Dentures are also known as artificial teeth. Denture are removable appliances that are designed to replace teeth and gums while being custom made to look and feel just like natural teeth. The greatest benefit of patients who get dentures is the restored ability to chew, speak and smile just as they did before with their natural teeth.
There are two types of dentures: partial dentures and complete dentures. Partial dentures are offered to patients who still have natural teeth in good condition and are used to only replace missing teeth. Partial dentures help keep neighboring teeth in place.
Complete dentures are required for patients who have lost all of their teeth. Also known as false teeth, complete dentures help in maintaining facial structure that can be lost if missing teeth are not replaced in time.
Both partial dentures and complete dentures need to be removed for cleaning and before going to bed. Dentures should be cleaned daily to prevent stains, bad breath and gum problems. The best method is one that if often seen in movies: letting the dentures soak overnight in a glass of water. Visit our Westlake dentist office to get your dentures today.