How Dentures Can Change the Way You Live..
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What are dentures?
Dentures are prosthetic teeth made from acrylic, metal or nylon, which fit over the gums to restore bite and chewing function in the mouth.
A complete set of dentures, also known as ‘full’ dentures, replaces all of the natural teeth on the upper and lower jaw.
A partial denture fills in the gaps left by missing teeth and is secured by clasps which hook around the remaining teeth.
Dentures will leave you with a full and bright set of teeth, so you can smile with confidence.
Why do people wear dentures?
Full dentures are worn in order to protect the gums from damage.
The moulds fit snugly over the gums to minimise movement and irritation, and they will allow you to eat and speak properly.
Having a full set of dentures will also help preserve the structure of the mouth and jaw for a younger-looking face and smile.
If left untreated, gaps in the mouth allow the surrounding teeth to move into space, which causes crooked teeth, as well as bite problems.
If you have a few missing teeth, partial dentures are perfect because they don’t just give you the appearance of a full smile, they prevent the movement of existing teeth.
Dentures are a cost-effective restorative solution
There are many reasons why people decide to have dentures:
- They are an affordable alternative to implants
- No surgery is required to create or fit the dentures
- Dentures are easily modified to accommodate any further damage or loss
While dentures are a preferred option for some patients, dental implant treatment is becoming increasingly popular.
It is important to also consider the disadvantages of dentures:
- They are not fixed – they must be removed and cleaned daily
- They can slip which causes irritation and problems speaking
- Chewy, sticky or hard foods cannot be eaten with dentures
- Increased risk of gum disease if food particles or bacteria gets trapped in the dentures
- They will need replacing every 3-6 years
- Moving or slipping dentures can cause irritation or ulcers on the gums
Stabilise teeth replacement with dental implants
If you are seeking a permanent solution to your missing teeth, then dental implants are a popular option among patients looking to completely restore their smiles.
At Calm and Gentle Dental, we specialise in restorative dentistry, and each year we help hundreds of patients who are struggling with tooth loss and its associated side effects. Learn more about what we do here.
Dental implants are the perfect solution to missing teeth, as they are fixed and permanent.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth, often made of porcelain, which is screwed on to a titanium rod which fits into your jaw.
The implant fuses with your existing jawbone to maximise strength and solidity, and the tooth itself looks, feels and functions like a natural tooth.
We have a 98% implantation success rate, and we are part of our patients’ journey from start to finish.
Dentures Vs Dental Implants
Dental implants are permanent teeth replacements, whereas dentures are removable options.
Though they cost more than dentures, they are much more cost-effective because they last a lifetime.
Benefits of dental implants:
- Implants look, feel and work like natural teeth
- Unlike poor-fitted dentures which can slip, implants allow you to speak naturally
- Implants are far more comfortable than dentures
- No eating restrictions with implants
- Improved mouth structure
- Improved oral health
- Easy maintenance
- Durability – implants can last a lifetime with a maintained care routine
- Convenient because they do not require daily removal or adhesives
Whether you opt for dentures or implants will depend on your individual oral requirements and preferences.
Book a free consultation to discuss your smile restoration options.
If you have multiple missing teeth, then implants are still an effective option.
During your consultation, your implantologist will assess your mouth and see how many implants will be needed.
If you need multiple replacement teeth, then implant support bridges, or all-on-four could be an effective solution for you. Learn more about your first visit.
Read more about All-on-Four here.
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