There are many reasons that can cause an individual to lose their tooth. Tooth loss can cause lot of inconvenience for an individual. It can stop them from eating of certain foods and can also affect their speech. To avoid all these inconveniences, dentures are used to replace lost teeth.
Dentures do what the natural tooth would do and with the newer developments in the dental world, dentures can look very much like the natural teeth and have become very comfortable for the gums as well. There are two major categories of dentures – full dentures and partial dentures. Full dentures are generally used when many or all the teeth needs to be replaced.
In case of full dentures, an acrylic base will be fitted to the gums. The colour of this base will be very close to the colour of the flesh. The base of the lower denture has the shape of a horseshoe, this is to accommodate the tongue, and the base for the upper denture will cover the roof of the mouth.
Dentures are made in the laboratory. The process begins with the dentist taking an impression of the patient’s mouth. The dentist will then select the denture option which will best suit the requirement. The options include conventional full dentures, immediate full dentures and partial dentures. Acrylic resins are generally used to create the dentures, however at Mossley Dental Care near Rochdale; you will be offered various options to select from, including the newest Valplast cosmetic dentures.
Dental implants or mini implants can be used to secure the dentures. Implants prevent the dentures from becoming loose. Implants have fast become a popular technique to secure dentures. In the past patients have experienced embarrassing situation where the dentures have slipped out their mouth, however this is not a possibility now, since there nicely secured by implants.