You may have lost some or all of your teeth; an option for replacing lost teeth would be a denture. A denture is the oldest and conventional way of replacing missing teeth.
Dentures are removable devices that are not fixed to the mouth.
Being the oldest method of replacing teeth, technology in dentistry in the present day has allowed for the option of having rigid acrylic dentures, metal dentures, and dentures with clasps that attach to existing teeth for extra stability and there are also flexible dentures.
Your Dentist at Falkirk Dental Care can recommend acrylic dentures to fill gaps or replace all the missing teeth from the upper jaw, lower jaw or both. Often referred to as tissue borne, these pink plastic dentures are supported mainly by the gums. While the plastic components can surround the existing teeth in the mouth, they do not gain any substantial levels of stability from them.
Some acrylic partial fittings feature metal clips or clasps, but rather than adding greater support, these fixtures simply help to retain the dentures in the correct position.
Metal is used in dentures to increase their strength and durability but rest assured, the metal part of the denture will not be visible or in the case of a partial denture, the clasp to hold the denture in place may be slightly visible.
Members of the public with missing teeth as a result of general ageing, infection, trauma or tooth wear may find their ideal solution in metal dentures, which remain in place without the use of denture adhesive gel.
Patients looking for a comfortable alternative to traditional dentures could be interested in Flexible Dentures, available from Falkirk Dental Care. Using advanced technology to fit around the shape of teeth and gums upon insertion, the flexible denture can be used when there is not enough bone for fitting dental implants to replace missing teeth.
The flexible denture works by flexing into position, not needing the use of metal clasping mechanisms to hold the dentures in place. Individuals with irregularities in the shape of their mouth could benefit greatly from the treatment and experience a growth to their self-confidence as a result.
If you’ve lost your teeth through an accident, gum disease or to decay, you don’t have to live with the missing teeth for the rest of your life. How your teeth look can have a huge effect on your day-to-day life and there are treatments available that can help boost your confidence and achieve a hollywood smile.
Valplast dentures are made from acrylic (pink plastic) or metal materials. Valplast dentures are made from an incredibly strong nylon resin. Acrylic and metal dentures are generally a heavier option, which can in extreme cases cause jaw ache and making the whole experience much less worthwhile and enjoyable.
You can have full complete dentures if you are missing all of your teeth or a partial denture if only some of your teeth are missing. It does not matter where the gaps would be in your mouth, the denture can be acrylic, acrylic with a metal plate to give your denture increased strength.
If you have false teeth and you are feeling that they are uncomfortable when eating or speaking, we can fix your existing denture by way of Dental Implants.
Over Dentures are dentures that are supported by and attached to dental implants or roots.
If you have a slack denture, what we can do for you is place some dental implants that the denture can clip on to. This makes an enormous difference when chewing and talking, and generally makes you feel great about yourself.It doesn't matter if you wish to have your bottom or top denture attached this way, it will cost you a bit more than a conventional denture but it is still worth it!If you wish to have an implant supported Over Denture, your dentist will need to ensure there is enough bone left to install dental implants, which are most commonly provided in areas where traditional fixtures are less stable.If you wish to have a root supported Over Denture, we need to check to make sure that you have the necessary number of roots of good quality and have tooth roots that are free of infection and that they have had good root canal treatment.
Patients who may be worried about what to do if their dentures are broken or damaged, it’s fine, we can fix it for you. All you have to do is call the practice and arrange an appointment. We can also provide an express service so all you have to do is bring it and we fix it!
Denture damage is most commonly caused by dropping them when they are being inserted or removed and living without a denture may prove difficult for people who have become accustomed to the aesthetics that dentures provide.
In addition, excessive pressure on dentures caused by everyday wear and tear cold result in them becoming increasingly prone to breakages. Moreover, people who grind their teeth could put their dentures under excessive strain that could ultimately result in denture fracture.