More about Dentures
Patients with missing teeth hoping to improve their confidence by wearing high quality and natural-looking dentures could benefit from a range of dentures available from Pearl Dental Clinic.
Depending on the needs of the patient, practitioners are able to provide a wide variety of solutions for people who may have experienced a lack of confidence as a result of an unattractive smile.
Flexible Dentures provide a great level of comfort for wearers due to the fact that they adapt to the shape of the gums. This means that there is no need for ugly metal clasps or dental adhesive to hold them in place.
As the name suggests, the dentures flex into position while providing a number of benefits for people who may have found it difficult to wear traditional dentures as a result of irregularities with the shape of their mouths.
These appliances are among the most aesthetically pleasing for image-conscious patients who are hoping to ensure their smile appears natural, in order for them to smile with confidence.
Metal dentures are used to fill in gaps of any missing teeth and are particularly ideal for those people looking for stronger dentures that can replace multiple missing teeth. Manufactured from cobalt chromium or titanium, they are attached to the remaining natural teeth with metal or tooth coloured clasps.
Patients who wear partial dentures will find they are used to the feeling of wearing the fittings after a matter of weeks, as well as enjoying the benefits of the ability to eat and speak without discomfort.
A cost-effective and quicker alternative to metal dentures comes in the form of acrylic dentures, which are created using a simpler design than their more expensive counterparts.
Acrylic dentures can be easily added to and so are ideal for cases where there is a questionable prognosis of the remaining teeth and there is a possibility that more teeth may need to be removed in future and the denture extended.
Immediate dentures are available to wear on the same day as the natural teeth are extracted to provide a temporary alternative while soft tissue healing takes place post tooth extraction.
Before teeth are removed, the dentist will take an impression of the mouth and then create a custom set of immediate dentures, which allows the gum tissue to heal effectively following the extraction.
Selecting immediate dentures eliminates the need for patients to spend months without any teeth, while removing issues with speaking and eating.
While it is vital that individuals take thorough care of their dentures to ensure they maintain their sparkle for as long as possible, we recognize that accidents can occur and provide a same day denture repair service for patients.
Cracked or fractured fixtures can often be fixed with the insertion of strengthening substances and stains can also be removed if the appliances become discoloured over time.
It is important that patients never attempt to repair their own dentures to prevent worsening an issue that could have been easily resolved. In addition, taking precautions when removing and inserting the appliances is recommended to limit the chance of a breakage.
Missing single tooth options
When a tooth is missing, there are usually a number of solutions available.
You could have a false tooth made and fitted to a plate.
Alternatively a Bridge can be fitted to an adjacent tooth.
Or you could have an Implant which doesn’t affect the adjacent teeth.
Partial dentures can sometimes move as gums change shape.
Securing the denture to an existing tooth can be the solution.
A stud can be fixed to an adjacent tooth.
The partial denture then ‘clicks’ onto this stud to secure it in place.
Missing multiple teeth options
When a number of teeth are missing, there are various options available.
You may choose to have a denture.
But over time, your gums will recede and the denture may not fit as well.
You could choose to have Implants to secure the denture.
One way is a small number of Implants with a bar and magnets to hold the denture;
Another is a small number of Implants to which the denture is secured or a greater number of Implants onto which a set of teeth are permanently fitted.
Dentures sit on top of the gum.
But the gum changes shape, particularly in the period following extraction.
Dentures may become mobile.
The denture can be relined to improve the fit, but this will make the denture heavier.