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What is a denture?
In dentistry, a denture is a set of artificial teeth that are carefully designed in order to replace missing teeth. Dentures can be implemented in order to replace missing teeth in either the upper jaw, the lower jaw, or in the more severe tooth loss cases, both. While it is still extremely important to have regular health check-ups with your local dentist, dentures are a great looking option when it comes to replacing teeth that are beyond repair due to gum disease or tooth decay.
To this day, dentures still remain a very well used method when it comes to restoring any spaces in your mouth from the result of tooth loss. The great thing about dentures is that they come in many different forms, meaning that they can be adjusted depending on the amount of tooth loss that has occurred. Full dentures can be used if all teeth have been lost, or partial dentures can be used if only some teeth have been lost. Dentures that are either full or partial can be used to replace any missing teeth in both the upper and lower arch of the mouth.
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Dentures are the oldest method of replacing teeth, but are still a very popular method of doing so! Thanks to advance technology now, it is possible for dentures to be so specifically designed to look and feel like a patient’s own natural teeth.
Although not a long-term solution for everyone, dentures are often used as the first stage to replace teeth that are to be lost - “immediate dentures”. As the name suggests, the immediate denture is fitted on the day of removal of teeth, so that you do not have to have an unsightly gap whilst the gum heals. Following a period of time to allow the gum to heal, the immediate denture can be re-lined, or the patient can choose to go onto a long-term aesthetic denture.
Some decide that they would like a fixed replacement for teeth - either supported by the patient’s natural teeth or implants, or have some implants placed to hold a denture steady and secure, giving increased confidence in function and in social circumstances. An example of where two implants are used to keep a lower denture secure and steady as shown.
If you are unhappy with the way your dentures look, then The Peppermint Group can help you! If you’re looking for denture repairs or perhaps something better, then The Peppermint Group is absolutely committed to improving your denture experience. Our experienced denture experts will tailor your denture needs to suit you, making you smile with confidence.
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For some, dentures suit their long-term needs, and for a long-term aesthetic solution, modern denture manufacturing techniques using skilled and experienced technicians as part of the team, can provide a beautiful aesthetic solution to replacing missing teeth. Realistic individually made teeth, in combination with staining of the acrylic base can simulate a natural smile.
Here at Peppermint Studios, we have some experienced clinicians, some of whom have extensive hospital experience in making dentures, who work with talented and skilled technicians. An example of a natural looking denture with staining and contouring of the gum-work can be seen in the photograph (with thanks to Alex Adair at Adair Dental Laboratory).
Other forms of dentures include a partial chrome denture - these are designed to cover as little of the palate and gum as possible, allowing as optimal oral hygiene and comfort as possible with a denture, whilst also using rests and clasps to keep the denture steady and secure.
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