Dentures are devices used to fill in the gaps created by missing teeth. Missing teeth are common among adults and elderly people, and can be caused by various things such as decay, periodontal disease, inadequate oral hygiene, or accidents caused by sport or other injury.
Dentures are used to restore the function of your jaw, and your appearance. Your National Dental Care dentist will examine your jaw and any remaining teeth, and discuss restoration options with you. If dentures are decided upon, your National Dental Care restoration dentist will custom build them for you over a series of appointments.
What are dentures made of?
Dentures are comprised of a plate, metal or acrylic, designed to fit over the bone and soft tissues of your jaw. Ceramic or acrylic false teeth are attached to the plate, matching any remaining teeth to create as natural a look as possible.
Are dentures the right treatment for me?
Depending on the severity of your case, your National Dental Care dentist will either create partial dentures in the case of only a few missing teeth, or complete dentures to replace a full set of missing teeth. Dentures are removable and easy to clean. The false teeth will discolour like regular teeth, so proper dental care at home and regular check-ups will be necessary to adequately take care of your dentures.