Regain Functionality With Dentures
Dentures (sometimes called “false teeth”) are prosthetic devices that act as a removable replacement for missing teeth. Partial dentures can replace a few teeth, while a complete set of dentures covers both the upper and lower jaw.
Dentures date back to around 700BC and were usually made out of human or other animal teeth. Even then, humans knew that it was important to replace missing teeth. If you don’t replace them, you run the risk of having your remaining teeth shift out of place, causing difficulty with biting and chewing and making your face sag, giving you a much older appearance.
Modern dentures are functional, comfortable and fit better than ever. Dentures have a very natural appearance and can help improve your confidence and restore your vitality.
Benefits of dentures
Apart from providing a fully functional set of teeth, dentures have several other important benefits, including:
- Allowing you to chew your food comfortably
- Improving your ability to speak and pronounce words
- Enhancing the appearance of your lower face
- Restoring confidence and self-esteem
A complete set of dentures can be conventional or immediate. Conventional dentures are not ready for placement in the mouth until after the teeth are removed and the gums have begun to heal; typically 8 to 12 weeks after the teeth are removed. Immediate dentures are created before the teeth are removed and are ready to be used right away. This way, the wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period. However, due to changes that occur while the gums are healing, immediate dentures may not fit as well as conventional dentures and often require adjustments. Immediate dentures should only be used as a temporary solution while conventional dentures are prepared.
Fit and comfort
It will take some time to get your new dentures to feel natural in your mouth. It might also take some adjustments to get them to fit just right. It’s normal for them to be a bit uncomfortable at first. It will take some patience and practice in order to eat and talk without your dentures slipping or clicking.
We will work with you to select the type of dentures that are right for you and to ensure you have a proper fit. We look forward to helping you restore your smile.