The golden years do not need to be spent without your pearly whites. At Your Gold Coast Dentist, tooth replacement options such as dentures are available.
Made with durable and quality materials, dentures effectively replace your pearly whites. So, you can smile more confidently every day!
If you’re considering tooth replacement options, read on to learn more about dentures!
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are a set of replacement teeth and adjacent soft tissue, attached to a plastic called acrylic, or to metal called cobalt. They are removable dental appliances that can function like natural teeth, but do so with lesser strength.
For those with few to no natural teeth left, we recommend an acrylic denture.
However if you still have a few natural teeth left, we recommend a metal denture. In a metal denture, clasps or metal wires are placed to clip around your natural teeth and stop your denture from rotating. Cobalt dentures are known for their qualities that create the perfect balance among deformation, stiffness, and elasticity, allowing them to last for a long time.
Types Of Dentures
There are three types of dentures:
Complete dentures are recommended for those with few to no natural teeth left. The upper and lower arches are replaced with dentures.
When there are only a few missing teeth, a partial denture may be recommended. Metal clasps are used to connect the denture to the teeth.
Dentures can also be fixed into your mouth. Dental implants are used in this case. The implants serve as the anchor to which the dentures are connected.
Benefits Of Dentures
Although their strength is lesser compared to natural teeth, dentures still have noteworthy benefits such as:
- Return natural face structure
- Better bite and chewing capacity
- Improved speech
- Keep face from sagging
- Can be removed for better cleaning
What to do in case of broken dentures
Dentures are not permanent. Over time they can deteriorate and break. In case of breakage, do not attempt to fix them yourself. Do not be tempted by drugstore denture repair kits. Fixing dentures requires the skills of a dentist, and trying to fix them yourself may even cause irreparable damage.
For broken dentures, Your Gold Coast Dentist has a same-day emergency appointment.
Beautiful Smiles At Your Gold Coast Dentist
Enjoy every moment of life with beautiful dentures at Your Gold Coast Dentist. Talk to us today to explore your tooth replacement options.
Call (07) 5594 6699 or visit us at Gold Coast Parkwood Piazza, Shop 10/300 Olsen Avenue in Parkwood on the Gold Coast.
Evening and Saturday appointments available!