The Many Benefits of Better Fitting Dentures

 

Tooth loss and damage is a prevalent and common malady experienced by many individuals throughout their lifetime. Luckily, advancements in cosmetic dentistry has brought about improved digital denture technology capable of creating custom-fitted dentures that perform like the real thing and last a lifetime.

These dentures, known also as “false teeth”, can be used to replace the function of one tooth, several or a whole mouthful, fitting snugly over your gums and enhancing both appearance and function as well as oral health and hygiene.

For a great many individuals, dentures are a normal part of everyday life. If your dentist has asked you to consider them as a way to improve your oral health and smile, you’re not alone. Millions of individuals have chosen dentures to help them smile, speak and eat with confidence.

 

The Benefits of Better Fitting Dentures

Dentures are a wonderful solution for those needing to replace their teeth without getting implants. But improperly fitted dentures can cause a myriad of problems. On the other hand, properly fitted dentures can:

  • Improve speech
  • Enhance the ability to chew and eat
  • Boost self-confidence
  • And more…

Poorly fitted dentures are a different story altogether.

Signs Your Dentures may Need Refitting

If you find yourself concerned that your dentures may need to be refitted or replaced, consider the following signs and symptoms that may indicate an issue:

  • Oral sores (gums, etc)
  • Excess sliding or movement when chewing
  • Uneven distribution of force
  • Sore jaw
  • Food getting caught under the denture

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Types of Dentures

Partial Dentures – perfect for those with a number of remaining healthy teeth.

Full Dentures – a good fit for individuals who have lost all or most of their teeth due to injury, infection, periodontitis or other medical conditions.

Removable Dentures – these dentures are easy to clean and maintain, generally lasting around five years before needing replacement.

Flexible Dentures – made with flexible yet highly durable material, these dentures are lightweight, less bulky, and don’t require any visible clips.

 

Getting Fitted for Dentures

The process for getting dentures fitted may involve the following:

  • Removal remaining teeth if necessary
  • Impression moulds of your mouth
  • Bite moulds
  • Fitting

Following this process, you will be provided with care instructions and will discuss with your dentist any issues with the look and feel of your new set of pearly whites.