You may have heard or seen dentures and have a general idea of how they look. But not all denture are the same, there are many designs and features with advantages and disadvantages to every solution. Here is a brief description,
Are the kind that first come in mind along with a vision of two pink pieces of plastic and teeth attached to them. These dentures are an option for those who had lost or need to have all their teeth removed. When in use for many years, these dentures wear and require replacement. Full dentures can be a good solution for those missing their teeth in the upper jaw. Once made for the first time these dentures require several months of adjusting and learning, of how to hold them in place, to function with them comfortably. For the lower jaw full dentures are difficult to function with, since there is little anchorage for them. Full dentures in the lower jaw frequently require the application of denture glue or joining them to the jaw with implants which makes them much more stable. Dr. Kaufman has much experience in denture design and implants to help one achieve a good outcome.
Are an option for those who had lost several teeth, but the remaining ones are healthy. A partial denture will be anchored by the remaining teeth and replace the missing ones. The size and design of the partial denture depends on how many teeth are remaining, where they are located in the mouth, and the overall oral health of the gum tissue. When Dr. Kaufman will offer a partial denture as an option for you, he will go into the different possible designs their advantages and disadvantages. One of the major concerns with partial dentures is the heavy load they transfer to the remaining teeth, which can lead to their loss.
Since many consider missing teeth as a sign of poor hygiene or old age, which can lead to low self esteem, social and behavioral problems. Dentures are an aesthetic replacement for the missing teeth that allow one to chew, eat, and speak properly. They allow for the replacement of multiple teeth or all of them at a relatively low cost.
Dentures require the same oral care as natural teeth. The gums, tongue, and roof of the mouth should be brushed twice daily. The dentures themselves need to be brushed with a non-abrasive cleanser, and they must be carefully stored in water when not being worn. If dentures don’t fit properly, they can cause mouth irritation, or even fall out at inopportune moments. That’s why it is so important to schedule periodical examination to see if the dentures are in a good shape.
Please contact us at Tooronga Family Dentistry for further information or scheduling an appointment for dentures.