Dentures offer a natural-looking solution to restore your smile if you have lost teeth through damage, decay or injury. There’s no need to put up with a smile that makes you feel anything less than your best.
Instead, the team at Centre Court Dental in Bankstown can help you create the smile you want with a simple, natural-looking solution.
What are dentures?
Dentures are comfortable, removable false teeth that are worn to replace missing teeth. They can be made either as a full or partial set, so they can be tailored to suit the number of teeth someone needs replaced. Dentures are designed as artificial teeth set on a base which is called a plate. The teeth themselves are made of acrylic, while the base plate is made either of acrylic resin or metal.
Types of dentures
There are essentially two types of dentures. Your dentist can talk with you about which types are suitable for you.
Immediate dentures are exactly that – they can be manufactured and inserted on the day you need them. They can be worn immediately, even if you are healing from a tooth (or teeth) extraction.
Conventional dentures take between two or three weeks to produce. Rather than being inserted immediately after an extraction, they are typically fitted after the gums have healed.
Why consider dentures?
Missing teeth can have an impact on everyday life in many ways, including simple things such as eating and talking. What’s more, having missing teeth can actually cause facial muscles to droop in a way that can affect face shape. (Sometimes this can contribute to making someone look older than they actually are.)
Dentures can help by replacing existing gaps, making it easier to enjoy food and speak comfortably while also contributing to a more youthful appearance. While in the past dentures may have been considered uncomfortable, modern adaptations mean that today’s dentures are more comfortable – and more natural looking – than ever before.
How do I know if dentures will work for me?
The first step in the process is to consult with an experienced dentist for expert advice on your oral health. Your dentist will consider the state of your gums and teeth and will discuss with you whether dentures may be able to help.
Dentures can be a sensible option for people who:
• Have significant gum disease or tooth decay
• Have dental abnormalities (such as ectodermal dysplasia)
• Are missing most or all of their teeth (either through decay or injury).
If you still have some teeth remaining, a partial denture can be used to provide a tailored solution.
Getting started with dentures
If your dentist is recommending dentures, there are several preliminary steps involved to prepare your mouth. A full examination would be required to thoroughly evaluate the state of your teeth and gums. This may include a radiograph to determine whether your teeth are strong enough to support a denture. The dentist may also recommend having some teeth extracted before fitting the dentures. Once this preliminary work has been done, your dentist will take an impression of your mouth. This is an important step because it provides a mould for your dentures so that they are created as a perfect fit for you.
Why choose Centre Court Dental Bankstown?
Fitting dentures is an exact process. When it comes to any oral health care it is important to know you’re being cared for by experts with extensive experience. That’s what you can expect at Centre Court Dental.
In fact, Centre Court Dental have been helping Bankstown residents with all their dental needs for more than 25 years.
So, if you need a dentist you can trust, contact Dr. Larry Coleman and the team at Centre Court Dental on 02 9790 4998 today.