WHAT ARE DENTURES?
Traditional removable dentures are designed to replace multiple missing teeth. Depending on the extent of the tooth loss present, dentures can be full or partial. They are made up of an acrylic or chrome base that sits over the gums, and a set of prosthetic teeth.
Dentures can improve a person’s ability to eat and speak, as well as restore the appearance of their smile, however dentures will never feel like your own teeth, and it can take time to get used to them. If you haven’t had a denture before, our dentists will explain to you the difficulties of wearing dentures, as well as the benefits and how you should look after your new dentures and the teeth you have left.
Good oral hygiene is important to maintain the teeth supporting your dentures. They also help to support the facial muscles and prevent the remaining natural teeth from shifting. It may take some time to adjust to wearing dentures, but with proper care and maintenance, they can last for many years.
WHY MIGHT I NEED DENTURES?
At Dorset House Dental, we always recommend replacing missing teeth wherever possible. Missing teeth can lead to further oral and dental issues such as misalignment, debris getting caught, and bone loss and causes many patients to feel self-conscious and ashamed of their smile.