What are Dentures?
The benefits of dentures are that they restore your mouth to its original appearance and functionality, providing you with better chewing and speaking abilities. Dentures also improve your aesthetic appeal by providing the illusion of natural teeth. Not only that but they keep your facial muscles from sagging, instantly making you look younger!
The Dentures Procedure
Dr Aisha Ahmed and her team provide patients with a choice of three different dentures, and will help you determine which type is best for your circumstances.
- Removable partial dentures for patients who are missing several but not all of their teeth.
- Fixed partial dentures (also known as permanent bridges) for patients not missing all of their teeth. These dentures are made from crowns placed onto the remaining natural teeth and bonded to artificial teeth made from synthetic materials.
- Complete dentures (also known as full dentures) – for patients who are missing all of their upper or lower teeth, or both. These dentures can now be stabilized for additional comfort by being combined with dental implants.
Please note that dentures can now be stabilized with an implant procedure bringing more comfort and better chewing abilities to the denture wearer.
All of our dentures are made to resemble your natural teeth and gums in structure and appearance, so that no one will ever know that the teeth are not yours! If you are considering the dentures procedure, contact us at Sale Dental Spa today.
How long should I wear my dentures?
When you first receive your dentures it is possible you will be advised to wear them all the time. However, once your mouth begins to get used to wearing them, it is advisable to remove the dentures overnight to keep your mouth and gums healthy.
How should I take care of dentures?
If you are not carefully with your dentures it is possible they will break, so its vital they are treated gently. This involves keeping them clean, and Dr Aisha Ahmed suggests patients brush, soak and brush their dentures once more to ensure they are as clean as possible. It is also safe to use a toothbrush on dentures to make sure no food is left to encourage bacteria and irritate the gums.
How long do dentures last?
If dentures are treated correctly and regularly maintained they can last for several years. However, they will need to be readjusted due to normal wear and wear or a change in the shape of your mouth. If left, loose dentures can cause sores and infections, and may make it difficult to eat or drink correctly. In order to tackle these problems, worn or poor fitting dentures should be replaced as soon as possible.