mouth.

 People with dentures often have speech issues when they are getting used to
 them.

 Sores and other mouth irritations also can occur with dentures (these are
 usually caused by not removing your dentures enough or not cleaning them
 properly).




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                               Facts

1. Lower dentures can be very hard to wear. Many people with upper and
   lower dentures often wear only the upper on a routine basis, since uppers
   are retained with at least degree of suction. Fortunately, now there is a way
   to stabilize the lower denture by fabricating Implant supported or Implant
   retained dentures.

2. Many people stop going to their dentist after dentures are fitted. Some
   people believe that complete dentures mean the end to oral problems and
   those original dentures should last forever. Regular check-ups are still the
   best insurance that your mouth is healthy.




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                About Smile Care
Author Name : Dr. Tanvee Singh


Smile Care® has spearheaded the cause of modern
dentistry in India through its multitude of activities in the
field of dentistry.

Smile Care® is involved in Clinical Services, Continuing
Education, Clinical Research, Public Awareness and
Scientific Publication in the field of dentistry and offers
the synergistic benefit of these activities to all its clients.

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              Contact Details




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            Bandra, Vashi, Nashik, Kolhapur

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Tel: 91 -22-26400188 / 83
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