Dentures (also known as fake teeth) are artificial teeth and gums which are formed to your mouth to replace lost or removed natural teeth. This makes it easier for you to eat and speak than you would without teeth. Dentures can be partial or full, meaning they can replace all the teeth on either the top or bottom jawline, or just a few missing teeth.
Before getting your dentures made, your dentist will do a thorough checkup and assess your teeth to pick the most suitable option for you. In some cases, you may need to have teeth removed before getting your denture fit. If so, it is important to allow enough time for your gums to heal. This will vary depending on the number of teeth being removed.
In order to ensure the best fit of your dentures, your dentist will take measurements and impressions of your mouth. Together with your dentist, you will also be able to select the colour, shape and shade of the dentures to achieve the most natural look. Once the dentures have been made, one last fitting will be done to ensure the best fit and comfort.
It is important to care for your dentures as you would your natural teeth. A daily denture care routine will help to minimise odour and stains. This will keep your denture looking new and help them last longer.
If you are interested in getting dentures or are just looking for more information, please contact our clinic to book in a consultation with one of our dentists today!