Knowing about false teeth

Dentures also commonly known as false teeth are fitted to act as a prosthesis for missing teeth. They’re often made of acrylic, nylon, or metal. They can be used in place of one tooth, several, or all of your teeth, and they fit snugly over the gums. Partial dentures are used if you still have some healthy teeth available, these dentures are often clipped around the remaining healthy teeth. These clips may be visible when you talk but can be made in tooth-colored material.

Full dentures are used if you’ve lost all of your teeth, which may occur due to injury, infection, periodontitis, or other medical condition. These artificial teeth are attached to a plate that sits against your gums. The plates and gum fittings which can be made from either metal or an acrylic that matches the color of your gums typically aren’t visible to others.

Removable dentures are the traditional model, and they come with a big added benefit of being easier to clean. They can, however, slip out of place more easily, so dentists recommend avoiding foods that are particularly chewy, sticky, or hard. Flexible dentures are a popular alternative to traditional dentures, and they’re made with flexible but extremely durable materials that can be more comfortable to wear.

Flexible dentures are also more light weight and less bulky in the mouth. They can last around five to eight years. They are more expensive than other methods and can only be used for partial dentures.

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