Also known as false teeth, dentures are one of the oldest types of dental treatment. The first known use of false teeth was as early as the 7th century BC, so they have been around for a long time! There have been lots of advances in their construction. We now use lighter stronger materials, and we can make their fit far superior to before.
Increased comfort and fit
We now construct dentures that are now more comfortable than ever before.
It is important to remember that your mouth changes over the years. As such, your dentures often become loose and ill-fitting. This doesn't not necessarily mean that the appliance needs to be re-made. One of the first steps we take is to consider re-lining the denture to make it fit well again. If this is not successful, you can have a new dentures constructed using techniques to copy the best bits of your current denture.
It is important to choose the right denture clinic as dentures are very difficult to construct. At Rock House Dental Practice we work with very skilled denture technicians in order to deliver the result you are comfortable with.
Types of Dentures
Here at Rock House Dental Practice, we offer many types of denture appliance:
For patients with no teeth. The prosthesis takes support from the gums..
For patients with some remaining teeth. The prosthetic is built around and takes support from existing teeth. Metal dentures are the most common form.
These are dentures which use dental implants to help secure them. Implants are small titanium screws that are fitted into your jaw bones. Following successful integration, dentures are constructed which derive support and retention from these implants. This is one of the most popular techniques for constructing lower arch dentures.
False teeth require lots of maintenance and care. Should they crack or break we can usually carry out a denture repair. If you suspect that your denture may be close to breaking please come and see us so we can try to strengthen it before it breaks. If it has already broken, we will do our best to provide you with a denture repair within a few days.
It is just as important to clean a denture as it would be to clean your natural teeth. Bugs and bacteria love to live and breed on your false teeth.
Never wear them at night time when you sleep as this is when the saliva flow in your mouth is at its lowest. Make sure you take your false teeth out and clean them with warm water and a soft brush before you go to bed. Similarly, clean your false teeth in the same method before you put them in. We advise you also clean them after every meal.
If you find that your false teeth are difficult to clean or are becoming tarnished, bring them into us and we will get them refurbished for you.