Dentures are suited to individuals who would like to restore oral function after tooth loss.
Dentures are a great option for people who have lost all of their teeth and would like to restore both the function and appearance of their smile. Depending on your individual needs, you may want to consider having some or all of your remaining teeth removed before moving forward with the denture process. After getting rid of any excess bone and gum tissue, you can have impressions made, which will be used to fabricated custom dentures in a dental laboratory.
Read on to find out about some of the signs that could indicate that the treatment is right for you…
Your teeth have moved
If you have noticed that your teeth have started to shift, it could be a sign that you are suffering from periodontal disease. When the teeth and gums are healthy, the roots of the teeth are embedded deeply in the gums and jawbone, which means that they are very stable. When the gums and jawbone are damaged by gum disease and other oral health issues, the teeth often loosen and move.
If you suspect that your teeth have become unstable or are moving gradually over time, it is advisable that you see your dentist for a check-up. If your dentist identifies advanced periodontitis, they may recommend that your damaged teeth are extracted and that you are fitted for dentures.
You are missing teeth
Unfortunately, tooth loss is a common concern for many people. The issue can occur as a result of various problems, including periodontal disease and tooth decay. When a tooth falls out or is extracted, the gap can make it easier for the remaining natural teeth to shift over time. This reduced stability and movement can lead to further oral health problems in the long-term.
If you are missing one or more teeth, it is advisable that you see your dentist as soon as possible. They will let you know what your treatment options are, and whether dentures would be a suitable solution for your needs.
You struggle with eating and speaking
If you are missing one or more teeth, and are struggling with oral functions like biting, chewing and speech, it is likely that you would benefit from a restorative treatment like dentures. Support from well-fitting dentures can help to improve your speech and ability to pronounce certain sounds. Dentures also provide support to the facial muscles and can go a long way in improving one’s overall appearance.
It is important to note that it can take some time to get used to the feeling of new dentures, but once you have adjusted to your restorations, you should be able to eat a varied diet with ease. Speak to your dentist about any dietary restrictions that are recommended for you.
How can we help?
If you would like to replace damaged or missing teeth and regain your ability to bite, chew and speak with comfort and ease, we can help. At Beenleigh Marketplace Dental, we offer a range of restorative dentistry services, including dentures.
We offer complete dentures for patients who are missing all of the teeth on the top and/or bottom arch. In many cases, patients will need to have their last few teeth removed before complete dentures are fitted.
We also offer partial dentures, which are often an ideal solution for patients who do not require a full arch of new teeth. If you have some healthy natural teeth remaining, partial dentures may be an appropriate treatment for you.
If you would like to find out more about the dentures that we offer at Beenleigh Marketplace Dental, as well as what to expect from the denture fitment process, please have a look here.
If you would like to arrange a consultation to see us, please get in touch with us here or give us a call on (07) 3801 8799.