A denture is a removable dental device that can be used to replace missing teeth and the surrounding oral tissue.
Dentures resemble natural teeth and can enhance both the function and aesthetic appearance of your smile by replacing missing teeth. Here at Refresh Dental Spa in Brisbane dentures are available in two forms: complete and partial dentures.
- Complete dentures are used when all of a patient’s teeth are missing.
- Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
What are dentures?
Dentures consist of replacement prosthetic teeth attached to a gum coloured plastic base, which is held in place by a metal frame. Dentures are a highly viable treatment option for those with a few remaining natural teeth, as the denture prevents these teeth from changing position.
Will my smile still look natural?
In order to create your custom dentures we will take into consideration your specific jaw size, the colour and shape of your existing teeth and any other individual needs or desires that you require. We will then construct your dentures in an advanced laboratory using the highest quality porcelain materials for a realistic appearance and fully functional smile. Your dentist at Refresh Dental Spa will walk you through how to insert your dentures and secure them so that you can enjoy every day without a worry and with a beautiful smile.
Why should I replace my missing teeth?
The natural shifting of teeth can occur as the teeth and jaw bone support one other and maintain the shape and position of tooth fixtures. This is why it’s important to replace missing teeth and fill in any void within the mouth, as your teeth will move to fill the gap which can result in a weak jaw and more unwanted gaps. It’s important to know that your teeth are what maintain the density and strength of your jaw bone, and your jaw bone is also what maintains the position of your teeth.
You may experience a slight adjustment period when you first use dentures
This can include:
- Feelings of discomfort while the oral muscles learn to keep the dentures in place
- Minor soreness and irritation experienced in the mouth
- Increased production of saliva
- Difficulty adjusting to eating with dentures
- Impaired speech when pronouncing certain words
If you do experience difficulty eating with your new dentures we recommend beginning by eating small pieces of soft food and avoiding chewing gum or using toothpicks until you are fully acclimatised to wearing dentures. You will eventually get used to it and feel confident when speaking, chewing and smiling.
Visit our helpful team today to regain a beautiful smile.