People wear dentures to replace lost or missing teeth so they can enjoy a healthy diet and smile with confidence. Dentures are made of either acrylic (plastic), reinforced flexible acrylic or metal (Cobalt- Chrome).
A ‘complete' or ‘full' denture is one which replaces all the natural teeth in either the upper or lower jaw.
A ‘partial' denture fills in the spaces left by lost or missing teeth. It may be fastened to your natural teeth with metal clasps.
Did you know…
Only 6% of adults have no natural teeth. In 1978, the figure was as high as 37% in the UK; 74% of all adults have had to have a tooth extracted. Many of those dental patients choose partial or full dentures to replace missing teeth
Frequently asked questions
Am I candidate for dentures?
You may be a candidate for dentures if you are missing one or more teeth and are in need of an affordable prosthetic solution. Most denture wearers find that partial and full dentures can restore much of their original tooth function – not to mention create a beautiful, natural-looking smile. To find out if dentures are right for you, schedule a consultation with your dentist.
What should I expect when being fit for dentures?
The dentures will be made in stages: Initial Impression: Your dentist will take measurements and impressions of your mouth, then order your dentures from a dental technician. Try in Stage: Your dentist will check the fit and appearance of your denture and ask for your consent to progress to the final stage. Denture fit: you will return to your dentist for a final fitting. The fit, appearance and bite will be checked and instructions to care for the denture will be provided.
Will I need to follow any special instructions to care for my new dentures?
Yes. Dentures are removable prosthetics that will need to be cleaned and brushed daily. You should also brush your gums daily to prevent infections caused by bacteria. Your dentures should be kept in water when they aren’t in use to prevent them from warping. Keep in mind that it may take some time to adjust to dentures as you learn how to use the muscles in your cheeks and tongue to keep them in place. But over time, you should begin to feel more comfortable
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