The affordable transformation
Living without teeth can be difficult, but there are affordable solutions available for replacing missing teeth. Dentures are removable teeth replacements for missing teeth - they are commonly known as false teeth. While not the same as natural teeth, dentures are natural looking, comfortable and custom made to suit your ideal smile. Thanks to advancements in cosmetic dentistry, artificial teeth dentures are more realistic than ever so you can smile with confidence while wearing them.
Do you require partial dentures, immediate dentures, temporary dentures or replacement teeth to replace missing teeth? Contact the experienced dental technicians at Maylands Dental Centre to book an initial consultation.
Different Types of Dentures
Partial Dentures (Removable)
A partial denture is a removable dental device that replaces several missing teeth in your lower or upper jaw. If you have several missing teeth, you may be recommended removable partial dentures to improve your smile, help with biting or chewing your food and to maintain the surrounding teeth. Partial dentures aren't fixed in your mouth and can be removed at any time.
Immediate Dentures (Temporary)
Immediate dentures or 'same-day dentures' are a temporary solution provided to patients after they have had badly damaged teeth extracted or removed. This allows them to not worry about having gaps in their smile while they wait for a more permanent solution. Immediate dentures are created before your teeth are extracted using a mould, so your new dentures look almost identical to your natural teeth.
Following a tooth extraction, your gums will need to heal and will change shape during the healing process. This means immediate denture wearers will need to have their immediate dentures relined regularly, to improve stability and fit comfortably inside your mouth. This helps them become more well fitting dentures although a degree of denture stability will still be affected as the soft tissues and alveolar bone heals.
Full Removable Dentures
Full removable dentures are used when a patient is missing all their teeth on either their upper or lower jaw. Full removal dentures are one single appliance that sits on your gums, offering the appearance of natural looking teeth.
These types of dentures used to be common, but now full upper or lower denture are used less frequently thanks to advancements in cosmetic dentistry and denture solutions.
A full upper denture utilizes an acrylic base which covers the roof of your mouth. A full lower denture is horseshoe-shaped and sits on the lower jaw. Both of these hold false teeth and function to support your facial muscles, provide solid chewing surfaces and improve your cosmetic appearance.
Implant Supported Dentures
Also known as dental implant overdentures or implant dentures.
Implant supported dentures work for patients missing all their upper or lower teeth. More advanced than traditional denture solutions, implant retained dentures are inserted into position using surgical implants inserted into your jaw bone.
This helps keep the dentures in place so they do not move inside the mouth while eating, talking or laughing.
Implant supported dentures are the best dentures available in the market if you are looking for something closest to having your natural teeth. They do not move inside the mouth but are still able to be removed so as to maintain good oral hygiene and avoid bad breath.
There are alternatives to conventional dentures:
- Dental Implants - Dental implants are one of the most common alternatives to full dentures and fixed partial dentures. They work by by replacing individual teeth. Unlike full dentures, dental implants cannot be removed and require healthy gums and bone structure in the jaw. If taken care of, dental implants are a durable, long lasting tooth replacement solution.
- Overdentures - If patients don't have a lot of remaining teeth, they will be recommended overdentures instead of dentures. This denture alternative works by adhering the overdentures onto metal implants that have been surgically placed in the jaw. Patients will require healthy gums to qualify for this treatment.
- Implant supported bridges - These are a fixed option designed to replace several missing teeth. However, they are not used when no natural teeth remain.
Complete Denture Solutions To Replace Missing Teeth
Do you suffer from missing teeth and are looking for a dental solution that looks and acts like natural teeth? Dentures can help patients recover their lost smile and improve their oral health.
With many denture options available such as an implant supported denture, fixed dentures, upper and lower dentures, complete dentures, traditional dentures and partial dentures, your dentist will be able to find a denture solution that works for your individual requirements.
If you currently have ill fitting dentures or problems with existing dentures, the experienced dental team at Maylands Dental Centre can also offer denture repairs.
To find out more or to book an initial consultation, contact the experienced dental professionals at Maylands Dental Centre to discuss the benefits of dentures and if they will work for you. Replace missing teeth with complete dentures that look and feel like natural teeth.