Dentures are a type of false teeth that can be made of plastic, nylon or metal. They can be taken out and put back in whenever the patient wishes, although this isn’t always necessary. When dentures are taken out, they must be kept moist so that they don’t dry out or change shape.
If all of your upper or lower teeth need to be replaced, you will require a full denture. They are designed to fit comfortably over the gums, not only for aesthetic reasons but also to eliminate any potential problems caused by gaps.
Alternatively, partial dentures can be used if only a few of your teeth are missing. These will be clipped onto some of your natural teeth. Implant-supported dentures are also an option if you’re after a durable, non-removable option.
Dentures have been used successfully for many years and when they were originally designed, their purpose was primarily to help the patient chew their food. While this is still the case, modern dentures are also comfortable to wear, nicer to look at and fully functioning.
Supporting your mouth with dentures will maintain your facial muscles so that you don’t end up with a sunken look or oral bone loss. Dentures are also great for your self-esteem because they give you a beautiful smile that is bound to boost your confidence.
One of the main benefits of dentures is that they are an extremely cost-effective treatment option, especially when there are more natural teeth still present. They are very versatile, as they are available in a range of sizes, so that they suit the needs of each individual patient.
Your treatment will likely commence with a full oral examination to ensure your gums are healthy enough to support treatment. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions.