- What are Dentures
- Benefits of Dentures
- Who is a Candidate for Dentures
- How are Dentures Made
- Do Dentures Last Long
- Are There Any Alternatives to Dentures
- How Do You Know If Your Dentures are Loose or Ill-Fitting
- How to Take Care of Dentures
- Final Thoughts
What are Dentures
Benefits of Dentures
Modern dentures have a lot of benefits to your oral health. It doesn’t only provide you with a beautiful smile, but it can also improve your overall facial appearance.
Here are some benefits of different types of dentures.
Replace missing teeth
Restore speech ability
Boost Your Confidence
Customized and Comfortable Fit
Improve Your Overall Oral Health
Who is a Candidate for Dentures
A patient may end up losing all of their teeth due to old age, bone atrophy, disease, or trauma. A denture isn’t always a complete set of false teeth. If a patient only has a few missing teeth, partial dentures may be an option. An ideal candidate for dentures is a patient who has lost many teeth but has sufficient healthy gums and jawbone density.
Dentures can also benefit patients with broken, chipped, or unhealthy teeth. Generally, a patient’s oral health is improved by removing unhealthy teeth and fitting them with dentures.
How are Dentures Made
First, our dental team will assess your dental health to ensure that you have sufficient bone tissue and bone density to hold your dentures. Your bone structure is an important factor in making a denture.
Dentures are made by making an impression or mould of your mouth, teeth, and gums. After your dentist takes an impression of your teeth, a laboratory creates an acrylic model of your mouth.
Our dental team will ensure that your dentures fit perfectly in your mouth. Our dentist may have to adjust your dentures multiple times to ensure that they fit correctly and comfortably. Making dentures generally requires five appointments, beginning with the moulding and ending with the fitting.
Do Dentures Last Long
Durable materials are used to make dentures. If you maintain and fit them properly, your dentures will last anywhere from five to ten years, but you may need to adjust or repair them over time. You should see your dentist if you have worn the same dentures for more than ten years to ensure they still function effectively. Your dentist can let you know if you need new dentures during your regular dental checkups.
There might be instances where you might need new dentures. But, our team will first assess your dentures to see if a repair is still possible. It is common for dentures to need a replacement due to natural changes in the shape of your face. Bone resorption is the process by which our gums and jawbone shrink as we age. Dentures can become loose due to this process. You might also experience general wear, where you might notice that they don’t seem as secure as they once did.
Repairs are done depending on how well your dentures are maintained. Whether you need relining, rebasing, or even replacement, our dentist will discuss the options with you to maintain a natural fit.
Are There Any Alternatives to Dentures
Our dentists will help you explore your tooth replacement options based on your oral health, jawbone density, and the number of your missing teeth.
Here are some alternatives to dentures:
Dentures are usually replaced with dental implants since they are the most common and effective alternative. Your dental provider will use dental implants to hold in your replacement teeth by surgically inserting titanium posts into your jawbone. The implant will need to bond with the jawbone for 3-6 months before your replacement teeth will be successful.
Several people choose dental implants as an alternative because they are durable and long-lasting. Unlike dentures, dental implants are fixed to your mouth, making your speaking and eating more comfortable. However, you must have sufficient healthy gums and bones to qualify for dental implants.
Dental bridges are prosthetic teeth attached to crowns or dental implants on either side. A dental bridge’s only disadvantage is that we have to remove healthy tooth structure from adjacent teeth to place the crown. Other than that, dental bridges can be an excellent alternative to dentures. In contrast to dentures, a tooth bridge won’t slip while you’re eating, talking, or smiling.
Wearing overdentures is another alternative. Most of your natural teeth are retained with an overdenture in order to preserve your jawbone. This appliance is attached to existing teeth, giving you the feeling that you are chewing and talking with your natural teeth. It is designed to fit over and secure the remaining teeth, preventing the dentures from slipping or sliding.
It would help if you had a few teeth that are in good condition to make overdentures effective. Patients with active periodontal diseases are not good candidates for overdentures.
How Do You Know If Your Dentures are Loose or Ill-Fitting
Gum tissues can shrink as we age, causing dentures to loosen. Some signs and symptoms of ill-fitting dentures are discomfort, difficulty in speaking and eating, bad breath, and swelling gums. If your dentures are still in good condition, there must be no clicking noise and unnecessary loose movements in your prosthetic teeth.
Don’t hesitate to visit our clinic right away if you feel any dental issues because of your loose dentures. Our dentists will give you medical advice on how you can provide proper care for your dentures and original teeth as well.
How to Take Care of Dentures
Maintaining the appearance and cleanliness of removable partial or complete dentures requires proper care.
Here are some tips on how you can take care of your dentures:
- After eating, remove your dentures and rinse them. Make sure all loose food particles are removed from your dentures with water.
- After removing your dentures, clean your mouth. Brush your natural teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush, and then rinse your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash.
- Make sure your dentures are cleaned every day. To remove food, plaque, and other deposits, soak them and brush them with a soft-bristled brush and nonabrasive denture cleanser. If you use denture adhesive, clean the grooves against your gums to ensure no adhesive remains in your dentures. Avoid cleaning your dentures with denture cleaners that contain harmful chemicals.
- Leave your dentures soaking overnight. In order to maintain their shape, most types of dentures need moisture. Dentures should be soaked in water or a mild denture-soaking solution overnight.
Your overall appearance will improve significantly with high-quality dentures. Our custom-fitted dentures will surely give you that attractive smile! Just visit our dental clinic if you want to learn more about the advantages of dentures.
Our dentists have years of experience when it comes to applying dentures. We will discuss all the popular tooth replacement options to give you a complete, natural-looking smile. We will also teach you about proper dental care to make your dentures last longer. Our mission is to provide high-quality dental procedures to help our patients achieve their desired smiles.
If you want to book an appointment with us, just call (08) 9516-1003. We will help you decide which dental treatment option is the best for your condition.
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