What are dentures?
Dentures are an effective and simple way of replacing teeth. Dentures are false teeth that are removable.
You will be fitted with with a full denture if your upper and lower teeth need to be replaced – or if you are replacing an old complete denture. Generally speaking, your denture will usually be fitted immediately after your teeth have been removed, so you won’t have to go without teeth! If they are fitted straight after the removal of multiple teeth, your bone and gums will change shape rapidly and the dentures may need relining in the following months.
Partial dentures are used to fill gaps that are left by one or more missing teeth. Partial dentures are nylon, metal or plastic plates with false teeth attached to them and will have metal clasps attaching some of your natural teeth also – this can be removed or unclipped.
Types of dentures:
Full or complete dentures – these can be used to replace all of your natural teeth in either or both the upper and lower jaw.
Partial dentures – these can be used to fill spaces where teeth have been lost. Your dentist here at Paul Lowe can attach the partial dentures to your natural teeth using metal clasps or devices called precision attachments.
Caring for your dentures
Dentures can feel a little strange at first though most patients report back that they get used to the feel of them in no time.
You will need to wear your dentures around the clock initially, potentially including whilst you are asleep, though you dentist here at Paul Lowe will advise you where this is concerned. Be sure to clean you dentures using toothpaste or soap and water – soak them to remove food particles that can become lodged.
Benefits of dentures:
Dentures are aesthetically pleasing.
Dentures will improve your ability to chew food and thus improve your digestion.
Dentures support your facial and lip muscles, preventing them from sinking and causing your face to droop.
The most cost-effective way to replacing missing teeth.
If you would like additional information about dentures or you would like to arrange a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact us.