The experience of wearing dentures has improved enormously over the years. Modern techniques mean that dentures now fit more comfortably than they used too, plus they look very realistic too.
Dentures are helpful in ensuring that the gap left by your missing teeth. They also can help to give a more natural appearance to the face, filling it out and helping to support other areas of the face. Dentures can increase your self-esteem as well as enhance your smile.
Dentures can be full or partial. A full, or complete denture as it is also known, is one that replaces all the teeth at the top or the bottom of your mouth. A partial denture is one that fills spaces left by missing teeth. Dentures are made so that they fit snugly over your gums and are one of a range of options for missing teeth.
If your dental team have recommended that you have dentures fitted, the next step will be to take measurements of your mouth, along with an impression – which is a mould of your mouth. From this, your dentures will be made so that they fit your mouth perfectly. Our team of dentists will advise you as to how to care for your dentures so that they remain in good condition. Provided you treat them correctly, they should last you for a number of years.
There are certain limitations of using a denture, such as, limited ability to chew tough and hard food, mobility while speaking, some people may need adhesive to hold the denture in place, the denture base could be a good breeding ground for pathogens and meticulous care is necessary for long term success. Some people do experience gagging which limits he use in these individuals. Some people never get used to them and move on to artificial teeth like bridge or dental implants.
Our dental experts can provide information and advice on whether dentures would be suitable for you. They can also provide general advice on denture maintenance. .