Dentures are artificial, removable replacements for natural teeth when disease, injury, or years of inadequate dental care has left you with few or no healthy teeth of your own.
Dentures, made to look like your natural teeth in shape and colour, can replace all or some of your teeth. They are one option to restore your smile and reinstate your ability to chew food.
Missing teeth can cause serious consequences such as:
- Difficulty in chewing
- Problems in speaking
- Shrinking facial structure
- Shifting teeth
- Unattractive smile
- Bone loss
Fortunately, At Lightwood Dental, we provide durable and natural-looking dentures for patients in Ferntree Gully and surrounds. We will thoroughly examine your oral health needs to determine if dentures are right for you.
What You Should Know About Dentures
- Properly manufactured and fitted dentures don’t require adhesives or strips to keep them in place.
- Your gums need a rest. So be sure to take your dentures out of your mouth before going to bed to reduce the possibility of infections and bone loss.
- Dentures can be combined with another restorative treatment – dental implants.
- Implant-supported denture is a type of overdenture supported by and attached to dental implants.
- With proper care and maintenance, your dentures can last for many years. Soak your denture overnight in a container with clean, tap water. Gently brush your denture every morning.
How do Dentures Work?
There are different types of dentures and your Lightwood Dental dentist will help you choose the right type of denture for your smile depending on the teeth you have lost and your specific needs.
The acrylic base of denture is designed to fit over your gums. The upper denture covers the roof of your mouth, while the lower denture is horseshoe-shaped to accommodate your tongue.
Dentures are custom-made in a dental laboratory from impressions of your mouth. After thorough examination and deliberation, your dentist will determine the type of denture that is best for your smile.
Types of Dentures
Remaining teeth or dental implants act as anchors to secure dentures in place. They can be made of acrylic or a combination of metal and acrylic. Your friendly dental team at Lightwood Dental will advise about your best options.
A partial denture is made to fill the space left by a few missing teeth. To hold the partial denture in position, clasps are used to secure the denture to nearby natural teeth.
A full denture is made when all the natural teeth are missing. It is fitted to replace the upper teeth, lower teeth, or both.
The dentist inserts an immediate denture during the same appointment the teeth are extracted. The advantage is that the patients avoid periods of social embarrassment, due to missing teeth.
High-quality Dentures in Ferntree Gully
If you lost several or all of your teeth, dentures can be a great option. You dentist at Lightwood Dental will thoroughly check the health of your teeth and gums to determine if you’re a suitable candidate for dentures.
Lightwood Dental takes pride in providing first-rate restorative dentistry in Ferntree Gully. We fabricate premium-quality dentures that are designed to re-establish your dental health and confidence. Feel at your best with our natural-looking and comfortable dentures.