Wearing dentures can affect your speech and food choices.
While wearing dentures might have an effect on you, they do not have to slow you down. No matter what your hobby is you can still remain active with your new teeth.
What are dentures?
A denture is a removable plate or frame holding one or more artificial teeth and should ideally be replaced every three or four years. It is commonly known to many grandchildren as false teeth. They substitute missing teeth and can be taken out and positioned back into your mouth. Although nothing will be identical and as perfect as natural teeth, dentures aim at imitating the appearance of natural teeth.
The denture plate may vary depending on how many teeth will be extracted and how expensive it may be. Our dentures look extremely natural, however, the first few days you may feel that your teeth are more noticeable and that your lips look fuller.
After a few days, the teeth will seat themselves more naturally in your mouth and your muscles will relax. Eating and speech may be slightly affected initially, while you get used to the feeling of your dentures, but over time you will learn how to control the slight movement of the lower denture.
Why would someone need dentures?
The main reason people get dentures is the loss of their natural teeth. This could be because of tooth decay or injury. Tooth loss due to mouth disease does not happen all at once. It is a gradual process that starts when you neglect to care for your teeth. Therefore, you can avoid losing teeth in this way by ensuring you brush, floss and rinse your teeth regularly to keep your gums and teeth nice and healthy.
Alongside this, you may find it problematic to chew specific food and to talk appropriately when missing teeth. Therefore, dentures will assist you in improving your speech and pronunciation and essential functions like eating. Dentures at Clayfield offer full as well as partial dentures, so whether you may be missing a few teeth or need all of them replaced, you will be fully accommodated.
Can dentures be broken?
The durability of a denture is determined by what is used to create it. The teeth of a denture can be made from a variety of resin or porcelain. The resin is identified to be stronger and more resilient, making it a favoured material although porcelain is still used on some occasions. Porcelain mimics the translucent appearance of the enamel of a natural tooth and they feel similar to natural teeth – making it easier to familiarise yourself with. Yet, they can break effortlessly if they are dropped on a hard surface and they can deteriorate.
Therefore, the acrylic resin has become a more prevalent choice as it is attached more sturdily to the base and is less expensive. They do wear quicker than porcelain teeth and therefore need to be substituted more regularly.
The lifespan of a denture also depends on how seriously you take your oral cleanliness. Understanding that it is vital to clean them on a day to day basis is an important part of ensuring your dentures have a long lifespan.
If you are considering getting fitted for dentures contact us or give us a call on 0738622256 to book an appointment.