Dentures help to give back your confidence when you have missing teeth but they allow you to enjoy your favourite snacks again and improve your speech.
Dentures can even affect the appearance of your entire face. When you have missing teeth, your face can appear sunken in.
Getting dentures near you will help your face appear fuller and livelier. Dentures are false teeth that can be removed. Although dentistry has come a long way, dentures are still an excellent treatment for some patients. We’ll chat to you about the different types of dentures – metal or high-strength polymers. Dentures can even be made with implants, for more stability.
There are a number of benefits to choosing dentures to replace your missing teeth:
There are three types of dentures available to you:
Complete dentures replace a full arch if you have lost all of your teeth. An acrylic plastic base, coloured to match your gums, with a full set of teeth usually made from resin, fits over your gums. Your dentist will take precise measurements of your mouth, which will be given to a dental technician who will custom-make your dentures so that they fit snugly over your gums and jawbone.
Partial dentures replace one or more teeth and are used if you still have some of your own teeth. The replacement teeth are specially created to fit the gaps you have and to blend in with your remaining teeth. These are fixed to a metal framework that attaches to your natural teeth to hold them in place.
Implant retained dentures are a more permanent solution for partial or complete dentures. Denture stabilisation uses implants to secure over-dentures in place. Implants are small titanium screws that are placed permanently in the jawbone and act in place of your tooth’s
natural root. The implant provides a fixed, permanent anchor onto which your over-dentures can be secured.
Implant retained dentures offer a number of benefits over removable dentures:
It can take a while to get used to your new dentures, but modern dentures are more comfortable and natural looking than ever. Dentures must be looked after as if they were your natural teeth. Plaque can develop on dentures in much the same way as it can on natural teeth, which can put you at risk of gum disease.
With removable dentures, we recommend you take them out and clean them thoroughly with a soft brush. They should then be rinsed and soaked overnight in a denture cleaner. Remember to keep your mouth clean too, by gently brushing your gums and tongue with a soft brush and rising with a mouthwash.Back to General Dentistry
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