Dentures will help restore your smile!
The falling off or breaking of teeth usually happens among adults or the elderly. This could be due to age, tooth decay, improper oral care and hygiene, periodontal disease, or injury. Missing teeth can cause your face to change shape if they are not replaced.
At Murwillumbah Dental, we have the perfect solution for your missing teeth.
Dentures are devices that can be used to replace natural teeth that are missing and restore the functionality of your jaw.
Dentures consist of a plate which is made to fit over the bone and soft tissues of your jaw.
Ceramic or acrylic false teeth are designed to blend in with the rest of your remaining teeth and are attached to the plate before it can be fitted on your jaw.
Types of dentures
There are a range of dentures that can solve problems associated with missing teeth which are right for your oral health needs.
Here are a few types…
These dentures fit comfortably onto your upper and lower jaws and are usually used when all natural teeth are missing. These dentures can last anything between five to ten years if cared for properly.
This type of denture is recommended when you need to fill the gaps of one or more missing teeth. They are removable.
The aim of partial dentures is to prevent existing teeth from moving into the gaps created by missing teeth.
Permanent dentures/implant supported dentures
Permanent dentures are dentures that can be anchored by dental crowns or joined to dental implants.
How will dentures benefit you?
- All or some of your missing teeth can be replaced by dentures.
- Dentures provide support to the structure of your face.
- Missing teeth may cause your cheeks to sink in; however, dentures can help sustain the shape of your face.
- It allows you to bite and speak properly.
- Dentures can have a positive impact on your nutritional needs because you will be able to eat a wider range of food.
- It is affordable compared other forms of restorative options.
How to clean and maintain dentures
Your dentures will need to be brushed and cleaned regularly every day. When brushing your dentures, place a towel over the basin to prevent it from breaking.
Make sure to clean your mouth, tongue and gums with a soft toothbrush when your dentures are removed.
At night they will need to be soaked in a special cleaning solution which removes all excess food, bacteria and plaque that has accumulated on the dentures throughout the day.
Remember that hygiene plays a very important role in maintaining your dentures.
If you require any further information on dentures or would like to book an appointment, please contact us at Murwillumbah Dental.