Replace your missing teeth with dentures
While dental implants are the favoured solution to missing teeth, Extreme Dentistry also offers the more affordable options of full and partial dentures.
How can dentures help you?
Removable dentures, also known as false teeth, are used when dental implants are not preferred by the patient. Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Without support from your denture, facial muscles may begin to sag, making you look older. Dentures can enable you to eat and speak more like your old self – things that people often take for granted until their natural teeth are lost.
A full denture is used when a patient has lost all the teeth in one or both arches. Full dentures may sometimes be required to be stabilised by implants to help hold in place and allow comfortable chewing./
Partial dentures are used when a patient still has some natural teeth remaining. These remaining teeth are used as anchors to stabilise the partial denture.
When you visit us at Extreme Dentistry, Dr Anand will perform an assessment to recommend the best solution for your missing teeth. Sometimes depending on the condition of your teeth and bone, we may recommend dental implants as an alternative.
If you are looking for a more affordable option to dental implants and get your confidence back quickly, please contact us today to find out if dentures are the right treatment for you.
Yes, it’s possible to switch from dentures to dental implants but first your dentist would have to make some considerations about your suitability for dental implants. In order for you to be a good candidate for implants, you need to have enough of a jaw bone for them to be placed. There is the possibility for bone grafting to create the jaw for the implant.
Dentures are designed to replace either a few or all your teeth. Dentures that replace all teeth in the mouth are known as complete dentures, and these rest on the gums. To improve stability and fit of the complete dentures, they are often attached using dental implants. In comparison, dentures that replace just a few teeth are known as partial dentures, and they work by attaching to teeth that are still present. These can also be supported by dental implants.
The total cost of denture treatment depends on a range of factors. These include the complexity of your individual case, the time required to fit your dentures, and the type of materials used. For example, in most cases, metal-based dentures are typically more expensive when compared to plastic or acrylic dentures. This is because they tend to be stronger, more durable, and better quality materials that usually have a better fit. Nevertheless, it’s common for denture costs to vary significantly. The best way to find out the likely cost of your denture treatment is to book a consultation with Dr Anand.
It’s common for people who’ve recently had dentures to require a bit of time to adjust to their new teeth. This means it can be hard at first to eat normally as well as eat all the foods you’d like to. For example, sticky and hard foods can be particularly challenging at first. However, after adjusting, you should be able to eat food normally.
A partial denture is a removable dental appliance that replaces one or more missing teeth. It consists of a metal or plastic framework that supports artificial teeth attached to the remaining natural teeth. Partial dentures improve appearance, chewing ability, and speech, and prevent the remaining teeth from shifting.
Dentures stay in place through suction, adhesives, and the natural contours of the mouth. Upper dentures rely on suction, while lower dentures are stabilized by the cheeks, lips, and tongue. Adhesives can help improve stability. Dental implants can also provide additional support. Proper care and maintenance are important for a comfortable and secure fit.
The lifespan of dentures varies depending on a number of factors, such as the type and quality of the dentures, how well they are cared for, and the individual’s oral health. On average, dentures can last anywhere from 5 to 10 years, but some patients may need to replace them sooner due to changes in the jawbone or gums, wear and tear, or other factors. It’s important to have dentures regularly checked by a dentist or prosthodontist and to maintain good oral hygiene to extend their lifespan.