When you think about dentures you may assume that they are only needed later in life but this is not always the case. Our Surrey dentists talks about the different types of dentures and signs that you may need to speak with your primary dental provider about dentures.
What are dentures?
We can create custom-made artificial teeth and gums that fit your mouth perfectly. Dentures that are custom-fit are designed to perfectly match your natural teeth. These dental implants are specifically created to replace any missing or extracted natural teeth.
How will I know if I need dentures?
Our dentists frequently recommend dentures to patients of various ages, more often than you might expect. Maybe you used to consider them appropriate only for specific patient groups or older individuals. Based on a variety of factors unique to your situation, you and your dentist may decide on this tooth replacement.
Regular dental checkups and practicing good oral hygiene can help prevent the need for dentures. However, if you've had dental issues in the past and have encountered dental problems before, dentures might be something you'll need to consider.
What are the two types of dentures?
To maintain your oral health, it's essential to replace missing teeth. If you are missing one or more teeth, ask your dentist whether full or partial dentures are right for you.
Typically constructed from a combination of metal and acrylic, partial dentures can be used to replace one or a few missing teeth.
Full dentures are a suitable option for replacing all of the teeth in either your upper or lower jaw if they are missing. You can combine these with implants to ensure a more secure fit for your teeth, depending on your specific needs.
How should I care for my dentures?
Dentures, just like natural teeth, can accumulate tartar and plaque over time. Stains, bad breath, and gum issues can be caused by this. Make sure to clean your dentures every day to stop plaque from spreading to your natural teeth and gums.