Dentures are removable false teeth made of acrylic (plastic) or metal (cobalt chrome)They fit snugly over the gums to replace missing teeth and eliminate potential problems caused by gaps. Gaps left by missing teeth can cause problems with eating and speech, and teeth either side of the gap can grow into the space at an angle.
Sometimes, all the teeth need to be removed and replaced.You may therefore need either: complete dentures (a full set), which replace all your upper or lower teeth.
Occasionally just one or a few teeth require replacing and a partial denture is made. Dentures can prevent the above problems and, if complete dentures are needed, can improve the appearance of your smile, fill out your face and give you confidence.
Keeping your mouth clean is just as important as ever when you wear dentures. You should brush your remaining teeth, gums and tongue every morning and evening with fluoride toothpaste to prevent tooth decay, gum disease and other dental problems.
It's important to regularly remove plaque from your dentures, as unclean dentures can also lead to problems such as bad breath, gum disease, tooth decay and oral thrush. Clean your dentures as often as you would normal teeth (at least every morning and night).