Somebody’s smile can be one of the things we notice most about a person when we first meet them. Missing teeth can drastically affect your appearance and with that, your day-to-day living can be impacted. The most common way to replace a missing tooth (or teeth) is by dentures. There are many different materials that these prosthetics can be manufactured from including plastic, metal, and a flexible plastic material (valplast). Each of these materials has differing properties depending on your needs. Make an appointment with one of our friendly Team Dental dentists to discuss your needs further.
How can we help?
Team Dental can help provide you with all your denture needs. Dentures come in different forms. Dentures can be used to only replace a few teeth, in which case these are called partial dentures. Partial dentures are not only good to help your smile look better, but also help in keeping your existing teeth in place. When getting partial dentures, it can be common to get a valplast denture. A valplast denture is a flexible denture that attaches to the gum to fill in a missing tooth . If you need more teeth replaced, such as all top or bottom teeth, you will need full dentures. Full dentures differ from partial dentures, as instead of just filling one or two teeth, they do the entire row. But keep in mind, lower dentures can be very problematic! We would recommend you keep as many lower teeth as possible for as long as you can.
Dentures can look incredibly similar to your natural teeth, so much so that some people may not notice the difference between your dentures and your natural teeth. Dentures can significantly improve facial appearance and help fill out your face more.
It is common for dentures to feel slightly odd in your mouth for the first couple of weeks while you get used to them. With that in mind, some people find it takes a couple of weeks of practice for speaking and eating to feel natural again. But after some time, dentures should be natural in your mouth. If you notice your dentures clicking while you talk, book an appointment with a dentist to get them refitted.
Alternatives to dentures
If dentures don’t sound like the solution for you, there are other ways to place missing teeth, such as:
Bridging the gap with crowns
These alternatives often cost more than dentures, but some people may find them more natural feeling than dentures. Dental implants can also be used to support dentures and make them more stable in your mouth.
We recommend booking an appointment with our Team Dental dentists and we can discuss what will suit you best.
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