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   Dentures are false teeth made to replace teeth you have lost. Dentures can be complete or    partial. Complete dentures cover your entire upper or lower jaw. Partials replace one or a few    teeth. Both types are made in a dental lab, based on a mold (or an impression) of your    mouth.

   A partial denture is also called a "removable partial denture" or a "partial." It is made up of one    or more false teeth, and held in place by clasps that fit onto nearby teeth. You can take the    partial denture out yourself, for cleaning and at night. A partial denture may be used when    nearby teeth are not strong enough to hold a bridge, or when more than just a few teeth are    missing.

   A full denture is also called a "complete denture" or "false teeth." It can be used when all your    natural teeth are missing. Remember, you need to care for a denture as carefully as you would    look after your natural teeth.

Denture how to care    Advances in dentistry have made many improvements in dentures. They are more natural    looking and comfortable than they used to be. But they still may feel strange at first. In the    beginning, your dentist may want to see you often to make sure the dentures fit. Over time,    your mouth will change and your dentures may need to be adjusted or replaced. Be sure to let    your dentist handle these adjustments.

   Speaking and eating may feel different with dentures. Be careful when wearing dentures    because they may make it harder for you to feel hot foods and liquids. Also, you may not notice    things like bones in your mouth.

How to Care For Dentures
   Step 1: Keep your denture clean. Plaque builds up on a denture just like it does on natural    teeth. Unless plaque is removed from your denture, it can spread to your natural teeth and    gums, causing gum disease and cavities.
   Step 2: Remove your denture every night. Brush your natural teeth and your gums carefully with a soft toothbrush. If your toothbrush hurts    you, run it under warm water to make it softer, or try using a finger wrapped in a clean, damp cloth.

   Step 3: Soak your denture overnight. It can be soaked in a special cleaner (called denture cleanser), in warm water or in a half-and-half mix    of warm water and vinegar. If your denture has metal clasps, soak it in warm water only. Soaking will loosen plaque and tartar, so they
   will come off more easily when you brush. Brush and rinse your denture before you put it back in.

   Step 4: See your dentist regularly. Your mouth is always changing, so your denture will need adjusting from time to time to make sure it fits    well. If you have a partial denture, regular check-ups are important to make sure that your natural teeth and gums get the care they
   Your dentist will advise you about how often to visit. Regular dental check-ups are important. The dentist will examine your mouth to see if    your dentures continue to fit properly. The dentist also examines your mouth for signs of oral diseases including cancer With regular    professional care, a positive attitude and persistence, you can become one of the millions of people who wear their dentures with a smile.

Before dentures
After dentures installed
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