Elderly people tend to lose teeth due to the natural process of ageing and tooth decay. Tooth enamel tends to wear away with ageing, making the teeth vulnerable to damage and decay. Tooth loss is the main reason that older people cannot chew as well, and this leads to them not consuming enough nutrients. When older people lose their teeth, the part of the jaw bone that held those teeth in place does not maintain its previous height and appears to waste away.
Dentures are a good way of restoring both functionality and health to your mouth. A well-made denture can help you eat and speak more comfortably. Replacing missing teeth with dentures will also help improve your appearance and smile.
At first, new dentures may feel awkward or uncomfortable, but after some time, you will get used to eating and speaking with them. At our practice, we create custom made dentures that are more natural-looking and more comfortable than ever.
We offer the following types of dentures:
Our complete dentures are made of a plastic base that is coloured to replicate gum tissue, and it includes a full set of acrylic teeth. It is held in the mouth by forming a seal with the gums. They can also be put in place by attaching it to dental implants that are surgically placed in the bone of the jaws.
A partial denture rests on a framework which attaches to your natural teeth. Sometimes crowns are placed onto some of your natural teeth and serve as anchors for the denture.
If you're worried about missing teeth affecting your appearance and the ability to chew, contact Quagga Dentist. We will make a thorough assessment and provide you with the best denture solutions to meet your needs.
Read here for more information about looking after your dentures.