If you have missing teeth or are facing tooth loss, dentures may be a good option. Sometimes referred to as false teeth, dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth that can help restore your smile and make it easier to eat and speak.
There are two main types of dentures: complete (or full) and partial. Full dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while a partial denture can be used when some natural teeth remain.
Partial dentures replace missing teeth, and include over dentures, which fit over remaining natural teeth to fill in the gaps, and under dentures, which are supported by a metal framework that attaches to your natural teeth.
A complete denture replaces all your teeth on your upper or lower jaw. After your teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed, impressions (molds) will be made of your gums. These molds are then used to create your denture.
A complete denture also can be supported by dental implants, which provide additional support and stability. Implants act as artificial tooth roots and are placed in your jawbone.
No more missing teeth
Dentures are custom-made to fit your mouth and can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, plastic or a combination of both. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile. They are custom-made and fit snugly over the gums, replacing your missing teeth.
Wearing dentures can take some getting used to, and will never feel exactly like natural teeth, however today’s dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever. With proper care, they can last for many years.
If you are considering partial or complete dentures, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- The cost of dentures will vary depending on the type of denture you choose and the materials used.
- Dentures may require periodic adjustments and relining to ensure a proper fit.
- It is important to clean your dentures daily and to remove them at night to give your gums a chance to rest.
- Be sure to visit your dentist regularly to check the fit of your dentures and to make sure your mouth is healthy.
- Immediate dentures may be temporarily available whilst you await your permanent, conventional dentures to be made.
- Denture adhesives are available to help improve the fit of your dentures.
At Dentarana, we offer a wide range of denture options to meet your needs and budget. We will work with you to find the best solution for your smile.
The process of getting dentures
The first step in to being able to eat and peak more easily with custom made dentures is to schedule a consultation.
At your consultation, we will:
- Assess the current state of your teeth and gums
- Talk to you about your dental goals
- Create a treatment plan
During your consultation, we will also take impressions of your teeth and gums, which will be used to create a model of your mouth. This model will be used to create your dentures. Your consultation will also determine whether it may be beneficial to have any remaining teeth removed.
- create a model of your mouth, which we will use this to design your dentures. We will take into account the shape and size of your teeth, as well as the colour of your gums and skin tone.
- a wax model of your dentures is then created. This will be used to make sure that the dentures fit comfortably in your mouth and that they look natural.
- once we are happy with the fit and appearance of the wax model, your permanent dentures will then be made.
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