Prosthedontics or dentures are a very popular solution to missing teeth.
There is now an alternative to a plastic denture.
Plastic dentures can be heavy …
… and also cover a large area of the palate …
… effecting heat and taste sensitivity.
Chrome dentures can solve all these problems.
Acrylic dentures often require metal clasps to help secure them.
These clasps, depending on their position, can be unsightly.
Also, the rigidity of acrylic makes it prone to breaking.
New flexible dentures help deal with both of these issues.
Partial dentures can sometimes move as gums change shape.
Securing the denture to an existing tooth can be the solution.
A stud can be fixed to an adjacent tooth.
The partial denture then ‘clicks’ onto this stud to secure it in place.
Often denture wearers complain of denture movement …
… particularly when eating or even talking!
Precision attachments can be the answer.
When the crown is made, a small slot is created …
…into which a tab, attached to the denture, fits perfectly
This ensures a secure and movement-free denture.
Dentures sit on top of the gum.
But the gum changes shape, particularly in the period following extraction.
Dentures may become mobile.
The denture can be relined to improve the fit, the denture may become heavier.
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Denture Fixatives and Care
Dentures should be cleaned thoroughly …
… either with warm water or a specialist denture toothpaste.
Shake off excess water.
Apply the fixative …
… however, using too much fixative may result in ‘oozing’.
Using smaller amounts may provide better adhesion.
The amount used will vary between dentures.
A good fixative applied in the morning should last all day!