Denture Procedure: Any teeth that need to be extracted are removed and the tissues are given time to heal. Then, an impression of the mouth is taken and sent to the lab. The lab will then fabricate your new dentures.
Denture Benefits: Improved chewing (mastication), speech, self-esteem, appearance.
Denture Risks: Difficulties with eating, chewing & speaking, increased saliva in the mouth, soreness, irritation.
Denture care: Plaque can form on dentures, so it is important that they are well looked after. Some methods include rinsing dentures in water, using denture cleanser, or having a dental professional clean them. New dentures should be refitted every few years and should be re-made every 5-10 years.
Candidate for Dentures: Partial dentures are suitable for those who have most of their teeth, complete dentures are for those who have lost all of their teeth.
Materials: The pink material is made from acrylic that resembles gums and the teeth are plastic or porcelain.