If you have missing teeth and are considering getting dentures in Doncaster, it’s highly likely that you have some questions about them. So we’ve put together some useful information on what dentures really are, how they can benefit you, and the best dentures to buy. So let’s begin…
In essence, they’re artificial teeth and gums made to match your mouth in order to replace missing natural teeth. Modern-day dentures are lightweight, comfortable, and more lifelike than their predecessors and can either be full or partial in design. This means that they can replace either several teeth or entire arches.
In the past dentures were made from either plastic or porcelain but they could be brittle. Nowadays the newest types of dentures are usually made from hard resin with a more flexible polymer resin material used to form the gums.
By replacing missing teeth, modern dentures improve the overall appearance of your smile. They help to maintain the structure of the face by supporting the facial features and make it possible to eat a variety of healthy foods that otherwise might have been avoided. Finally, dentures offer an affordable dental option to missing teeth replacement and in many cases, troublesome teeth are eliminated and replaced with beautiful, lifelike alternatives.
Let’s face it, denture slippage can be embarrassing, so designers have worked hard on ensuring modern-day dentures have the best possible fit. Full or complete dentures are held in place by suction. As dentures are closely moulded to the gums a layer of saliva between the gums and denture helps to form a seal. Over time your mouth muscles will subconsciously adjust to the dentures to better hold the denture in place.
They have arms known as clasps that are fitted around adjacent natural teeth on both sides of the jaw to keep them stable.
Finally, if you opt for implant-retained dentures, then as the name suggests they’re held in place by dental implants. Implant supported dentures are more commonplace in the lower jaw area, however, there are plenty of people who have implant-retained dentures in both sets of teeth.
On average dentures will need to be replaced every 5-10 years. This is either because your dentures have deteriorated through natural wear and tear and can’t be re-lined or re-based any more times. Or it’s more probable that over the years your jaw has changed shape and your denture is no longer a snug fit. In the meantime caring for your dentures is a relatively simple process that entails overnight soaking in warm water or a denture solution. This keeps them from drying out and can also help to kill unwanted bacteria. Also giving them a gentle brush to remove any food particles will keep plaque and tartar at bay, prolonging the life of your denture.
If you’re still unsure whether dentures are right for you then come and talk to our experienced Doncaster dentist. We’ll talk you through your options so you can make an informed dental decision. Call Doncaster Supreme Dental on (03) 9848 4989 to book your consultation.
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