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Chapel Park Dental Advise on Dentures

Wednesday 27 March 2019, 6:15PM
By Beckie Wright
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If you have lost your natural teeth due to damage, decay or injury, dentures can replace your missing teeth and restore your smile. Dentures offer a natural looking solution, enhancing your appearance and benefiting your health.

 

Missing teeth can cause the facial muscles to droop, causing a person to look older than they actually are, so with the support from dentures, you will appear youthful while being able to enjoy food and speak comfortably, just as if you still had your natural teeth.

 

Dentures are removable false teeth that are worn to replace missing teeth. These artificial teeth are generally made of acrylic and designed to best match your natural teeth. The base of a denture is called a plate and is usually made of either acrylic or metal. Dentures can be taken out and put back into the mouth, and they are available as either full or partial dentures, depending on how many teeth need to be restored. Today’s dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever.

 

Ideal candidates for complete dentures will have experienced significant tooth loss and be missing most or all of their teeth. A partial denture is suitable for those who still have some natural teeth remaining. There are several factors that warrant wearing dentures, even for younger people.

 

Full or complete dentures replace all of the natural teeth in either the upper or lower jaws. These suit patients who have lost most or all of their natural teeth.

 

Partial dentures fill in the spaces left by lost or missing teeth and are attached to your natural teeth with metal clasps or devices called precision attachments. These suit patients who have lost just one or a few of their natural teeth and wish to fill in the gap(s) left behind.

 

Conventional dentures are moulded over the mouth cavity once the teeth have been removed and the gums have had several weeks to heal, whereas immediate dentures are moulded over the gums immediately after the teeth are removed.

 

Conventional dentures may leave you toothless for over a month, but having them moulded to your healed gums ensures a perfectly comfortable fit inside the mouth cavity.

 

Immediate dentures offer the appeal of having your new teeth straight away, although you will be required to visit your dentist for adjustments to ensure they fit in the mouth properly. If the idea of being without teeth for several weeks is too uncomfortable for you, immediate dentures will ensure you are confident with your appearance right after your tooth removal.

 

For more information on dentists Auckland, cosmetic dentistry Auckland and general dentistry please go to https://www.chapelparkdental.co.nz .