Dentures are merely replacements for missing teeth. Most people will call them ‘false teeth’, and they are usually associated with elderly people who have either lost their teeth or had them removed. However, it is important to realise that there are also young people who may need dentures for a few reasons. Gum disease, traumas such as car accidents and extreme sports injuries are just some of the possible reason why a young person may need to have dentures created.
Dentures are still common and can be a solution to lost or missing or damaged teeth. With technological advancements, they are custom made by a skilled dental technician working alongside your dentist, generally over 4 to 5 visits. The nice thing about these replacements is that they are custom made to fit every individual which makes them replicate natural teeth well. They are customised to give you the exact appearance you want.
How do they work?
Firstly, there are different types of dentures designed for different needs. Second, like natural teeth and other replacements, oral care must still be maintained. Your dentist will assess you and determine which type of dentures you need. A Flesh-coloured acrylic base fits over your gums, and the bottom is designed to give space for your tongue. Once you have the right dentures for your needs, you should be able to lead a normal life.
Oral care tips for dentures
- Never use hot water to store dentures.
- Do not let your dentures dry out.
- Clean them every day to remove food and plaque.
- Brush your gums, tongue and palate every morning with a soft brush.
- Visit your dentist if your dentures get damaged.
Denture problems, such as clicking, slipping, constant gum irritation and odour, are signs that your dentures may not be fitting correctly and need to be adjusted, relined or remade. We can help you with this.