Why Do You Need Dentures?
Some people believe that dentures are simply an aesthetic solution – this could not be further from the truth. While dentures do improve your look, it’s not what it’s all about.
Dentures are critical to your oral health if you have missing teeth, as they will take up the space that would otherwise be vacant. This means you get the necessary support for your cheeks and lips, ensuring your facial muscles remain in good condition.
In addition, the adjacent teeth that are still healthy will remain in the place that they should. Otherwise, they can begin to shift – these can cause problems with otherwise healthy teeth.
Dentures will also help with your ability to chew. It’s important that you thoroughly chew all foods before swallowing and missing teeth can severely influence how effectively you consume certain foods.
Missing teeth can also impact your speech. Teeth have an essential role in keeping the facial and muscle structure in your face – when you have them missing, your speech will eventually suffer as well.
Which Solution – Partial or Full Dentures?
Full dentures are required if the patient has lost all (or most) of his or her teeth. Partial dentures are similar and will be used when some teeth are still present and salvageable. We will do everything possible to keep your natural teeth and work with the dentures to fill in the gaps.
For temporary dentures, acrylic or plastic bases work extremely well. They are lightweight and easy to repair; conversely, however, they are more prone to damage from general use. This means that in order to create a sturdy acrylic model, you will need a thicker base. This results in a bulkier design, which isn’t as aesthetically pleasing as other materials.
Compared to acrylic dentures, cobalt chrome models are superior. They are not only strong and durable, but they also take up far less space. In terms of comfort and looks, you can’t beat this material. They may be a little more expensive, but you’ll get a product that will last much longer and look far nicer.
Are There Alternatives?
We also offer a wide range of alternatives to dentures, such as cemented bridges, saving the tooth through a root canal, or dental implants. The suitability of each procedure depends on the individual patient and you should discuss your situation extensively before making a decision.
Do You Have Questions?
Our experienced team is ready to answer any of your queries, big or small. Mawson Lakes Dental prides itself on placing the patient’s needs at the top of the list, so we will always advise you on a course of treatment that fits your specific requirements.
Give us a call today and we can book you in for a risk-free consultation.