Dentures are essentially removable false teeth worn to reinstate your smile after tooth loss. They are specifically chosen to fit in your mouth and they are one of the most cost effective options for multiple tooth replacement.
Why replace missing teeth?
Our teeth play an extremely important role in our lives. Missing teeth and gaps in your mouth can distract from an otherwise beautiful smile. Over time strain is placed on remaining teeth and can cause the teeth next to the gap to begin to shift out of position. Missing teeth can also cause facial muscles to sag and make you look much older than you actually are. You don’t have to live with this sallow look, as there are a number of solutions designed to maintain the structure of your mouth, such as your jawbone which is required to support your teeth and ensure an aesthetically pleasing facial profile.
Dentures are made out of prosthetic teeth and gum. Here at Millennium Dental Mosman in Mosman we will make an effort to ensure that your dentures look and feel as natural as possible. This is important as your smile is on show every day, and it is one of the most important factors that contribute to an appealing appearance.
What are the benefits of Dentures?
Dentures can help restore and enhance the appearance of your smile whilst improving chewing and speaking ability. They also provide support for facial muscles and stimulate the jawbone (although not as effectively as dental implants). Full or partial dentures will allow you to regain your smile as dentures look and feel like natural teeth, although they generally are removable and will need to be removed daily to be cleaned.
What’s the difference between complete/full and partial dentures?
Dentures can be either full or partial. Complete or full dentures cover your entire upper or lower jaw while partial dentures replace one or a couple of teeth that have been lost. Dentures can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that little change in your everyday appearance will be noticeable.
Comfort for patients
Today through the continual advancements in dental technology, dentures are now better than ever before. While all dentures do take some getting used to, today’s dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever.
During your visit, we take time to ensure your dentures are a perfect fit. This is the case as we realise you will be wearing them for most of the day and it is imperative that they do not irritate your gums or cause problems eating.
If you have any concerns regarding dentures, or if you want your dentist at Millennium Dental Mosman to guide you through your other options (such as bridges and dental implants) please don’t hesitate to contact us.