Dental Care Glebe offers a range of dental restorations and cosmetic dentistry options for those who have lost or damaged one or more of their teeth. That’s why we give our patients in Glebe the option of partial or complete dentures in order to replace missing teeth.
What is a Denture?
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissues. It may be made of acrylic resin or a combination with various metals. Dentures are available as complete or partial.
Complete dentures replace all the teeth, while a partial denture fills in the spaces created by missing teeth and prevents other teeth from changing position.
Why Use Dentures?
Patients who come to our dental clinic in Glebe for dentures do so because they are missing some or all of their teeth. It is incredibly important to replace missing teeth. If you fail to do so, your remaining teeth might shift, or you might experience an inability to bite and chew properly. In some cases, missing teeth can cause issues with the facial structure, giving you a sagging facial appearance, which makes you look older than you are.
The beauty of dentures today is that they are designed to be comfortable and functional. They are very similar in appearance to natural teeth, and can actually improve a smile or facial appearance.
Types of Dentures
There are three basic types of dentures that we offer at Dental Care Glebe. These are:
• Implant Supported
Removable partial dentures
These fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, resting partly on the gums and partly on the remaining teeth. They may be attached to your natural teeth with metal clasps or devices called precision attachments, and they can be made of acrylic or a metal frame.
Removable complete dentures
These replace all the teeth in a jaw and fit directly on the gums and supporting bone. Complete dentures can also be made to attach to dental implants, and they can be made of acrylic or a metal frame.
Implant supported overdentures
Similar to the conventional complete denture, implant supported overdentures differ because they are supported by and attached to implants. These are used when someone doesn’t have any teeth in the jaw, but has enough bone to support implants.
Do New Dentures Feel Strange?
Whether you have partial or complete dentures, they may feel a bit odd or loose at the start. You can expect the adjustment period to last up to a few weeks until the muscles of the cheeks and tongue learn to keep them in place, and you learn to become comfortable removing and inserting them. You may experience minor irritation or soreness, or an increase in saliva flow, but these problems will go away.
Missing teeth? Contact the dentists at Dental Care Glebe today to find out which application is right for you.
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