Dentures are used to replace lost or missing teeth and are generally made from acrylic in a colour to match your natural teeth. Not only do full dentures replace natural teeth but they also provide the necessary support for lips and the cheeks. If you weren’t to have this support, the facial muscles can begin to sag which can result in a person appearing older while reducing their ability to speak or eat.
There are two types of dentures to choose from, the first is a full denture which completely replaces all of the natural teeth within either the upper or lower jaw. The second type of denture is a partial denture. A partial denture is used to fill in any spaces which have been created by missing teeth. Partial dentures are attached to natural teeth through metal clasps called precision attachments.
Dentures can also be either Conventional or Immediate. Conventional Dentures are inserted after the tissue around removed teeth has healed while Immediate Dentures are immediately inserted after teeth have been removed. A benefit of Immediate Dentures is that the wearer does not need to be without teeth during the healing period.
Even with full dentures, oral health should still be followed. Regular dental check-ups as well as having your teeth professional cleaned will maintain healthy gums and teeth. Our Private Dentist in Liverpool recommends that generally you should visit us every 6 months. You should also ensure that you take good care of your mouth through brushing your gums, tongue and palate (the roof of your mouth) both in the morning and at night. Regular brushing helps to prevent tooth decay and gum disease which can lead to further tooth loss.
Dentures will need to be replaced over time and this can be caused by a change in the shape of your mouth. Loose dentures can cause not only discomfort when talking and eating but can also lead to health problems such as infections.
If you require new dentures or would like more information on dentures Liverpool please do not hesitate to contact our Private Dentist in Liverpool.