Natural-looking Dentures in Darch
Dentures that fit your lifestyle
Darch Dental Centre offers dentures as a way to replace missing teeth. Dentures are removable tooth replacements for people who have lost one or more natural teeth. They fit snugly over the gums and look and function just like natural teeth. Usually made of acrylic, nylon, or metal, these pieces of tooth replacement are made to feel and look like natural teeth so that you can speak, eat, and smile with ease. Our friendly team will work with you to find the perfect fit and style for your needs and budget and answer any questions you may have.
Benefits of Dentures
- Dentures are a cost-effective replacement option when teeth are missing. Darch Dental Centre offers a variety of denture options, so you can find the perfect fit for your budget.
- Missing teeth can affect how you eat. Dentures fit snugly over your gums and help to improve your chewing ability.
- Missing teeth can make it difficult to speak clearly. Dentures can help you regain your natural way of speaking, so you can feel more confident when talking to others.
- When you lose an entire tooth, the adjacent teeth can begin to move into the tooth gap. By wearing dentures, you can prevent your other teeth from shifting into the space and causing further damage.
- Losing teeth can cause the jaw bone to shrink. Dentures are a great way to prevent facial sagging and maintain a youthful appearance.
- Dentures feel and look like real teeth and are a popular tooth replacement option. Our dentists at Darch Dental Centre will work with you to find the perfect fit and style to restore your functional smile.
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FAQ's About Dentures
The following signs may indicate the need for a denture:
- Tooth loss: Dentures are the most logical replacement for missing teeth, whether due to decay or injury. Depending on your needs, full dentures and partial dentures are available.
- Chewing or speaking difficulties: Aside from your oral health, a missing tooth can also affect your overall health and speech. Having no teeth may cause you to limit your diet, affecting your health. Getting dentures will help alleviate speech problems and restore your eating ability, even if you only have a couple of missing teeth.
- Tooth mobility: Your teeth should not move when they are healthy. It is extremely difficult for the tooth root to move since it is deeply embedded in the gums and jaw bone. However, the stability of teeth can be compromised if the teeth, gums, or even jawbone become infected. You may have an undiagnosed case of gum disease if you feel or see movement among your teeth. Gum disease can cause teeth to fall out, and advanced periodontitis may require tooth extraction and dentures.
- Changes to facial structure: Missing teeth can result in facial bone loss and sagging facial muscles. Dentures can restore your youthful appearance by giving your face structure.
- Self-Consciousness: Dentures are sometimes worn for aesthetic purposes. Those who are self-conscious about the appearance of their front teeth may opt for dentures. You can restore lost confidence in your teeth by getting dentures.
Dentures come in many different types:
- Full Dentures: If you’ve lost all your teeth, either due to an accident or to a medical condition such as gum disease, complete dentures may be the answer for you. These artificial teeth are attached to a plate that sits against your gums. For a natural look, the metal plates and acrylic gum fittings match the colour of your gums. Full denture adhesives hold the dentures in place.
- Partial Fixed Dentures: Often referred to as a fixed dental bridge, a partial fixed denture replaces some missing teeth. These are surgically implanted dental prostheses that the wearer can not remove.
- Partial Removable Dentures: If you have some healthy teeth left, you may consider getting a partial removable denture. Although they’re easier to clean than fixed dentures, they can slip out more easily, so it’s important to avoid sticky or hard foods. Denture adhesive can help keep dentures in place.
- Implant-retained dentures: These dentures utilise a small number of dental implants to hold them in place. Implant-retained dentures are a hybrid of a removable denture and a dental implant. Implant-retained dentures promote bone growth and preserve facial bone health.
- Immediate Dentures: The production of custom dentures takes several weeks to a few months. Immediate dentures, also called same-day dentures, allow for teeth to be extracted and dentures to be installed on the same day. Although a temporary denture does not fit like a permanent one, it can protect your gum tissue while you wait for your permanent denture.
A dental examination helps to determine if you require additional dental treatments, such as extractions, or if you would benefit from dentures. Then we will take an impression of your teeth and measure your mouth to ensure that the dentures fit precisely. We will then send the impression to a dental laboratory so a dental technician can make the dentures.
Your dentures will need to be fitted at our dental clinic once completed. Fitting your dentures correctly is essential for your day-to-day comfort and confidence. Incorrectly fitted dentures could move and cause discomfort over time. You might experience sore spots, chewing problems, or trouble speaking. As much as possible, we want you to be able to wear the dentures comfortably and without any pain.
Age affects the shape of the jaw, which can adversely affect the fit of dentures. In addition, the deterioration of denture materials can also affect the fit. Here are some signs that your denture is loose:
- Slipping dentures
- Pain in the gums
- Difficulty speaking and eating
- Gum irritation
- Clicking noise when chewing
- Mouth infections
Many reasons can cause a denture to break. Below are some of the most common causes of broken dentures:
- Wear and tear
- Ill-fitting dentures
- Dropping dentures
Denture care includes maintaining good oral hygiene. Bacteria can grow in the gap between your gums and dentures, leading to tooth decay. You should clean your dentures every day with a soft denture brush. When not in use, you should soak dentures in water to prevent them from drying out. Otherwise, your dentures may lose their shape over time.
Your dentist will recommend the best way for you to clean your dentures. This will include which cleaning solution and denture cleaner you should use based on the type of your denture. When brushing your removable dentures, place a soft washcloth over the sink while holding them. The washcloth will act as a cushion if they fall.
Dentures can range significantly in price depending on the type of false teeth, the number of teeth to be replaced, and the type of denture material used. A standard set of an upper denture and a lower denture can cost up to $3,500. Dentures for the upper or lower jaw can cost between $800 to $2,000 each.