Dentures are removable false teeth made from either acrylic or metal that replace missing teeth. While your dentist will aim for you to keep as many of your own teeth is possible, even people who maintain a good dental health routine may require dentures at some stage in their life.
Not only can losing teeth cause problems with your speech and eating, it can also have an emotional impact too. Whatever the reasons for tooth loss, dentures can prevent these problems, restore self-confidence, and enhance your appearance by giving extra support to your cheeks and lips.
Dentures are formed by taking an impression from your mouth and are individually made for the best fit. The colour and the shape of the dentures will be matched to look as close to natural teeth as possible.
If you are not able to wear unassisted dentures due to bone loss or an insufficient palate, an option could be implant-assisted dentures.
Abacus Dental Studio understands you may have questions about dentures. We’re committed to helping you understand our customised dentures. We design and create our dentures specifically for each patient. Our team is always here to answer your questions about dentures. We’ve addressed some of our most frequently asked questions below.
How Do I Clean Dentures?
Denture care is incredibly important for long-term use. The best way to clean dentures is to soak them daily and brush them with a soft-bristled brush and denture cleanser. It’s critical to remove plaque, food, and debris after eating. Always soak your dentures overnight for a clean, fresh feeling.
How Do Denture Implants Work?
Dental implants are placed as a permanent solution for tooth loss. To begin the process, your dentist surgically plants a titanium post in your jawbone. The implants start to fuse with your jawbone to create a solid foundation for your new teeth. Your dentist will then place an abutment on top of your dental implant to connect the implant. The final step is to attach your replacement teeth to the abutment.
Can Dentures Be Repaired?
Dentures can be repaired by a professional Clinical Dental Technician specialising in denture construction. Getting your dentures repaired as soon as possible when you break a tooth or break them in half is essential. Dentures are constructed to be as durable as possible but sometimes need repairs.
Can Denture Teeth Be Lengthened?
Yes! We can lengthen teeth on your dentures with bonded composite.
Can Denture Teeth Be Shortened?
Yes! We can trim the teeth and ensure your bite is correctly aligned.
Are Denture Tablets Toxic?
A common denture cleaning ingredient, persulfate, may be toxic to your health. Persulfate can be deadly if consumed and may cause serious allergic reactions. There are persulfate-free denture cleaners that will give you peace of mind.
Why Are Dentures Stored in Water?
Dentures need to stay moist to maintain their shape. It’s essential to keep your dentures in water overnight to help the acrylic remain in optimal condition to provide the perfect fit.