Dentures are designed to fit perfectly along the underlying gum and bone tissue, creating a seal that is held in place by a thin layer of saliva. This is why upper dentures tend to stay in place better than lower dentures. Complete dentures are based on the shape of the jaw and consist of two parts: artificial teeth and a base. The base fits well against the gums, creating suction that helps keep the denture in place.
Both full and partial dentures provide a secure fit that allows people to chew comfortably. The fit of the denture is important for keeping it in place. The larger the surface area, the stronger the seal. Dentists may neglect this component when fitting an upper prosthesis, as it must include the palate all the way to the end of the plate.
Lower dentures are less stable due to the shape of the gums and movement of the tongue. To improve stability, dental implants can be used to support and retain a lower prosthesis. The price of dentures varies depending on complexity, time required, and location of the dental office. If your denture rubs your cheeks or you bite your cheeks, you should return to your prosthodontist for a refined fit and bite.
To maintain suction, wet a brush with non-abrasive soap or denture paste and clean your denture regularly. If you're interested in learning more about safe and comfortable dentures, contact The Denture & Implant Center or Runcorn Dental for more information. If you need to replace an old denture or want to get used to a new one, a prosthodontist can help. This specialist has three additional years of training after dental school and focuses on restoring and replacing teeth, including dentures for complex cases. Over time, even permanent dentures can wear out or break and need to be replaced.
Some denture adhesives contain zinc, so it's important to use one that is zinc-free. When not in use, store your denture in warm water or a cleaning solution. If you're looking for a secure fit that allows you to chew comfortably, contact your prosthodontist today.
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