Restore the Appearance and Function of Your Teeth with Dentures!
Dentures are a removable appliance used to replace missing teeth and improve the appearance and function of your smile.
A complete denture is an appliance that replaces all the teeth in one jaw. It is not cemented in the mouth and can be taken out. They are custom-made to fit your mouth and can be made from a variety of materials, including acrylic, porcelain, or a combination of both.
There are two main types of dentures: full dentures, which replace all the teeth in your mouth, and partial dentures, which are used to replace a few missing teeth.
While dentures may take some getting used to, they can greatly improve your ability to chew and speak, as well as boost your confidence and overall quality of life.
It’s important to take good care of your dentures by cleaning them daily and following your dentist’s recommendations for maintenance and repairs. With proper care, dentures can last for many years and help to restore your smile and oral function.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Dentures
The base of a complete denture is made of pink acrylic.
The teeth are made of Tooth Colored acrylic or porcelain which attach into a metal base.
A complete denture restores function and appearance to a jaw with no teeth. It is the most cost effective way of replacing all the teeth in one jaw. A complete denture can also provide important support to facial structures such as the lips, helping to in maintain a more youthful appearance.
Complete dentures, even under the best of circumstances DO NOT have the same chewing efficiency as natural teeth. The ability to chew food depends on the stability, support and retention of the dentures. Stability, support and retention are affected by many factors, including the amount and type of bone, gums and saliva present in the patient’s mouth as well as the shape of the patient’s jaw and how it fits with the opposing teeth.
The alternatives to having a complete denture are:
1. Implants which attach to:
a. Crowns or bridges
b. A complete denture
2. Leave your mouth as it is
Uneven or excessive bite forces may cause wear or fracture of the denture teeth or denture base. Chewing will make a complete denture rock slightly in the mouth; the more uneven the biting force, the more the complete denture will rock.
To keep the tissue under the appliance healthy your denture should be left out of your mouth during sleep. The teeth in the denture are not as strong as your natural teeth and you will not be able to chew as heavily on them. The appliance will tend to get food trapped underneath it and you may have to remove and clean it after eating. The fit between a complete denture and the gums is very important for retention and therefore must be re-established every 2-5 years as gums are constantly undergoing small changes.