Custom made removable teeth which are designed to replace your missing teeth.
Do I need a new denture?
If your teeth are loose; your present denture is a poor fit or you have worn your denture for more than five years then it is time to check if a new denture is required. If this is done regularly this will maintain your jaw shape better and help you to wear a denture with less problems.
Careful planning and in collaboration with you we can design your teeth to look like your natural smile and fit like a glove.
It is advisable to have your dentures check every year and for you to consider replacement every five years. This makes it easier to cope with changes which are hopefully small changes.
Yes we have access to a huge selection of teeth and colours to meet your requirements.
For people who want complete control over the cleaning or have mobility issues or have lost a lot of the jaw bone, this may be a better option. It needs less professional intervention to maintain it.
If the bite or height of your dentures is not correct then this can cause jaw pain. However, there may be other reasons for this.
The palate on an upper denture increases the surface area of your denture which also helps with the suction and retention of the denture. Removing it might make the denture loose. If you have implants to hold your denture in place then you no longer need a palate.
You have saliva glands on the roof of your mouth which help with tasting food. If you have a palate on your denture then this will block them.
You can use denture fixative creams as a temporary measure but these will not resolve the actual issue which is that the denture does not fit. Ill-fitting dentures can accelerate the wear on your jaws resulting in more problems further down the road.
There are many techniques such as the BPS or the suction denture technique which can usually resolve this. In some cases you may find that you can improve the fit but cannot make it perfect. This is very much dependent on how much jaw bone you have left and whether the skin is thick enough to cushion the denture.
Your denture may not support the jaw in the right places making your face appear sunk in and you look older.
It’s still advisable to visit your dentist at least once a year to ensure that the dentures fit properly and that there are no lesions in your mouth that would later become sinister.
Please get in touch, we're here to help you get peace of mind.
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