Dentures are natural-looking replacement teeth that are removable. There are two types of dentures: full and partial. Full dentures are given to patients whose natural teeth have all been removed. Partial dentures are attached to a metal frame that is connected to a patient’s natural teeth. It is just as important to care for your dentures as you would your natural teeth, as well as your gums, cheeks, and tongue.
Just because you’re missing your teeth doesn’t mean you should stop coming for your regular dental check-ups! Routine dental exams are important to ensure your dentures continue to fit well, as well as to check for any lesions, sores, or signs of oral cancer or infection.