A non-permanent option for replacing several missing teeth at a time, dentures are a removable prosthesis that fills gaps and improves your smile.
But dentures do more than replace missing teeth. They also restore your self-confidence and improve your quality of life. By replacing missing teeth, they improve your ability to speak and chew. When worn regularly, they also keep your remaining natural teeth from shifting out of position.
What is a partial denture?
A removable partial denture replaces only a few missing teeth and has false teeth attached to an acrylic base that matches the colour of your gums. They have a metal clasp that attaches to your natural teeth and can easily be removed for cleaning or storing while you sleep.
What are full dentures?
Full dentures replace an entire arch. The replacement teeth are fitted into an acrylic base that looks like your gums. An upper denture features a plate which covers the roof of your mouth. The lower denture is horseshoe shaped and rests on your gums.
Are dentures comfortable?
Dentures are custom made to fit your mouth comfortably. It may take time to get used to the feel of your new appliance in the beginning. But over time, wearing your dentures will feel commonplace. If you have any concerns, we encourage you to talk to your dentist. When you are a patient of Apolline Dental, you have the support of our entire dental and healthcare professionals, and we are happy to answer your questions and address your oral health concerns.
How do I care for my dentures?
Since you use your dentures for all your regular dental activities, they can accumulate food particles and plaque just like natural teeth. In addition to regular brushing, dentures should be removed and cleaned regularly, preferably after every meal, with a soft brush and a gentle detergent or denture cleaning solution. They should also be soaked once a week in a denture cleanser to reducing potential staining. Your dentist can give you more details about denture maintenance.
How do I know when my dentures need to be repaired or replaced?
As you age, your mouth and gums change shape. Your gums naturally recede and shrink so your dentures may not fit comfortably. Worn or poor-fitting dentures can cause mouth sores and infection.
It is important to maintain your semi-annual dental check-up so your dentist can monitor your dentures and if necessary, perform a denture reline, rebase, or adjustment to ensure you have the most comfortable fit.
Your dentist can advise you on whether you need to replace your dentures. On average they last for 5-8 years
As the name suggests, a cosmetic denture is a removable device that can give you a more pleasing appearance to your mouth. They can be full or partial and are customised to accommodate your needs.
Why choose cosmetic dentures?
Cosmetic dentures are a cost-effective way to get a better-looking smile. This temporary solution may be for you if you are undecided about what kind of lasting correction treatment you want.
Can they look like natural teeth?
Yes, they are more natural-looking than conventional dentures and can be customised with a crooked tooth, yellow tint, and more to look less prosthetic.
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