Dentures are commonly known as “false teeth”.
What is a denture?
If you have lost your natural teeth due to damage, decay or injury, dentures are one of the methods of replacement of your missing teeth and restoring your smile. Dentures can be taken out and put back in the mouth, and they are available as either full or partial dentures, depending on how many teeth need to be restored.
Why replace missing teeth with dentures?
- 9Missing teeth can cause the facial muscles to droop, causing a person to look older than they actually are. Dentures can provide support, which may help you to appear more youthful.
- 9Today’s dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever, enabling you to enjoy chewing your food and speak with ease.
What material is a denture made of?
These artificial teeth are generally made of
- 9acrylic or
- 9metal framework onto which the pink (gums) and white (teeth) acrylic is added Both are designed to match your natural teeth and missing gums.
Type of dentures
It is a precision-machined male and female housing that connects a removable partial denture to fixed bridgework. The female part of the attachment is soldered to fixed crowns or bridgework and the male part is attached to the partial denture. The male is machined by the manufacturer to fit the female with an exact degree of accuracy. All of the precision attachments in a partial denture are positioned so that they are exactly parallel to each other. The aim of the precision attachment is to give the patient maximum comfort and ease while wearing, inserting or removing. Many people struggle to keep their dentures secure, particularly in the lower jaw and adhesives are often used to help with this problem. However, dentures can be retained with implants and precision attachments built into them, that fit more securely and reduces or even eliminates unnecessary movement during chewing and talking, which allows you to chew food more thoroughly without the embarrassment of slipping dentures.
* All Dentures used in Robina Family Dental Surgery are made in Australia.