Dentures have become part of the dental revolution, offering a timeless solution to tooth loss. When it comes to quality dentures in Belfast, Cranmore is the practice to visit. We provide tooth restorations to bring back the beauty of your smile.
We offer different types of restorations:
- Full Dentures - Full dentures are made when all your teeth are missing. Full dentures are mostly made from acrylic but can be made from chrome.
- Partial Dentures - A partial denture is made to replace some missing teeth. Partial dentures can prevent your existing healthy teeth from shifting following tooth loss. Partial dentures are made from acrylic or chrome. Chrome partial dentures tend to be more comfortable and stronger.
- Immediate Dentures - Sometimes damaged or loose teeth need to be extracted. Immediate dentures are perfect in these cases as they enable the gums and surrounding tissue to heal properly. Immediate dentures are made from acrylic and can be easily modified during the healing process. Immediate dentures can be full dentures or partial dentures depending on how many teeth need extracting. Immediate dentures are usually worn about 3 months but this can vary according to the individual case.
- Cosmetic Dentures Supported by Dental Implants - If you are embarrassed that your dentures are loose and uncomfortable David Nelson can provide you with cosmetic dentures supported by dental implants or known as implant retained dentures. These cosmetic dentures are very strong and retentive. More and more people are choosing this option because of the comfort, fit and confidence they give .
Why would denture wearers chose implants?
- Peace of mind - one of the most common concerns is dentures coming loose, but patients with implant-retained dentures can rest assured this will not be a problem. The dentures will be held firmly in place.
- Improved function - the increased support also helps to improve the function of the dentures. Patients can eat what they want without fear of denture breakage and there is no adverse effect on speech.
- Aesthetics - implant-retained dentures are designed to look as lifelike as possible and modern designs look very similar to natural teeth.
- Simplicity - once the implants and dentures have been placed, treatment is relatively simple and there is no need for denture adhesive.
- Decreased bone loss - dental implants can help to reduce bone loss, which becomes increasingly likely as you get older.
How Long Do Dentures Last?
Dentures don't last forever. Denture teeth wear, stain, and denture bases must be re-fitted to the gums after a period of time because gums and bones shrink and change continually. Dentures should be relined every three years, and replaced after five years. Annual examinations are a good idea, such that conditions that give rise to potential problems are evaluated.
Dentures should be taken out at night so that the gums get a chance to relax. Brushing your gums with an extra soft tooth brush will keep them firm and healthy. Use of denture cleaners available at your pharmacy can help keep dentures fresh and stain free.
Call us today for a no obligation, complimentary consultation with our patient care co-ordinator.