Does the word denture conjure up an image of a big set of obviously false teeth sat in a glass by the bed? If so, you may be shocked to find out that dentures have come a very long way in a short space of time and modern dentures are amazingly lifelike. If you have a large number of missing teeth, dentures can make a huge difference to your confidence and quality of life.
About modern dentures
Dentures are sets of prosthetic teeth, which are designed to act as a replacement for natural teeth. They are held in place by the natural suction of the gums and they enable people to do everyday actions that they wouldn’t be able to do with a large number of missing teeth, such as chew and grind food. Modern dentures are light, natural looking and very comfortable.
Missing teeth can make everyday life a struggle, as well as affecting the way you feel about your looks. Dentures are a very effective means of restoring oral function and creating a healthy looking smile.
Fitting a denture
The fit of a denture is very important because ill-fitting dentures can cause irritation of the gums and soreness. Dentures are custom-made for the individual patient, but the shape of the mouth changes constantly and regular appointments are required to ensure that the denture still fits well. If the denture feels loose or uncomfortable it may be adjusted or replaced.