Dentures

Dentures are prosthetic devices designed to replace missing teeth. Partial or full dentures are usually removable. But there are denture designs that rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth or dental implants (fixed prosthodontics).

Teeth can be lost for many reasons such as old age, infections, gum disease, bad health, or accident trauma – but they don’t need to be gone forever.

Partial or full dentures?

Partial dentures comprise replacement teeth attached to a plastic base. It may include a metal framework to hold the denture in place.

  • To ensure optimum comfort, we offer different options for replacements including:
  • Options with nearly invisible plastic
  • Metal frameworks

Implant-fitted dentures are ideal but come with higher costs compared to removable dentures.

A full denture is a complete replacement of the upper and/or lower teeth. This requires the removal of all remaining teeth and a waiting period of 2-3 months. This allows the surrounding gum tissue to heal before the denture is placed.

Denture care and maintenance

Dentures need regular cleaning so that they last as long as possible and avoid contamination in the mouth. In addition, a regular cleaning routine removes plaque and minimises odour.

  • Brush dentures using a soft-bristle brush with water
  • Scrub all the surfaces to remove debris and food particles
  • Ensure you do not scrub too hard or bend any fittings on the denture
  • After scrubbing, leave the denture to dry as this helps avoid bacterial growth.

If you notice stubborn stains or discolouration, you should take the denture to a dentist for professional cleaning.

Adjustments

If you notice that the denture is not fitting as it originally did. You can bring it in at your regular 6-month visit for minor adjustments by the dentist.

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