What are Dentures?
Dentures consist of a prosthetic way of replacing missing teeth. Teeth are attached to gum colour plastic base, which is held by a metallic frame. Partial dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years, but may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear. They are highly viable treatment option for those with few remaining teeth, as they will prevent these from drifting and changing position
Do dentures look natural?
Your dentist at MVDC together with an advanced dental laboratory will construct and create custom made dentures, taking into consideration your jaw shape and size as well taking into account the shape, size and colour of your existing teeth and any other individual needs. The highest quality material will be used for a realistic appearance and a full functional smile. Every single detail will be considered so that you can enjoy and use your denture every day without a worry and with a beautiful natural smile.
Things to consider
When using dentures for the first time or if you have just replaced your old dentures you might go through an adjustment period.
This can include:
- Difficulty adjusting to eat with denture
- Increase production of saliva
- Temporary change in speech when pronouncing certain words
- Mild feeling of discomfort, while the muscles adapt as they need to keep the denture in place
- Minor soreness, irritations and ulcers
- Some patients suffer from mild gagging reflex
- Temporary swallowing difficulty
It does take time to adapt and adjust to wearing dentures, however with time and patience you will eventually get used to them and will feel confident when speaking, eating and smiling. Always, talk to your dentist if, you are experiencing difficulties or discomfort with your dentures.