What Are Dentures?
Dentures are artificial teeth that can be removed. Many people who are missing one tooth, several teeth or all their teeth, benefit greatly from denture teeth. Made from the latest polymer resin materials, dentures are very natural looking and they can be matched in colour and appearance to your other teeth. Without support from teeth and dentures, facial muscles sag, making a person look older. With dentures, you’ll be able to eat and speak – things that people often take for granted until their natural teeth are gone.
A complete denture is for people who have no teeth in their lower jaw or upper jaw, or both jaws. Complete dentures should be removed and cleaned daily to keep your gums healthy and to allow your tissues to relax.
Partial dentures are for people who have some natural teeth remaining, or who only need to replace a few teeth. The benefits are the same as for full denture wearers:
your facial muscles will be supported, your smile improved and your ability to chew and speak will be enhanced. The dentures should be removed and cleaned daily to keep your gums healthy and to allow your tissues to relax.
What Does The Procedure Involve?
Several visits to a prosthodontist are usually required to make the dental impressions and make sure your denture teeth fit right. These multiple appointments are essential for receiving all the benefits you’ll gain from the dentures – your enhanced ability to chew, a great-looking youthful smile, and confidence when speaking.
When Will I Be Able To Resume Daily Activities?
You can resume your daily activities immediately.
Will I Be In Pain?
There will be no pain but you may find that it takes a little time to get used to your new dentures.
How Long Will The Dentures Last?
You should expect to have your dentist reline the denture every two years. A well-maintained denture can last for decades.