As dental techniques continue making modern advancements, dentures are now a popular option to settle the case of replacing missing teeth. We have been told by our patients that losing one or more teeth has made feel uncomfortable and self-conscious about their smile.
Modern Dentures can help you replace the missing teeth and recover your dental health. With modern technologies, you can now get your dentures fitted in a single session with your dentist.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Dentures
Conditions such as lost tooth or teeth due to damage, decay, wear and tear or periodontal disease, call for dentures. Typically they are made of cast metal, acrylic, a plastic base and porcelain for the teeth element and could take about a few weeks to prepare. While they are being made, in the meantime, the dentist will examine your teeth; build impressions of them and your jaw to make moulds. Then, these are sent to a specialist to create and once they arrive the final cast is fitted. Some minor adjustments may be included in during this time.
If we must speak about the downside, the dentures can move or make clicking noise when you chew food which may cause discomfort while eating. This however is found in the small percentage of people. The upper dentures tend to make lesser sound because of the presence of natural vacuum caused by the roof of the mouth. The dentures may require re-alignment as your gums and jaw structure change periodically with aging. People with dentures need to ensure that oral hygiene is maintained throughout to avoid normal wear and tear.
Dentures for Cosmetic Makeover
Being completely artificial teeth, dentures rarely change their structure. This means that your teeth will always appear to be in perfect shape allowing you to flash your perfect smile. Partial dentures can be replaced and adjusted as the rest of your teeth shift.
Tooth loss can also lead to premature aging. Since there is no support to the cheeks and lips, they may collapse and give you a hollow appearance. The facial muscles become sagged which make you look older for your age. Dentures can fill these hollow spaces to keep your cheek full and make you look several years younger.
Care for Your Dentures
It is great that you have your new set of dentures now, but you also need to take care of them in order to make sure that they remain clean and hygienic. You also need to make sure your mouth stays clean from contaminants before you put on your dentures. You can consult with your dental care professional to advise you on proper dentures care.