Dentures are removable prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth, and which are supported by surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity.
Dentures are a removable solution to replace missing teeth. Whilst full denture could be the answer if you have no teeth in your mouth, partial denture are also a cost-effective option for replacing one or more missing teeth.
A full denture replaces all the missing teeth in your mouth. If this procedure was to be completed in one day, this denture is called an immediate denture. Since the shape of the mouth changes significantly when teeth are removed, the dentures will need to be relined 3 months after it is issued. This will ensure that it will continue to fit well.
Because there are no teeth left, the full dentures use suction or various types of adhesive to remain in position. Alternatively, Dental Implants can also be placed and connected to the denture with clips for a more comfortable, secure method of retention.
Partial dentures are usually worn when there are one or more teeth missing. They can be a cost effective option. The denture usually clips into place, using clasps on adjacent teeth for support.
As with any kind of prosthesis, dentures can take time to get used to, but after some time you will be confident in the way you look, feel and speak.
It is also important that your dentures, either full or partial are regularly maintained. When you attend your 6 monthly check up exam we will check your dentures and advise you on any adjustments that may need to be carried out to avoid serious problems. At the same time, feel free to advise us if your dentures are causing you problems or pain at any stage.
If you would like to know more about Dentures or other better way to replace missing teeth, please call us today on 02 4731 4655 for a consultation.