Dentures work as replacements for missing teeth. Aside from the obvious aesthetic advantage, they also keep your facial muscles in shape – whenever you lose teeth, the muscles tend to sag, ultimately making you look older. Up until recently dentures never felt quite right for patients. They didn’t even look like natural teeth. This is not so today. In Canning Street Dental, we can provide you with natural looking dentures that will be more comfortable than ever before.
Types of Dentures
There are three types of dentures:
- Conventional: Fully removable, these are placed in your mouth after your remaining teeth are removed and the tissues have healed. This process may take several months.
- Immediate: Inserted on the same day the remaining teeth were removed, this type saves you from lacking teeth during the tissue healing period.
- Overdenture: Performing a similar function to implants, an overdenture can fit over a small number of remaining teeth – after they have been prepared by our dentists. This way, you can save some of your natural teeth.
Finding the Right Solution
No matter which option is right for you, all our dentures are of the highest quality and will comfortably fit over your gums. Our experts will work with you all the way in order to custom-tailor them to your individual needs. If you are yet unsure of which option is right for you, we can walk you through all your options and offer advice on which is going to be most suitable for you.
Typically, dentures last for up to three years before needing refinement for optimal performance. During that period, however, it is still essential that you maintain a healthy dental hygiene. Your gums, tongue and palate should be brushed every time you remove the dentures and right before you insert them. You should also brush the dentures themselves carefully, in order to remove loose debris and plaque from them. We will be more than happy to discuss this further, and show you all the best denture care practices so that your health is guaranteed.