Although a few individuals can manage to eat and survive without any teeth, most people who have lost all their teeth need complete dentures constructed.
Individuals who have lost all of their teeth in one or both arches will usually need complete dentures. Complete dentures include a coloured acrylic base that is designed to fit over the gums. The base of the upper complete denture covers the roof of the mouth, to ensure it is stable and comfortable. The lower complete denture comes in the shape of a horseshoe to accommodate for the patient’s tongue.
yes. It is possible to significantly increase complete denture stability and retention by having just two dental implants installed under each denture. These implant supported complete dentures are known as overdentures.
Although complete dentures look almost identical to natural teeth they often take some getting used to because they are not fixed in place. Patients may feel a slight discomfort for the first few weeks as a complete denture wearer, especially while eating hard foods.
In addition, it is completely normal to experience excessive saliva flow, minor irritation, and a feeling that the tongue does not have enough room for a short period. This should only be temporary.
Depending on the quality of care given to complete dentures by the patient, these dentures normally last several years.
It is vital to brush the dentures after each meal to remove excess food and plaque. Keeping the gums, palate, and tongue clean should be a priority as well to maintain oral health. Dentures should ideally be kept out of the mouth when patients are asleep to allow the soft tissues to recover. If dentures become chipped or broken then seek professional advice. Attempting to fix dentures at home can result in further damage.
At Pearl Dental Clinic we have an on-site denture technician which means we can make custom-made complete dentures more quickly and provide you with new dentures that meet your expectations.
At Pearl dental clinic, complete upper and lower dentures cost from £995 depending on case complexity. You can spread the cost of your dental treatment interest free with our 0% dental finance plans.