Life's Too Short For Loose Dentures
Dentures are a tried and tested way to replace missing teeth and treatment is non-invasive and cost-effective. Denture design depends on the number of missing teeth, and whether the dentures are held in place or rest on the gums. Options include conventional full dentures, partial dentures, and implant dentures. All are easily removable at home for cleaning and maintenance.
What are Conventional Full Dentures?
Conventional full dentures can restore complete arches or upper or lower teeth, or both sets. They consist of an acrylic, gum-coloured denture base that rests on the gums. The denture base is shaped to look like gum tissue and supports the denture teeth.
What are Partial Dentures?
Partial dentures restore one or more missing teeth in the upper or lower jaw. They are constructed in a similar way to full dentures, but the acrylic base is often strengthened with a lightweight cobalt chrome metal base. Partial dentures frequently have clasps made from metal alloy and which fit around natural teeth, helping to anchor the partial denture more firmly in place. Other partial denture designs have attachments that clip onto dental crowns fitted over natural teeth, holding the denture in place.
Will My Dentures Look Realistic?
We take tremendous care when designing dentures, choosing the right shade of acrylic for your gums and selecting denture teeth that complement your facial structure, gender and skin tone. We work with skilled dental technicians who arrange the teeth to create a natural and life-like appearance while ensuring you can bite and chew comfortably and can talk clearly.
What are Implant Dentures?
When you lose teeth, it affects the jawbone that used to surround them, and it gradually resorbs. The loss of bone can make it trickier to retain conventional dentures comfortably, and they can begin to slip and move around, making it awkward to eat and talk. Implant dentures are a cost-effective solution where the denture clips onto dental implants or a bar fitted over the implants.
A dental implant is a small post or screw that is surgically inserted into the jawbone, where it fuses with the bone and creates a strong anchorage point. Once the denture is clipped onto the implants, it cannot move, giving the denture greater stability and strength, and restoring patient confidence to eat a greater range of foods and to talk clearly. Fewer dental implants are needed to retain a denture than a fixed bridge of teeth, so treatment is often extremely affordable.
For more information, you may reach out to any Dr Smile Family Dentist branch: