Dentures are removable teeth that help replace missing teeth and the surrounding tissue. They come in two types: complete and partial. Complete dentures are effective when all teeth are missing while partial dentures can be used when there are still natural teeth that remain. Partial dentures not only fill in missing space caused by lost teeth, but they also prevent all other teeth from shifting.
Dentures are extremely durable and can last for many years, but eventually, they might need to be repaired, adjusted, or replaced. This is because, just like your regular teeth, they need to be properly taken care of. Use a toothbrush with gentle bristles to carefully brush dentures, as well as make sure they are kept moist at all times when not in use. Keeping your dentures moist and your tongue and gums clean is important because of the harmful bacteria that can form otherwise.