Used to replace missing teeth, dentures are a popular restorative treatment. Usually made from acrylic or cobalt chrome, dentures are formed of a base that sits over the gums with prosthetic teeth on top.
Dentures can be used to repair a broken smile and replace missing or severely damaged teeth.
Dentures are one of the most popular ways to replace missing or damaged teeth and can help bring back form and function to a patient’s smile. Our kind and compassionate team know how difficult it can be for our patients with missing teeth, and we always recommend replacement where suitable.
What are dentures?
How many teeth can dentures replace?
Are dentures removable?
Traditionally, dentures are removable and can be taken out for cleaning, which must be done assiduously every day or overnight. Depending on the type of denture you are having made, they are normally held in place by either small clasps that grip the teeth or through suction.
Sometimes, however, it is necessary to use an adhesive such as dental glue.
Why do I need dentures?
If you’re living with missing or severely damaged teeth, then our team will always recommend replacement. Dentures are just one option, but they can not only repair your smile, bringing back confidence and making it easier to eat and speak, but they can also help prevent further issues from arising.
Missing and damaged teeth can have knock-on effects on a patient’s overall oral health, and dentures – or another type of replacement – can help prevent this.
What kind of oral health issues can missing teeth cause?
- Difficulty eating.
- Difficulty speaking.
- Misalignment of neighbouring healthy teeth.
- Food getting trapped in the gap.
- Increase risk of tooth decay.
- Increase the risk of bone loss in the jaw.
- Changes to the facial structure.
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