Dentures Research Paper

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Dentures: An Overview

Oral health is the state of being free from facial and mouth pain, mouth cancers, gum disease, dental caries, tooth loss and other conditions that limit a person’s capacity to bite, chew, smile, speak and to function well in his daily life. This is why oral health must be maintained through proper nutrition, regular brushing and flossing and routine visits to the dentist.

Contrary to what most people believe, aging does not cause oral diseases. Tooth decay, cavities, periodontitis and other similar mouth problems can be experienced by people of all ages. According to the World Health Organization, 60 to 90 percent of school children and almost 100 percent of adults are affected by dental cavities. However, such diseases
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Dentures, also known as prosthetic teeth, are removable appliances that replace missing teeth. Also called false teeth, dentures are specially designed to take the place of teeth that have been lost due to injury, gum disease or dental caries. Dentists advise patients who have lost their teeth or those suffering from various periodontal diseases to have their teeth replaced, but only after other treatment options that include medication, teeth cleaning or gingival flap surgery.

Many individuals opt not to get dentures, but those who do get them do so because they help make eating easier and improve the appearance. Without teeth, the facial muscles sag, making you look older than you really are. Dentures support your lips and cheeks, fill out your face and give you a more youthful appearance. They may even improve your
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In this section, we discuss the three main types and the differences between them so you can get a clearer picture of what they are, in case you need to discuss dentures on your next visit to the dentist.

1. Removable Dentures. As the name implies, these dentures are easy to remove by yourself. These dentures are fulfill the teeth-in-a-glass-of-water image that comes to mind when you hear the terms, “dentures” or false teeth.”

In the past, removable dentures were the only kind of replacements dentists can offer. But removable dentures were difficult to maintain and live with; plus, they lose fit eventually because of the pressure they exert on the bony ridges that once held the natural teeth. They further accelerate bone loss on the jaw, which takes place after the teeth are lost or pulled

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