What are dentures?
Dentures, also known as false teeth, are used to fill in the gaps created by missing teeth. Missing teeth are more common among adults and elderly people, and can be caused by various things such as decay, periodontal disease, poor oral hygiene, or accidents caused by sport or other injuries.
Dentures are used to restore the function of your jaw and improve your appearance. At National Dental Care, your dentist will examine your jaw and any remaining teeth, as well as discuss restoration options with you. If you decide dentures are right for you, your dentist will custom build them for you over a series of appointments.
What are dentures made of?
Dentures are metal, acrylic, or made from a plate 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 a natural look.
Are dentures the right treatment for me?
Depending on the severity of your case, your dentist will either create partial dentures for 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 are necessary to take care of them.