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Restore Your Smile With Dentures
At Dental at Atune, we provide full, partial and immediate dentures for patients in Cardiff, Newcastle and surrounding areas. Dentures are typically made out of acrylic and are used to replace missing teeth. Our caring and knowledgeable team will evaluate your oral health to determine which set of dentures is right for you. See the types we offer below:
Conventional Full Denture: This type of denture is placed in your mouth after any remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed. Healing can take several months.
Immediate Full Denture: An immediate full denture is fitting straight after any remaining teeth are removed. Although patients don’t have to worry about having no teeth, the denture must be relined several months after its inserted. This is because the bone supporting the teeth reshapes as it heals, which can loosen the denture. We advise that immediate dentures be considered as a temporary solution until conventional dentures are made.
Partial Denture: This denture rests on a metal framework that is attached to your natural teeth. There are times when a crown is placed over some of your natural teeth, serving as anchors for the denture. Partial dentures are removable, as opposed to bridges.
Talk to our professional team at Dental at Atune to discuss the right type of denture for you.
1. Youthful-looking Appearance
Not only do dentures help maintain the fullness of your face, but they also provide you with a smile that looks completely natural. Dentures can be used to replace an entire arch of teeth or even just one or two missing ones, restoring both your smile and your confidence.
2. Talk And Eat Without Diffiuculty
If you are missing teeth, it can be difficult to speak and eat normally. With high-quality dentures, you won’t have to worry about any kind of speech impairment and you’ll be able to converse without any trouble at all. You also won’t have to worry about your dentures moving about or becoming loose while you eat any of your favourite meals.
3. Easy To Maintain
Dentures are extremely low maintenance and require very little cleaning. We suggest taking them out of your mouth after each meal and cleaning them, brushing them every day and soaking them in water overnight. By doing this, you’ll keep your dentures in pristine condition for many years.
4. Improved Oral Health
Having gaps in your smile might put your oral health at risk for a number of reasons. Dentures are an effective way of reducing the chances of developing dental problems such periodontal or gum disease.
5. Increased Confidence
Since a smile is usually one of the first things we notice about a person, tooth loss can have a negative impact on one’s self-confidence and esteem. Natural-looking dentures are one option for restoring your stunning smile, which you will want to show off again and again.
How To Look After Your Dentures
1. Don't Let Them Dry Out
It’s essential that you keep your dentures moist at all times. While they are still in your mouth, this should not be too much of a challenge for you, but after you take them out, make sure to store them in a special solution or water. Avoid soaking them in hot water since this has the potential to change the contour of your dentures.
2. Keep Brushing
In addition to brushing your dentures, it’s also important to brush your palate and gums twice a day. We suggest doing this before inserting the dentures and again after taking them out of your mouth. Doing so not only helps to keep your mouth clean, but it will also help to boost the circulation of blood in your mouth.
3. Don't Hesitate To Ask For Help
Make sure to call your dentist immediately if you find a crack or chip in your dentures, or if you have any concerns about the fit of them. Since it’s essential for dentures to feel natural and fit properly in your mouth, you might need to have them adjusted.
Can I Eat With Dentures?
It takes a little while to get used to eating with dentures. However, you should be able to eat normally with them in once you've grown used to wearing them. Note: it may take longer for you to feel comfortable eating things that are more difficult to chew or that are sticky.
Frequently Asked Questions
It strictly depends on the patient. It’s best to have your teeth evaluated by the professional first before making the decision.
Typically, dentures can be fitted directly after your teeth have been extracted. These are called immediate dentures and will need to be organised beforehand with your dentist.