How can dentures benefit me?
Dentures offer a variety of advantages to their users, with the most obvious being an improved appearance for your mouth, better chewing capabilities and better oral health. They’re also more cost-effective and less invasive than implants, particularly if you only need to replace a few teeth.
Denture technology has also made considerable strides in recent years; if you’ve previously put off getting a set due to concerns about discomfort, an odd appearance or the prospect of them wearing out easily, you can rest easy. Dentures are now more natural-looking than ever before and are also far more durable than older models.
Additionally, the improvement in adhesive technology means that you don’t need to be concerned about the possibility of them popping out when it’s least wanted.
The different types of dentures
While all dentures are designed to replace teeth, not all of them work exactly the same way. There are three primary types of dentures:
Complete dentures — As the name suggests, this type of denture is designed for those who are entirely without teeth on their upper or lower arches. Complete dentures not only provide cosmetic benefits; they also help restore a variety of functionality to the wearer’s mouth.
Removable partial dentures — While functional, removable partial dentures are often primarily intended for aesthetic purposes — namely, filling gaps in teeth and restoring a complete smile to the wearer. The replacement false tooth or teeth are affixed to a wire frame, which can be removed from the wearer’s mouth as desired.
Fixed partial dentures — Similar in principle to their removable counterparts, fixed partial dentures are permanently affixed to the wearer’s mouth — usually via a crown. Adjustments may be periodically made by a qualified dental professional.
At Glebe Point Dental our dentists can offer trusted advice and clinical expertise for a range of denture and implant procedures, and help you choose the best dentures for your needs.
While it’s best to maintain the health of your natural teeth, situations can arise where that just isn’t possible.
In these instances, that’s where dentures can prove to be helpful.
So if you’ve had teeth removed for any reason, it might be time to consult with a denture clinic and see how you can get your smile back.
We also offer denture repairs and a variety of other dentures services — so if you’ve got questions about getting dentures in Sydney, get in touch with us today.