There are different types of dentures options uniquely designed for each person: partial denture, full denture, immediate denture or over dentures. With the advances in materials and technology, dentures today fit more comfortably and have a more natural appearance, hence it still remains as one of the most popular and economic options for replacing missing teeth.
Dentures can be made from either acrylic or acrylic with a chrome cobalt based metal. The chrome cobalt based partial dentures are a superior to acrylic partial dentures due to additional strength from the metal support and accurate fit providing longevity of comfort and function.
Also, when you have missing teeth, your gum contour will continue to change due to bone resorption and remodeling as part of ageing process, hence the denture should be relined so they remain comfortable and fit securely.
Care of Dentures
Dentures should be cleaned after each meal or at least twice a day, like natural teeth. They should be removed and rinsed under warm or cold water to remove food particles. If you have partial dentures, be sure to clean thoroughly the denture and your own natural teeth, to prevent loosing more teeth. Your dentures should be brushed inside and outside with mild soap or other approved denture products and a soft bristled toothbrush.
Avoid using hot or boiling water to clean dentures or they may warp. Also avoid abrasives, detergents, bleaches, methylated spirits and any other strong chemicals.