FULL AND PARTIAL DENTURES, IMPLANTS AND DENTURE REPAIRS
Dentures are a suitable option for those who have lost teeth to decay, gum disease or even trauma. They are the most common option to replace missing teeth with the aim to match your existing smile as closely as possible. As your teeth support your muscles, when you lose teeth, muscle droop may occur. Replacing the gaps from missing teeth with dentures can provide muscle support and delay further facial sagging. At Martin Dental, we aim to provide you with a denture that looks as similar to your natural teeth as possible.
What are Dentures Made of?
Dentures are a custom-made removable option to replace missing teeth and restore your smile. Dentures are artificial teeth and are generally made of carefully selected acrylic that best matches your natural teeth. The base of the denture is usually made from either acrylic or metal.
Full and Partial Dentures
There are two types of dentures, partial and full. The option you choose will be based on your number of missing teeth. If you only have a few teeth missing a partial denture may be suitable. On the other hand, if you have lost most or all of your teeth, then a full or complete denture will be the best option.
We also offer immediate dentures to replace teeth as a result of an immediate extraction to have in place whilst tissue healing occurs. Not all extractions are suitable for immediate dentures so we can discuss with you if this treatment is suitable for your situation.
Flexible Denture Adjustments
It can take a little bit of time to get used to your new dentures. Often your new dentures will require a few adjustment appointments to ensure that they are comfortable and the perfect fit.
Dentures are subject to wear and tear such as losing a tooth, having a chip or becoming loose through time and use as well as gum changes as you age. All are normal and expected. Often a simple denture repair is all that is needed.
Same Day Denture Repairs
Depending on the amount of repair required, we may be able to offer you same day repairs which means less time without your dentures. This requires two appointments on the same day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. We also offer denture relining which can extend the life of your current denture.
Dental implants are a permanent fixed solution to a space as a result of one or more missing teeth. An implant is usually composed of a titanium screw that is placed into the bone of the location of the missing tooth. Once the implant is in place, our Dentists will complete the implant with a crown after a period of healing. The crown process is very similar to the process of having a crown placed on a natural tooth. Once completed, your implant will look and function as a normal tooth.
The Implant Process
Firstly, our dentists assess the area to determine if an implant is suitable which may require x-rays and scans to assess the amount of bone in the area. If the area is suitable, we refer you to an implant specialist who will place the titanium screw. You will then be sent home to heal before our Dentists complete the process with a tooth coloured crown. The process generally takes longer than dentures but the results are worthwhile.
Taking Care of Your Implant
Taking care of your implant is the same as taking care of your natural teeth. Like natural teeth, the build-up of plaque and calculus can cause damage to the gums and bone around the implant. As implants are also susceptible to a form of gum disease, good oral hygiene and routine professional dental check-ups are important to ensure your implant stays healthy.