Dentures provide patients with an effective and affordable solution to replace multiple teeth When you have multiple teeth missing, it can greatly impact the look of your smile and can also hinder the functionality and your oral health. Dentures are a very popular solution for replacing multiple lower or upper missing teeth. The team at Surf Coast Dental offer a range of denture options that are comfortable and cost-effective. What are dentures? The base of the denture is commonly made from an acrylic material or metal, whilst the teeth are made from acrylic in order to match your existing natural teeth. There are two common types of dentures to help replace multiple teeth or all of the teeth in the upper or lower arch; these two common types of dentures are conventional and partial. Conventional dentures Conventional dentures can be completely removed and are made to cover the entire upper of lower jaw for patients who are missing all of their teeth. Conventional dentures are the simplest option to replace a full arch and can be maintained easily. You may require tooth extractions prior to receiving conventional dentures. The area may take several months to heal; once this process is complete, we can make your new dentures. Immediate dentures Immediate dentures are designed to be fitted immediately after teeth have been removed. This helps the patient to avoid the transition time between healing and receiving their new dentures where they do not have full oral function. Over dentures Over dentures are for patients who are not missing all of their teeth but still require the replacement of multiple teeth. The over denture is a completely removable option that fits over the existing teeth to fill in the gaps with replacement teeth taking up the spaces. At Surf Coast Dental, natural-looking and secure dentures are our priority. Our team ensure that each and every patient is comfortable throughout the procedure and that their treatment goals are met. What are the advantages of dentures? No food restrictions – Patients who receive dentures will have complete function of their teeth, meaning that they will no longer be restricted to a soft food diet. Aesthetic appeal – Well-fitted and high quality dentures will look and feel just like a natural set of teeth. Muscle support – Dentures will help to provide stimulation to the jaw and gums in order to help prevent jawbone resorption and muscle support. In turn, this will help you achieve an improved facial profile. Will dentures be painful to wear? Upon first receiving your dentures, they may be slightly uncomfortable. However, this irritation will be gone in a short period of time if you wear them regularly. For patients who receive immediate dentures after an extraction, you may experience pain and discomfort for a few weeks following treatment which will eventually dissipate and can be treated with pain medication. Dentures at Surf Coast Dental in Torquay Our experienced team pride ourselves on offering treatment that is focused on the best interests of the patient. Whether you are looking to replace a few missing teeth or an entire upper and lower jaw, contact our friendly team today to learn more! Don’t forget to share this via Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and LinkedIn.