Dental Dentures at Oakleigh Dental Practice Halesowen

RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY : DENTAL DENTURES

Tooth loss can occur for reasons such as periodontal disease or gum disease, decay or trauma. Teeth Dentures have been used to replace missing teeth for many many years.

The loss of your teeth can have many negative effects on you. Tooth loss can cause problems with chewing, eating and biting.

Replacing lost or missing teeth has substantial benefits for your health and appearance. A complete or full denture replaces the natural teeth and provides support for cheeks and lips.

Without this support, sagging facial muscles can make a person appear older and reduce their ability to eat and speak.

WHAT ARE DENTURES AND WHAT KIND ARE AVAILABLE?

A dental denture is an appliance which is worn to replace lost or missing teeth to enable you to enjoy a healthy diet and smile with confidence. A complete or full denture is one that replaces all of the natural teeth in either the upper or lower jaws. A partial denture fills in the spaces created by lost or missing teeth and is attached to your natural teeth with metal clasps or devices called precision attachments.

The base of a denture is called a plate and can be made of either acrylic (plastic) or metal. The teeth are normally made of acrylic and can be made to match your natural teeth. This is especially important in the case of partial dentures.