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Dentures are a common solution for those who have missing teeth or need to replace their natural teeth due to decay or injury. They provide many benefits, including improving the appearance of your smile, allowing you to chew and speak comfortably, and supporting the structure of your face.
At Westgate Dental Centre, we understand the importance of having a healthy and beautiful smile. Our team of experienced dental professionals can help you decide if dentures are the right solution for you. We offer a variety of denture options, including full and partial dentures, to fit your unique needs and lifestyle.
With our state-of-the-art technology and personalized approach to denture care, you can trust Westgate Dental Centre to provide top-quality dentures that look and feel natural. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a confident, healthy smile.
What Are Dentures
Dentures are a set of artificial teeth used to replace missing teeth. They are made from acrylics and other materials and can be removable or fixed depending on the individual’s needs. Generally, these artificial teeth are designed to look natural so they don’t draw attention to the individual wearing them.
There are several different types of dentures available, including:
Full dentures are removable dental appliances that replace all-natural teeth in the upper or lower jaw or both. They are typically made of acrylic material and are custom-fitted to your mouth for optimal comfort and function. Getting full dentures usually involves several appointments with your dentist to take precise measurements of your mouth and gums to ensure a proper fit.
Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain in the mouth. They are typically acrylic or metal and are designed to fit around the remaining teeth. They are held in place by clasps that attach to the remaining teeth.
Immediate dentures are custom-made dentures that are placed in the mouth immediately after the removal of teeth. They are usually recommended for patients who need their teeth removed due to severe decay, damage, or other oral health issues. These dentures can help to improve a patient’s appearance and ability to eat and speak right away while also aiding in the healing process.
Overdentures are used when some natural teeth remain in the mouth but are not strong enough to support a partial denture. They are made to fit over the remaining teeth and are held in place by dental implants or other attachments.
Implant-supported dentures are similar to overdentures but are held in place by dental implants instead of attachments. Implant-supported dentures are typically more stable and secure than other types of dentures.
Custom dentures are specifically designed to fit the unique contours of a patient’s mouth and jaw structure, ensuring maximum comfort and functionality. These dentures are created with high-quality materials to mimic the appearance of natural teeth and gums, providing a seamless and natural-looking smile. With custom dentures, patients can enjoy increased confidence in their appearance and improved ability to chew and speak.
The Benefits of Wearing Dentures
- Improved facial structure: Dentures can enhance facial structure by supporting the lips and cheeks. The facial muscles may sag when teeth are lacking, giving the appearance of aging. Dentures can help restore the natural shape of the face, giving a more youthful appearance.
- Improved smile: Dentures can also improve the appearance of the smile. They can replace missing teeth and fill gaps, creating a more even and attractive smile. Dentures can also be customized to match the colour and shape of a person’s natural teeth.
- Improved confidence: A better appearance can lead to improved self-esteem and confidence. A person may feel more at ease in social circumstances and be more inclined to smile and communicate if they have a more appealing smile.
Improved Oral Health
- Reduced risk of gum disease: Dentures can help reduce the risk of gum disease by replacing missing teeth. The gums may itch and become inflamed when teeth are missing. Dentures can help protect the gums by providing a barrier between the gums and the food and bacteria in the mouth.
- Reduced risk of tooth decay: Dentures can also help reduce the risk of tooth decay. When teeth are missing, the remaining teeth can shift and become misaligned, making them harder to clean. This can lead to a buildup of plaque and bacteria, which can cause tooth decay. Dentures can help stop this by filling the spaces and holding the other teeth in place.
- Reduced risk of infection: Dentures can also help reduce the risk of infection. The gums can become inflamed and infected when teeth are missing, leading to pain and discomfort. Dentures can help protect the gums and prevent disease by providing a barrier between the gums and the bacteria in the mouth.
- Improved pronunciation of words: Dentures can help improve pronunciation by filling in missing teeth and supporting the lips and tongue. This can help improve speech clarity and make it easier to communicate.
- Improved speech clarity: Dentures can also help enhance clarity by filling in gaps and preventing slurred speech.
- Improved ability to eat and drink properly: Dentures can also help improve the ability to eat and drink appropriately by restoring the ability to chew and bite.
- Compared to other dental treatments: Dentures can be more affordable than dental treatments, such as dental implants or bridges.
- Easily maintained and replaced when needed: Dentures are a practical and affordable option for replacing missing teeth because they are simple to maintain and replaceable.
- The long-term solution for missing teeth: Dentures can provide a long-term solution for missing teeth, helping to prevent further oral health issues and improving the overall quality of life.
Visit Us Today for Your Dentures Consultation
Dentures can serve as an excellent substitute for original teeth and are a more affordable and accessible option for those who cannot afford or undergo dental implants. In addition, dentures can significantly improve oral health and enhance confidence in one’s appearance.
Westgate Dental Centre has a wide range of denture options that can be customized to meet your needs. Don’t let missing teeth impact your quality of life any longer. Schedule your denture consultation at Westgate Dental Centre today and take the first step towards a healthy, confident smile.