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What are the effects of tooth loss?

It may be a mere coincidence that World Tooth Fairy Day follows World Toothache Day and that both fall in the same calendar month, but truth be told, toothaches can actually lead to tooth loss. It would seem, however that tooth fairies don’t care much for adults, and they seldom visit adults who have a tooth extracted and leave […]

What are the common teeth issues that come with age?

When life gets busy there are some things that simply drop off our radar – a balanced diet, regular exercise and enough sleep which are all important for our overall health. And it’s just as important that we don’t let our oral health fall off our radar too. While the number of people visiting dental […]

Are implant dentures the same as normal dentures?

The short answer is no. Traditional dentures are held in place by suction. The periphery of the denture seals against the gums and as the denture is seated, air is expelled and a vacuum created holding the denture in place. Any denture movement that ‘breaks the seal’ has the potential to make the denture drop. […]

How do you care for a denture?

Dentures may replace all or some of your teeth. Irrespective of the type of denture you have, all dentures are fantastic plaque, bacteria and food traps. Food feed bacteria and if you have any teeth remaining predisposes those teeth to further decay and possible further tooth loss. Remove and brush the denture daily with a […]

Should a denture be worn at night?

While you may be advised to wear your denture almost constantly during the first two weeks – even while you sleep – under normal circumstances it is considered best to remove it at night and soak the denture in cleansing solution or water. Research has shown that removing the denture for at least eight hours […]

What is a denture?

What is a denture? A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and the tissues connected to those teeth. It is made of acrylic plastic and sometimes porcelain and metal materials. A denture closely resembles natural gum tissue and teeth. Complete dentures replace all of the teeth, while partial dentures fill in the spaces created […]

Do I need a denture?

A partial denture is for people who still have some of their natural teeth. Dentures are not just for elderly patients. Patients of any age may lose some or all of their teeth and may require a denture of some sort. Because teeth are a permanent part of the body, tooth loss can have an […]

What happens when you get a denture?

What happens when you get a denture? A dentist can make a full conventional denture when all teeth have been lost or all extraction sites have healed (up to eight weeks or longer). The denture process takes about one month and five appointments: the initial diagnosis is made; an impression and a wax bite are made […]

Are there any alternatives to dentures?

Dental implants are a possible alternative to dentures. Implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically anchored into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. Implants and bridges may resemble the “feel” of real teeth, but they may be more expensive than dentures. Not all patients are good candidates for implants, […]