Dentures are designed to be a removable replacement for missing teeth, whether it be one tooth or multiple. Unlike dental implants that are designed to be a more permanent solution, dentures require night-time removal. As the name suggests, a complete or full set is designed to replace a full set of missing teeth and partial dentures are designed to replace one or more missing teeth, whilst using the remaining healthy teeth to help hold them in place.
Investing in quality dentures in Brisbane can offer an array of benefits that extend far from simply improving one’s oral health. Among the most significant benefits include:
Reduce your chances of experiencing sagging facial muscles.
Normal and/or improved eating and speech: For those who’ve experienced tooth loss, issues associated with speech and eating are quite common.
Boosted self confidence
Improved oral health
We offer a comprehensive range of denture options at Skye Dental. For professional insight into what will work best for you, you can speak to one of our dental consultants who will be able to point you in the right direction.
Here are some of the different types of dentures that accommodate a variety of tooth loss conditions:
This option is used to replace all the teeth on either the lower or upper jaw, and is placed in the roof of the mouth. They are also able to achieve stability and retentive strength due to maximum load spread across a larger surface area. Stability depends on the underlying tissues and health of the bone. Upper denture retention is achieved by suction.
This type is placed immediately after the patient’s teeth are extracted. They are constructed prior to the removal of the tooth to serve as temporary solution – while the patient waits for the standard dentures to be made at a lab. As they are fitted over the sockets after extraction, they also protect the exposed sockets during the healing period.
This type provides optimum retention as a permanent form of teeth replacement. Dental implants are small titanium posts that are strategically inserted into the patient’s jawbone to serve as anchors for added support. Although the more costlier option, the biggest benefit of implant-retained dentures is that they feel and look like natural teeth. Anchored to the implant – that is fused to the jawbone through a process known as osseointegration – they are permanently fixed and prevent shifting or sliding from position.
If you have only a few missing teeth, this may be an ideal option.They fill in the spaces left by lost or missing teeth and are attached to your natural teeth sometimes with metal clasps or devices called precision attachments. The denture connects the replacement tooth or teeth to a bridge-like metal or acrylic framework. They are less expensive, compared to their fixed counterpart, however not as stable.
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