Our dentist at Northside Dental in Sydney Mines might recommend dentures to replace your missing teeth. Our dentist will evaluate the best option
You may need dentures if you have extensive tooth loss. A denture is a removable appliance for missing teeth. Our dentists will facilitate the design and construction of your denture so that they fit. We provide consultation to make sure your dentures are comfortable and functional.
Complete dentures are recommended for when all teeth are missing, and partial dentures are recommended for when some natural teeth remain. A partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting.
Conventional dentures are made after any remaining teeth are removed and the gum tissue surrounding the removed teeth has healed. This can take four to six weeks.
Immediate dentures are placed right after the teeth are removed, preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the healing process.
Dentures may help enhance your smile and facial tissues, and improve your chewing, speech and confidence.
It's normal to experience increased saliva flow, some soreness, and possible speech and chewing difficulty when you first get your dentures.
However, this will subside as your muscles and tissues get used to the new dentures.
You will be given care instructions for your new dentures. Proper cleaning of your new dental appliance, good oral hygiene, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new dentures.