What Are Dentures?
Dentures are removable dental appliances used to replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues. They are custom-made to fit comfortably and securely in the mouth, restoring both the appearance and functionality of natural teeth.
Dentures consist of artificial teeth attached to a base that resembles the colour of the gums. They are designed to be easily inserted and removed by the wearer for cleaning and maintenance.
What Are the Types of Dentures?
Dentures have been a reliable solution for individuals dealing with tooth loss. These removable prosthetics come in two main types: complete dentures and partial dentures.
Each type serves a specific purpose and provides tailored solutions to restore dental function and revitalise smiles.
Complete dentures are designed to replace all the natural teeth in either the upper or lower jaw, or both. These dentures are custom-made to fit comfortably over the gums and jawbone, providing a full set of artificial teeth to restore dental function and facial aesthetics.
Complete dentures not only improve chewing ability and speech, but they also support the facial structure, preventing the sunken appearance that can occur with missing teeth.
The initial placement of complete dentures may require an adjustment period as the mouth adapts to the new prosthetics. Over time, patients become more accustomed to their complete dentures and can enjoy a restored smile with increased self-confidence.
Partial dentures are utilised when some natural teeth remain in the mouth. They consist of artificial teeth attached to a metal or acrylic framework, which is customised to blend with the color of the gums. The framework of partial dentures features clasps or attachments that grip onto the adjacent natural teeth, securing the denture in place.
Partial dentures are an excellent option for individuals with multiple missing teeth, as they fill in the gaps and prevent the remaining teeth from shifting out of alignment. Beyond restoring dental function, partial dentures also contribute to maintaining a balanced bite and supporting facial structures. Their removable nature allows for easy cleaning and care.
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Our highly skilled dental team is committed to creating dentures that fit seamlessly and provide optimum comfort. With personalised attention and exceptional dental care, we ensure each patient receives the utmost care throughout their denture journey.
Rest assured, when you choose us for your denture needs, you are placing your smile in the hands of dedicated professionals who strive for excellence, ensuring the best results and your complete satisfaction.
Frequently asked questions
In this comprehensive FAQ guide, we aim to address the most commonly asked questions about dentures. If you have further inquiries or need expert dental care tailored to your specific needs, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for a consultation.
The lifespan of dentures can vary based on individual factors and how well they are cared for. On average, dentures may last anywhere from 5 to 10 years before requiring adjustments or replacements.
Yes, dentures can significantly improve your ability to eat and speak. Complete dentures restore chewing function, and partial dentures help maintain proper speech and balanced bites.
To ensure their longevity and hygiene, it’s essential to clean your dentures daily using a soft brush and mild denture cleaner. Always remove and rinse dentures after eating and store them in a denture solution when not in use.
It is generally recommended to remove dentures at night to give your gums and jawbone a chance to rest. Sleeping without dentures also helps maintain oral health.
Dentures are a long-term solution for tooth loss, but they may require adjustments or replacements over time. Regular dental check-ups can help ensure your dentures fit well and remain in good condition.
While dentures allow for improved chewing ability, some hard or sticky foods may still pose challenges. It is advisable to avoid very hard, chewy, or sticky foods that could damage or dislodge the dentures.
Implant-supported dentures are secured in place with dental implants, providing increased stability and a more natural feel compared to conventional dentures. They are an excellent option for those seeking enhanced comfort and retention.
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