- Dentures are dental appliances which are used as ‘artificial teeth.’ Dentures are used after teeth are extracted out and need to be replaced. Dentures can be partial or complete.
- For making dentures, one needs to take an impression of the set of gums in the mouth area. The imprints are sent to the dental laboratory where the dentures are made. There is a lot of difference between dentures and dental implants. Dental implants are permanent. The titanium implant is drilled into the jaw bone, and it grows around the implant naturally. Within three to four months, the implant becomes firmed up inside the jaw bone. A dental cap or crown is placed atop this implant to function as the tooth which the world sees. Once the implant is placed, it is not taken out at any time. The implants can even last the entire lifetime of the person if they are adequately taken care of. Dental dentures, on the flip side, need to be replaced after every five to seven years. They may become loose or ill-fitting with time.
- Dentures also need to be taken out each night and placed in a container full of cleansing liquid (into which a cleansing tablet has been added). They can even be brushed with this cleansing liquid at night or in the morning. They can also be cleaned with toothpaste which is made for this purpose. Dentures need to be checked up by a dentist on a regular basis so that he or she can adjudge if professional cleaning is required for them or not. Dental plaque may settle on the dentures, and this will need to be removed by a professional person who is cut out for the job
- Dentures are dental devices which do alter the smile and facial appearance of the person. Dental implants, on the other hand, are more natural looking. They do not change the facial appearance of the patient by a significant margin. A person who is wearing dentures will tend to speak, eat and smile in a slightly different manner than what he or she did before getting dentures. Such is not so much the case with dental implants. Also, there is a bit of danger while wearing dentures. They may accidentally fall or slip out of the mouth of the person when he or she laughs too loudly. Also, they may crack up if the person bites into a food item which is very hard or sticky. Such chances are not as likely to happen with dental implants. A dental implant is covered up by a dental crown which is very strong. Thus there is not much chance of it cracking if the person bites too hard. However, still one should not try out to test the limits of the dental implants as well. Dentures should be kept very clean at all times so that plaque does not form on them.
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