Dentures are prosthetic appliances that are worn to replace missing teeth. They provide improved dental functionality, help improve the ability to chew food and speak clearly after losing your teeth.
The denture plate can be made of either metal (Vitallium) or acrylic. The teeth are usually made of acrylic and can be manipulated to match the look of your natural teeth.
You will be able to eat everything you were used to with your natural teeth. However, it could initially take some practice to get used to eating with dentures.
After losing teeth, dentures can improve your ability to speak clearly. Initially, pronouncing certain words might need some practice. Once you are comfortable using them, you will be able to speak as freely as you could before.
We recommend you wear your dentures most of the time after you initially start using them. Even when sleeping. Once you are properly adjusted to your dentures you can take them off before going to bed. You can brush your dentures with a regular toothbrush and rinse them with water for the best results.
Standard dentures may require refitting or replacement every 5 years, due to general wear and tear and the changing of your mouth's shape over time.