The next best thing to your natural teeth.
At Angle House Orthodontics, we believe everyone is deserving of a beautiful set of teeth. It just so happens that for some of our patients, not all of these teeth are natural – although they do look it. If you have lost teeth due to poor oral hygiene, accident or injury, we can replace them with dentures, giving you a complete smile you can be proud to show off.
What are dentures?
We’re not going to beat around the bush here. To put it simply, dentures are false teeth. But before you have visions (and possibly nightmares) of a set of false teeth sitting in a glass of water next to your grandfather’s bed, the team here at Angle House Orthodontics want to reassure you that the world of dentures has expanded. Today, the technology used to custom-make dentures means we can fit full sets of dentures or individual ones. Either way, both have an extremely natural look.
Types of dentures
At Angle House Orthodontics, we offer two types of dentures:
- Complete dentures: this is when you require your full set of teeth to be replaced by a full set of dentures.
- Partial dentures: this is when you may only have one, or a few, teeth that need replacing.
Where possible, we try to retain as many of your natural teeth as possible, so our preference is for partial dentures. However, if circumstances require it, we will advise if you need complete dentures.
Who needs dentures?
We can lose teeth in a number of ways: gum disease, tooth decay, accidents, injuries, tooth erosion, and yes, old age. We can fit dentures for patients of all ages and will ensure your custom-made denture is made specifically for you to fit your jaw and natural look.
Caring for your dentures
Just like your natural teeth, it is important you look after your dentures. Because they are removable, they are easier to keep clean. We recommend brushing your denture daily to reduce plaque build-up and to keep them looking clean. Wash them under cold or tepid water, not hot, as the heat will cause them to change shape.
While they are easy to take out, they are also easy to drop and to lose, so be sure to take good care of them. Always take your dentures out while standing over a hand basin and put them in a safe place at night time.
Dentures won’t last forever and at some stage you will need a new set, but the more you look after them, the longer they’ll last.
To find out more about dentures, call our friendly team at Angle House Orthodontics today.