Dentures are artificial replacements for your natural teeth and gums. If an accident, a disease or poor oral health care has left you with only a few healthy teeth or none at all, your dentist or prosthodontist might suggest dentures to replace your missing teeth. There are 2 types of dentures: partial and complete. For both types of dentures your dentist or specialist makes a model of your teeth by taking impressions. The models are used to custom-make your dentures. multiple visits needed to take the vertical dimensions of the face and the right relations of both upper and lower jaw with multiple trial with wax before proceed with a final denture which will help making our patient happy and satisfy.
Partial dentures are also called “removable partial denture prostheses” or “partials.” They may be used when nearby teeth are not strong enough to hold a bridge, or when more than just a few teeth are missing. Partial dentures are made up of one or more artificial teeth held in place by clasps that fit onto nearby natural teeth. You can take the partial denture out yourself, for cleaning and at night.
Complete dentures are what we most often refer to as “false teeth.” They are also called “full dentures” and are used when all your natural teeth are missing. Complete dentures are removable as they are held in place by suction. They can cause soreness at first and take some time to get used to. There are 2 types of complete dentures: immediate dentures and conventional dentures.
implant denture will hep you to eat, speak and laugh with confidence
Questions and Answers:
How long will my dentures last?
On average, dentures should be changed every 5 to 8 years. The bone and gums in the mouth are continually changing and the dentures constantly wearing. Over time your dentures will need to be adjusted, relined or replaced to maintain a good fit and proper function.
How much do they cost?
There are many different treatment options available for denture wearers and a vast array of new technologies that can be used. A consultation is required so that together, we can discuss with you the best treatment plan for you and your budget.
Will I look different?
By using the latest technologies and techniques we aim to make your new custom made, cosmetic dentures as natural as possible. Dentures can be personalised to suit you and give you ‘a natural looking smile’.
How will dentures affect the way I eat?
Eating with dentures for the first time will require some patience. But over time, you will be able to bite and chew more naturally. We provide specific instructions when your dentures are issued to you.
Will they affect my speech?
You may notice some differences in your speech at first but with time your tongue, lips and cheeks will become accustomed to your new dentures.
What is the best way to clean my dentures?
Daily cleaning with a non-abrasive cleaner, such as a liquid soap and a soft bristled brush will help to minimize the build up of plaque and stains on your dentures. Toothpaste is an abrasive that can be quite harsh on some denture materials. We also offer a professional cleaning service if needed.
Should I take my dentures out at night?
Most denture patients are advised to leave their dentures out at night. We will advise you what to do, depending on what denture treatment you receive.