Have you lost all or most of your teeth? You may need a dental restoration in order to stay healthy. Teeth play an important role in our life. They help us in breaking down food and in our speech. When there is teeth loss, the body may not get sufficient nutrition because the patient may lose confidence to eat hard food items. Dental restorations are designed to provide functional support to the oral cavity. Dentures have for long been used by dental professionals to replace lost teeth. The advancement in dental technology has brought out some groundbreaking products which have improved the quality of life of many of our patients from Sandgate, Queensland and surrounding communities. Do you have a query about dentures? Come speak to our dentist. We will help you with the necessary information and the treatment.
Tooth loss and overall health
With proper care we can protect our teeth for a lifetime. When all or most of the teeth are missing, the person’s ability to chew food is compromised greatly. This directly impacts his/her oral and overall health. Following are some of the serious problems that can be caused from teeth loss.
- The infection that leads to tooth loss should be cured in order to avoid overall health problems
- Studies suggest links between kidney disease and being toothless
- Speech gets affected
- Self-confidence is hindered
- Supporting bone gets resorbed
How are dentures made?
Fabrication of dentures is a step by step process. When you visit our dental office to get a restoration, we firstly check the status of remaining teeth if there are any. We advise you on any necessary tooth extraction. After the completion of extraction, the next step depends on the type of dentures that are recommended for you. Impressions of your dental arch may be taken in order to custom-fabricate your denture. Following are some of the different types of dentures which are available.
This type of denture is supported by the gums and supporting bone of the patient. The restoration process takes two visits. During the first visit a temporary denture is made at our office and provided to patient until the permanent ones get fabricated in the lab. On the second visit, the permanent denture is fixed over gums using adhesives.
These dentures are supported by dental implants which gives them higher stability. Firstly implants are inserted in the supporting bone through a surgery. This procedure requires the supporting bone to be healthy. After this phase, a temporary denture is placed over the gums of the patient in such a way that there is no load acting on the implants. The implants are left to heal. During the second phase a permanent denture is fabricated in the lab. It is fixed over dental implants using a supporting mechanism such as bar-retaining or ball-retaining the denture.