Dentures are supported by surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity.
Conventional dentures are removable. There are many different denture designs, some rely on bonding or clipping onto teeth or dental implants.
Dentures are also commonly celled dental plate or false teeth meaning the same.
Removable Partial Dentures are for patients who are missing SOME of their teeth on a particular arch. Complete Dentures or full dentures are worn by patients who are missing ALL of the teeth in a single arch (i.e the maxillary (upper) or mandibular (lower) arch).
More recently, there has been a move in the practice to increase denture stability with implants.
The insertion of implants into the bone below the dentures do help to provide improved support and stability to withstand the pressure when the denture is used for chewing, keeping the bone from resorbing.
When implants are integrated into the treatment, the denture is now referred to as being an implant supported overdenture.
We produce clip bar systems, telescopic crowns or many different dental restoration work in order to choose the perfect solution in order to anchor the overdenture.
In the majority of cases, complete dentures are to be comfortable soon after insertion, at the same time almost always at least two adjustment visits will be required to remove sore spots.
Just like natural teeth, dentures need to be brushed daily to clean them from food deposits and plaque.
Brushing helps prevent dentures from becoming permanently stained and keeps your mouth stay healthy.
Regular dental check-ups are important.
The dentist will examine your mouth to see if your dentures still fit properly.
As time goes by dentures will need to be relined, re-based, or remade due to normal wear.
With regular professional care, a positive attitude and persistence, you can become one of the millions of people who wear their dentures with a smile!