Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that can be taken out and put back into your mouth. While dentures take some time getting used to, and will never feel exactly the same as one's natural teeth, today's dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever.

Benefits of Dentures

Replacing missing teeth will help to improve your appearance and smile. Without support from the denture, facial muscles sag, making a person look older. Dentures can help you eat and speak more comfortably.

Types of Dentures

There are two main types of dentures: full and partial. Your dentist will help you choose the type of denture that's best for you based on whether some or all of your teeth are going to be replaced and the cost involved.

  • Complete dentures
  • Partial dentures
  • Custom dentures
  • Immediate dentures
  • Implant supported dentures
  • Overdentures
  • Upper denture

Complete Dentures

A complete denture is a removable appliance used when all teeth within a jaw have been lost and need to be prosthetically replaced.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are used when a patient still has some of his or her natural teeth, such as when one or more teeth remain in upper and lower jaw. there is pink-coloured base that is attached to metal piece. these two pieces hold the denture in mouth.

Custom Dentures

Custom dentures are made of more expensive teeth, which results in a more natural looking smile.

Immediate Dentures

Immediate dentures are typically placed on same day that the teeth are removed/extracted

Implant Supported Dentures

With implant supported dentures, a dental implant is used to securely support the dentures. the denture provides a great amount of support for a solid foundation, which allows the denture to stay securely in place. The dental implant also look natural and will last long, too

Over Dentures

An overdenture sits on top of the gums and is held in place with dental can be placed on the upper and lower jaw depending on patients’ needs

Upper Dentures

Upper dentures are dentures for the upper teeth. If you are missing teeth in the upper jaw, upper dentures may be the best solution for you.

Tips for caring for your dentures

  • When handling your dentures, stand over a folded towel or basin of water. Dentures are delicate and may break if dropped.
  • Don't let your dentures dry out. Place them in a denture cleanser soaking solution or in plain water when you're not wearing them. Never use hot water, which can cause them to warp.
  • Brushing your dentures daily will remove food deposits and plaque, and help prevent them from becoming stained. An ultrasonic cleaner may be used to care for your dentures, but it does not replace a thorough daily brushing.
  • Brush your gums, tongue and palate every morning with a soft-bristled brush before you insert your dentures. This stimulates circulation in your tissues and helps remove plaque.
  • See your dentist if your dentures break, chip, crack or become loose. Don't be tempted to adjust them yourself, this can damage them beyond repair.

Do dentures look real?

Your dentures (otherwise known as false teeth) should look natural and there is no reason why they can't. There are different types of dentures and if you want them to look as natural as possible, there are some factors that should be considered such as their size, shape and shade.

Do dentures ever feel normal?

For the first few weeks of wearing dentures, your mouth will feel a little strange. This is perfectly normal; your gums need to get used to the new addition. The dentures should not feel uncomfortable to wear, even for long periods of time.

Can you tell if someone has dentures?

If the denture has not been personalized for you and your mouth, it may not look as natural as a custom fabricated denture. Fortunately, the technology used to make dentures has become quite advanced over the years. For the most part, though, no one else will be able to tell you're wearing dentures!

Do dentures make you look older?

Without support from the denture, facial muscles sag, making a person look older. You'll be able to eat and speak -- things that people often take for granted until their natural teeth are lost. Dentures can change your appearance, which may be a good thing. Denture teeth are supposed to simulate a natural smile.

Can you sleep with your dentures in?

Yes, you can wear your dentures at night but it is preferred that they be removed. You should remove your dentures at night and this will give your gums and bone a chance to relax from the pressure of the denture during the day.