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Dentures

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We Can Help With Denture Cleaner & Repair Services

Dentures are a removable prosthetic used to replace missing teeth and gum tissue. There are two primary denture types available – complete and partial ones. The complete variant is used when all your teeth are missing, whereas you can use a partial pair if you still have some natural teeth remaining.

Full Dentures

There are two commonly used subtypes of complete dentures available – conventional and immediate.

Conventional types are made after your teeth have been removed, and the gum tissue has begun to heal. They are ready to be placed in the mouth about 8-12 weeks after teeth removal.

Unlike their conventional cousins, an immediate denture is made in advance. It can be positioned immediately after your teeth are removed, hence the name. As a result, you won’t have to go without teeth while your mouth is healing. However, because bones and gums shrink over time, especially in the period after tooth removal, these dentures require more adjustments to fit properly. For this reason, you should only use immediate dentures as a temporary solution until you have a conventional set made.

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Partial Dentures

A partial denture or bridge consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-coloured plastic base. This can sometimes be connected by a metal framework, which holds the denture in place in your mouth. Not only does it fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, but it also prevents other teeth from changing position.

A fixed bridge is, as the name suggests, permanently attached inside the mouth. Your dentist will attach crowns to the teeth to either side of the gap, where the artificial tooth or teeth are placed. This ‘bridge’ is then cemented into place.

Unlike fixed bridges, precision partial dentures are removable. They attach to the adjacent crowns using internal attachments, which creates a more natural appearance.

Dental Care Advice

Our team strongly believes and recommends that you practice proper, regular denture care and maintenance. This will significantly help you prolong their lifespan and improve your oral health, comfort, and well-being.

The experienced dental professionals at Hamilton Family Dental recommend that you:

  • Always ensure that your denture repairs are performed by a professional
  • Continue to go for regular denture checkups at least once every 2-3 years
  • Always follow your dental professional’s advice
  • Look after your dentures daily to keep them looking and functioning their best
  • Never use abrasives or caustic liquids for denture cleaning

Our professional, high-quality denture services will make ongoing denture care easy. If it’s time for your next dental checkup, or you’re considering getting dentures, get in touch with us. We’ll get you a beautiful, healthy smile and excellent fit every time.

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Frequently Asked Question

What is a denture?

If, for whatever reason, you are unlucky enough to have lost all or some of your teeth, you will need dentures to replace them; you may have a full denture (replacing all the teeth), or a partial denture (replacing some of your teeth). You usually only remove your dentures for cleaning.

Dentures are not to be confused with a crown or bridge. Full dentures and partial dentures are plates the wearer can remove and replace as they choose. A bridge or a crown cannot be removed – it is cemented in place.

How long do I have to wait without teeth?

There are some removable dentures that are made to be inserted immediately after the removal of teeth (or a tooth); they are called ‘immediate dentures’, and replace a single tooth or many teeth. Your dentist will perform all the steps necessary for immediate dentures; and these are what you want.

If you have chosen to be fitted with a conventional denture, you may have to wait for 6 to 8 weeks until your mouth has fully healed. Every 6 months you should have a partial denture and a natural teeth check-up. For a full denture, have a check-up every 1 – 2 years, unless you start having gum problems and then visit your dentist immediately

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