Sometimes a tooth is un-salvageable or is lost due to age or trauma. Lack of teeth may cause cosmetic issues and functional issues such as a poor bite or even difficulty speaking. Dentures provide an alternative to real teeth. Dentures can allow you to eat more easily and speak more clearly. Dentures can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth. In some cases, getting full dentures may even make your smile better than your natural smile!
A denture can be a partial denture or a full denture. A partial denture is used when few of your teeth are missing, but there is still some supporting teeth left. A partial is a removable appliance that fits around clasps that fit around some of the remaining teeth. Before beginning placement of a partial
denture, the supporting teeth are shaped. Then, an impression of the mouth is taken, including that of the teeth that were shaped. This allows your dentist to create an exact model of your teeth. This model is then used to create a dental framework. In some cases, a wax model is first created and you are allowed to try the wax model. This allows us to obtain feedback about the fit and positioning of the partial denture. Finally, based on the corrections, a final partial denture is made. As mentioned, a partial denture is not purely cosmetic. A partial denture will allow you to improve your bite and also support other remaining teeth. This gives stability to your entire oral structure and stops the remaining teeth from shifting out of position.
A complete denture is suggested when you have lost all or most of your natural teeth.
A partial denture is used when someone is missing a few teeth and a full denture is used when someone is missing all of their teeth. In some cases, your dentist may need to remove any remaining tooth and give you a full set of dentures. These complete dentures will look very close to you natural teeth and give you the same facial structure as before.
After you get your dentures, you may need to practice speaking with them. It may be difficult at first but with enough practice you will be able to comfortably pronounce even the toughest words. Just like speaking, you will also need to practice eating, but over time you will eat as comfortably as you did with natural teeth. At Bridge Road Dental, Richmond, we have some the best dentists in Melbourne. They will provide you clear instructions to help you through the learning process.
Your dentist will provide you instructions about how long the dentures should be worn and how to care for them. Typically, you would remove the dentures at night before going to bed. You have to ensure that you never let your dentures dry out. You must either place them in cold water or a denture soaking solution suggested by the dentist.
Just like your natural teeth, your dentures also need to be cared for. When done right, a set of dentures could last you a very long time. To maintain the dentures, you must brush them every day and rinse them off with water. Your dentist may suggest a special brush and cleaning products to provide the best care for your dentures.
Regardless of the type, dentures need to be custom-made and must fit perfectly for a comfortable fit. We have some of the best dentists in Melbourne. We take great care to ensure you have the right fit and are comfortable. Our denture solutions at Bridge Road Dental, Richmond, are of the highest quality and also cost effective.