What are dentures? What are they made of? Why wear dentures? These are some of the frequent questions that we keep asking our dentist. Today, we hope to help you find out everything that you need to know about dentures. What follows are 5 facts that will give answers to almost all your denture queries.

What are Dentures and why wear them?

Dentures are artificial teeth and gum that wholly or partially replace your natural teeth. They are custom-formed to replace your missing teeth and help restore your smile. In case you have lost your natural teeth, whether from an accident, gum infection, or tooth decay, replacing the missing teeth with dentures dental will not only benefit your appearance, but it will also boost your oral health and help you chew food. Dentures can either be complete or partial. The former is used when all teeth are missing while the latter is used when some natural teeth are still intact. It is worth pointing out that denture will make you speak better, eat comfortably, look younger, and be more confident; things you could not have without teeth.

What are Dentures Made of?

A few years ago, dentures were made out of a special kind of plastic or porcelain. Today, dentures dental are made of a more natural looking hard resin (acrylic), which is reinforced with cobalt chromium while rubber and synthetic fibres are added to give them a tissue-like shade

Can Dentures Stain, and Should I Clean Them Daily?

Just like your natural teeth, dentures need to be clean regularly to keep them from staining, remove food particles, and plague. While cleaning dentures, do not use ordinary toothpaste but instead, use a soft-bristle toothbrush and a non-abrasive cleaner to clean all the dentures surfaces gently. Remember, if you don’t clean your dentures as directed by your dentist, accumulation of bacterial and plague will build-up and harm your gum and existing teeth

Will Denture Improve My Facial Profile?

Missing teeth makes the facial muscle to sag, which in turn makes you look older. Dentures dental are custom made to natural resemble and replace the missing teeth; therefore, they will fill out the profile and appearance of your face. Dentures may even give you a whole new beautiful smile. What’s more, today’s dentures have a natural appeal and more comfortable than ever.

Dentures are Durable but Do not Last Forever!

The materials used to make dentures are not as hard as the enamel of natural teeth. They are fragile and crack, chip, or break if uncared for. The material also wears slightly faster than natural teeth and should be replaced after every 5 to 6 years.

Types of Dentures

  • Removable partial dentures
  • Complete/full dentures
  • Conventional dentures
  • Immediate dentures
  • Overdue dentures

To have a better understanding of the different types of dentures and which the best is for you to visit Bright Smiles Dentistry on the Sunshine Coast. If you are not sure whether or not dentures dental are the best alternative for you, be sure to schedule an appointment with our dentist to discuss the right pat for you. Bright Smiles Dentistry on the Sunshine Coast provides a wide array of dental services including Denture design and maintenance.