Tooth loss can be caused by tooth decay, gum disease, or facial injury.
What are Dentures?
A missing tooth can make it difficult to eat and increase the risk of gum disease. Facial muscles might sag over time, and it can also harm the jaw’s bone health and jeopardize the health of other teeth. Dentures may be required depending on the number of teeth lost.
Dentures, commonly known as false teeth, are dental prostheses that replace one, several, or all of a person’s missing teeth. A denture is a removable synthetic replacement tooth that fits snugly over the gums and looks and functions like a natural tooth. Typically, acrylic, nylon, or metal are used as materials.
In addition to replacing missing teeth, dentures provide the following benefits:
Ellen Stirling Dental
for Your Dentures in Ellenbrook
Having missing teeth makes you feel self-conscious and can affect your confidence.
We understand that missing teeth can have a significant impact on your day-to-day life, which is why we offer dentures in Ellenbrook to help restore the appearance of your smile. Our team is dedicated to providing excellent dental care, so you leave with a beautiful smile and renewed confidence.
You don’t need to be embarrassed about your smile anymore! With Ellen Stirling Dental, it doesn’t matter if you want partial or full dentures, fixed or removable dentures – we can provide them both in one convenient location. Depending on your requirements, we can even prepare them fully custom-made for you before you have your tooth (or teeth) removed – meaning that you never need to leave the dental clinic missing a tooth.
Call us today at (08) 6192 1036 for an appointment and regain the confidence that comes with having a great smile.
FAQ'S About Dentures
Dentures include a variety of false teeth options:
Removable Partial Dentures: Partial dentures replace just some teeth, not all of them. Removable partial dentures come in two varieties: one type is cast partial dentures, which are made of tissue-coloured acrylic (gums), artificial teeth, and a metal framework that holds everything together, and the other is acrylic partial dentures, which are made of acrylic resin plastics and look and function like natural teeth. Also known as flippers, acrylic partial dentures are temporary partial dentures since the denture material is not as durable as regular partial dentures.
Removable Full Dentures: Full dentures, also called complete dentures, are removable tooth replacements that replace the entire set of teeth. They’re fully custom-made to match the natural form and appearance of teeth.
Implant-retained Dentures: Implant-retained dentures, or overdentures, are attached to dental implants and can support more than one tooth and, in some cases, an entire set of teeth. Although they increase stability and improve chewing function better than traditional dentures, implant-retained dentures must be removed every night for cleaning and tissue rest.
Dentures do not prevent the development of additional dental issues. It’s critical to keep your dentures clean if you want to keep your gums healthy. Bacteria will attack your gums regardless of whether you have artificial teeth or not. Your gums may become inflamed and uncomfortable as a result. Dentures, like natural teeth, require daily cleaning to maintain a healthy mouth and avoid infection.
Ill-fitting dentures might cause the following:
- Alterations in the jaw joint that can also lead to headaches, swelling in the face or neck, and joint pain
- Eating difficulties
- Inflammation of the gums, soft tissues, and mouth
Long-term dentures can also deteriorate the jaw bone and cause bone loss.
You can use denture adhesive to hold your dentures in place temporarily if they don’t fit properly. However, we recommend an appointment with your dentist if you discover that your dentures aren’t fitting correctly. Adhesives will not be able to correct ill-fitting dentures.
The cost of dentures is determined by the type of false teeth, the number of teeth to be replaced, and the materials used. A standard complete upper and lower denture can cost up to $3,500. It can cost up to $2,000 for either an upper or lower denture.
Based on the type of dentures you have, your dentist will advise you on the best denture care and denture cleaning methods. Removing partial dentures, for example, can make brushing your teeth more convenient at night. Brush your dentures gently with a soft denture brush to remove plaque. It would help if you held your removable dentures over the sink with a soft washcloth while being brushed. Should they fall, the washcloth will act as a cushion.
Use cleaning products designed specifically for dentures to keep them clean. Depending on the materials used to make false teeth, different solutions are required, so make sure to follow your dentist’s instructions.
You can prevent your dentures from drying out by soaking them overnight in a commercial denture-cleansing liquid, but make sure you rinse them thoroughly before putting them back in place.
Handle your false teeth with proper care if you want them to last longer. While cleaning them, don’t bend them and try not to damage any of the clips.
Additionally, your dentist may recommend that you avoid specific foods and beverages. Drinking beverages that are too hot may deform dentures. It’s best to stay away from hard food like candies and chewy food like gum.
You may notice an increase in saliva after having dentures fitted, especially if you have immediate or temporary dentures. It is natural and will go away as your mouth adjusts to the new item. Some people also experience nausea for a short period of time.
You may find it challenging to eat at first as you adjust to your new dentures. To avoid additional discomfort, only eat soft foods during the first few days after your denture fitting.
You may also find it difficult to talk as clearly as you did before having dentures. As you become more comfortable with them, it becomes easier. To train your facial muscles and avoid any undesirable speech disorders, practice speaking out loud. You can also use singing to practice saying words.
While you’re getting used to your dentures, they may cause irritation or sores in your mouth. It is normal and usually goes away as you adjust. To help alleviate these symptoms, gargle with salt water and practice good oral hygiene.
You may also feel a lot of air pressure against your removable appliance when you cough or sneeze. It may dislodge your false teeth. When sneezing, yawning, or coughing, cover your mouth with your hand to avoid this from happening.