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Dentures at Melton

Dentures replace missing teeth and are a popular and affordable option for many patients. Some patients use dentures as a temporary solution while they prepare for dental implants while others prefer dentures for their low cost. Our teams at Melton Dental provide a variety of denture options and will help you decide if these are a solution for you.

What are Dentures?

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Dentures are a type of prosthetic device that can replace some or all of your teeth. They may be made of porcelain, resin or acrylic with a framework that supports the dentures and allows them to stay in place. Traditional dentures are secured with your natural saliva or bonding cream, while permanent dentures are supported on dental implants for a longer-term solution.

 

Dentures replace missing teeth and are a popular and affordable option for many patients. Some patients use dentures as a temporary solution while they prepare for dental implants while others prefer dentures for their low cost. Our teams at Melton Dental provide a variety of denture options and will help you decide if these are a solution for you.
 

What are Dentures?

 
Dentures are a type of prosthetic device that can replace some or all of your teeth. They may be made of porcelain, resin or acrylic with a framework that supports the dentures and allows them to stay in place. Traditional dentures are secured with your natural saliva or bonding cream, while permanent dentures are supported on dental implants for a longer-term solution.

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Types of Dentures Available and Melton

 

While there are a variety of materials that dentures may be made of, acrylic resin is one of the most common. Some dentures may also include a mechanical retention housing apparatus made of metal, which snaps onto an implant for improved function and stability. And along with a variety of materials, there are also different types of dentures that we offer at Melton Dental:

Partial Dentures

This type of prosthesis is used to replace teeth while there are natural teeth remaining. Partial dentures are mainly used to fill in the spaces of missing teeth and prevent remaining teeth from shifting out of place. While they are removable, some patients prefer partial dentures that are secured to dental implants for a more permanent solution.

Complete Dentures

These are the conventional prosthesis used when all teeth are missing. They are removable so you can take them out for cleaning and give your mouth a rest. This type of denture may be bonded with either your natural saliva or a denture bonding cream, and because complete dentures may be uncomfortable, some patients prefer to use a full denture device that is secured to dental implants.

Immediate Dentures

This popular option is used immediately after teeth are extracted. They are ideal for patients who are waiting for their gums to heal and so are not ready for their final prosthesis. If you need most or all of your teeth removed, talk to your dentist to see if you are a candidate for immediate dentures.
Each patient is unique and we strive to find customised solutions that work for you. When you come to Melton Dental House, your dentist will do a complete evaluation of your oral health and then discuss all options with you.

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Pros and Cons of Dentures

Many patients use dentures because they are a cost-effective solution to replace missing teeth.

The following is a summary of the benefits of dentures:

Cheaper than other dental prostheses
Inexpensive to repair
Replace both the teeth and gums with a natural-looking prosthesis
Can bulk up facial features for patients with jawbone loss or resorbed bone
Dentures on dental implants may cost more, but are convenient as you retain more bite force

There are some drawbacks to using dentures to replace teeth, such as:

You lose 70% to 80% of your chewing capacity, so you must avoid hard foods
They can break or crack if dropped
Some patients feel they are uncomfortable and bulky
May trap food, causing problems and pain
Some patients experience a loss of taste
According to patients, dentures for the lower jaw are the most uncomfortable solution to replace lower teeth without implants
While dentures have both pros and cons, some issues can be resolved with dental implants. Implants are placed into the jaw to allow your bone tissue to heal around them and make them strong. The dentures are then secured onto the implants to replace your teeth.

Pros and Cons of Dentures

Many patients use dentures because they are a cost-effective solution to replace missing teeth.

The following is a summary of the benefits of dentures:

Cheaper than other dental prostheses
Inexpensive to repair
Replace both the teeth and gums with a natural-looking prosthesis
Can bulk up facial features for patients with jawbone loss or resorbed bone
Dentures on dental implants may cost more, but are convenient as you retain more bite force

There are some drawbacks to using dentures to replace teeth, such as:

You lose 70% to 80% of your chewing capacity, so you must avoid hard foods
They can break or crack if dropped
Some patients feel they are uncomfortable and bulky
May trap food, causing problems and pain
Some patients experience a loss of taste
According to patients, dentures for the lower jaw are the most uncomfortable solution to replace lower teeth without implants
While dentures have both pros and cons, some issues can be resolved with dental implants. Implants are placed into the jaw to allow your bone tissue to heal around them and make them strong. The dentures are then secured onto the implants to replace your teeth.

How Dentures are Secured

 

Many patients are concerned about how dentures will stay in place while they socialise or work. They can be secured using your saliva, which creates a natural suction for the dentures to stay in place on your gums. Some patients may prefer or need to use a fixative, or denture bonding cream for a more secure fit. Most dentures will come loose while eating and cause problems from rubbing on the gums. If this is a concern, talk to us about securing your dentures on either dental implants or mini implants. While your bite force may drop to around 30% of what it was with your natural teeth, they will stay in place so you can dine in public and socialise with ease.

How Dentures are Secured in Melton–Melton Dental House

How Dentures are Secured

 

How Dentures are Secured in Melton–Melton Dental House
Many patients are concerned about how dentures will stay in place while they socialise or work. They can be secured using your saliva, which creates a natural suction for the dentures to stay in place on your gums. Some patients may prefer or need to use a fixative, or denture bonding cream for a more secure fit. Most dentures will come loose while eating and cause problems from rubbing on the gums. If this is a concern, talk to us about securing your dentures on either dental implants or mini implants. While your bite force may drop to around 30% of what it was with your natural teeth, they will stay in place so you can dine in public and socialise with ease.

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Caring for Your Dentures

 
When you get dentures from Melton Dental, we will provide customised instructions for your prosthesis. All dentures require different cleaning protocols and will depend on which type of denture you have as well as the material it is made from.

The most common way to clean them is to remove them at night so you can thoroughly brush them and then soak them in cold water overnight. If you prefer, talk to your dentist about the best cleaning tablet for a more thorough cleaning. Nightly removal also helps your gums rejuvenate and lubricate with exposure to your natural saliva, keeping them healthy and ready for the next day.

Regular dental visits should remain part of your oral health care regimen so we can monitor your bite and gum health. It is perfectly normal for gums to shrink and change shape, and we can help keep your dentures comfortable with some modifications. And if you do see stains collecting, our dental hygienists can give them a professional cleaning to keep them in top shape so you can smile with confidence.

Caring for Your Dentures

 

Caring for Your Dentures near Melton - Melton Dental House
When you get dentures from Melton Dental, we will provide customised instructions for your prosthesis. All dentures require different cleaning protocols and will depend on which type of denture you have as well as the material it is made from.

The most common way to clean them is to remove them at night so you can thoroughly brush them and then soak them in cold water overnight. If you prefer, talk to your dentist about the best cleaning tablet for a more thorough cleaning. Nightly removal also helps your gums rejuvenate and lubricate with exposure to your natural saliva, keeping them healthy and ready for the next day.

Regular dental visits should remain part of your oral health care regimen so we can monitor your bite and gum health. It is perfectly normal for gums to shrink and change shape, and we can help keep your dentures comfortable with some modifications. And if you do see stains collecting, our dental hygienists can give them a professional cleaning to keep them in top shape so you can smile with confidence.

Risk Factors for Dentures

 

Dentures do have risk factors, as any treatment does. The most common issue is they often move around the mouth creating soreness and sometimes gum issues like ulcers, making them the last resort for most patients to replace their natural teeth. Next, a loss of taste occurs for most patients due to the material masking the soft tissue. And of course, food may get stuck between the dentures and your gums, irritating them and causing abrasions. Regular maintenance and visits with us can help mitigate risks and issues with dentures.

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Disclaimer: The material posted is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Results vary with each patient. Any dental procedure carries risks and benefits. If you have any specific questions about any dental and/or medical matter, you should consult your dentist, physician or other professional healthcare providers.

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