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Prosthetic Dentures in Cannock

Dentures are a good option when it comes to replacing lost teeth. Losing teeth can affect one in several ways. Whether you are young or old, when you lose your teeth, it can significantly affect your lifestyle and self-esteem. Things such as eating and smiling become difficult and cause you embarrassments.

You can avoid these by opting for dentures. Fitting false teeth when the natural one is lost is not a new practice. This practice dates back to the early Etruscans and Egyptians who used crude versions of dental prosthesis.

Dental practices over the years have become advanced, and it has led to the development of more aesthetic, functional, and comfortable dental prostheses, one of which is dentures.

What are dentures?

Dentures are prosthetic dental appliances used to replace missing teeth. They can be temporarily attached to a supporting structure, unlike dental implants and bridges which are permanently attached to the bone. Dentures are removable and easier to clean

Dentures come in two forms- the conventional plastic ones which are affordable and the more expensive porcelain dentures.

Types of dentures

There are 3 different types of dentures. They include:

  • Complete or full dentures
    This type of denture is used for patients who have lost all their teeth on one or both of their arches. Getting used to complete dentures may take a while since their adjustments depend on several factors such as the oral cavity muscles, bone, and tongues.
  • Removable or partial dentures
    This type of denture is used to fill small gaps created when only a few of the teeth are missing. Removable dentures are attached to the natural teeth using metal attachments. They help maintain the alignment of the natural teeth by preventing the other teeth from further loss. They also prevent periodontal diseases.

    Removable dentures are of different kinds such as flexible, framework, cast metal, valplast, flippers amongst others.
  • Immediate dentures
    Immediate dentures are placed after a tooth extraction then any necessary adjustment will be done after the healing process is completed.

    You can reach out to our expert dentist in Burntwood if you need a denture.
  • Advantages of dentures

    There are so many advantages of using dentures. Some of these advantages include

    • Aside from their aesthetic look, they also offer other orthodontic advantages.
    • Dentures give and retain the shape to the jaws, cheeks and face. Losing a tooth can change the appearance of the face. It makes one look older than their age.
    • Wearing dentures prevent the teeth remaining from shifting out of their normal position, thereby preventing further misalignment.
    • Dentures prevent loss of the jaw bone density, also known as bone atrophy. Bone atrophy is caused by the deficient supply of vital nutrients to the jaw bone
    • Dentures help strengthen the facial muscles that control the expressions, proper articulation of words and chewing.

    Getting dentures at Inspire Dental Centre

    We have a team of prosthodontics and cosmetic dentists at Inspire Dental Centre. Our dentists have many years of experience in the dental field. They are professionals when it comes to fitting dental prostheses such as dentures.

    Using good dental practices, the latest techniques, and materials, we always conduct a thorough assessment of our patients’ dental conditions and create customised dentures that will fit each patient.

    You can visit us today at Cannock to take advantage of these services. Call us today 01543 274039.

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