Complete and partial dentures could be your solution to replace missing teeth. They offer a more cost-effective solution. Dentures can assist with maintaining normal chewing, bite (occlusion), speech and appearance of upper and lower jaws. For many people dentures improve people’s oral health and appearance.
Complete dentures replace an entire upper and/or lower arch when all the natural teeth are missing. In some cases, implants may be necessary to help secure the denture.
A partial denture is made to fill the spaces left by missing teeth. These dentures can be made from acrylic or metal. Your dentist will be able to advise you on the best option depending on your current oral health.
These dentures are constructed prior to the teeth being extracted and the denture inserted immediately. The advantage is that the patient is not without teeth for a period of time.
At Kitchener Street Dental, we endeavour to look after our patients in any way possible. We also provide denture cleaning, relining, remodelling and denture repairs. If you have been thinking about dentures, have more questions or are ready to book our friendly team would love to help. Contact our team to book your consultation.
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Dentures are artificial teeth worn as a replacement for missing natural teeth. Wearing dentures can enhance eating and speaking abilities while boosting self-assurance. Typically, dentures are crafted from acrylic resin (plastic) or a lightweight metal frame, predominantly cobalt chrome, with plastic teeth.
Dentures stay in place through suction, adhesives, clasps, precision attachments, or dental implants. Complete dentures rely on suction, while partial dentures use clasps or attachments. Implants provide stability. Regular check-ups are important for maintaining fit and function.
The lifespan of dentures can vary depending on several factors, including the quality of the materials used, how well they are cared for, and any changes in the oral cavity over time. On average, dentures tend to last between 5 and 10 years. However, it's important to note that this is a general estimate and individual experiences may vary.
Over time, the shape of your mouth may change due to bone resorption or other factors, which can affect the fit and function of dentures. As a result, adjustments, relining, or even replacement of the dentures may be necessary to maintain optimal comfort and functionality.
To prolong the lifespan of dentures, it is crucial to follow proper oral hygiene practices and care instructions provided by your dentist. This includes regular cleaning, avoiding excessive force or pressure while handling dentures, and scheduling routine dental check-ups to address any issues or necessary adjustments.
If you notice any discomfort, changes in fit, or wear and tear on your dentures, it's advisable to consult with your dentist. They can assess the condition of your dentures and provide guidance on whether repair, adjustment, or replacement is needed to ensure your continued oral health and satisfaction with your dentures.