Dentures Explained

What are dentures?

With our Quality Dentures specialists, we appreciate your new denture is an investment in your wellbeing. It is not something you purchase every day, however it is something you wear every day so you need to feel confident you are being given the right advice.
For example:

  • The average denture is worn every day, day in and day out for a period of anywhere between 5 to 10 years.
  • The denture itself has to artificially replace missing teeth and survive in one of the most hostile environments in the human body – your mouth.
  • Dentures are constantly under attack from acids and bacteria in the mouth.
  • Dentures facilitate speech as well as digestion and support the structure of the lower third of the face.

Considering all of the above points, a denture is probably one of the most life enhancing items that you will ever invest in during your life.

It is a major investment in your health and wellbeing as well as all of the social benefits. Cheap, poor quality denture teeth will wear down very quickly and you will need to replace the complete denture, so in the long run it is better to invest in a high quality denture.

Below are a few tips to help you make an informed decision based on the facts. If the person you are talking to about your denture needs cannot answer the questions, then go somewhere else!

What do I need to know before choosing a denture professional?

To get the best advice and the most comprehensive options visit a Clinical Dental Technician, like those at Quality Dentures.  They are the denture professionals who actually measure, design, manufacture and fit dentures. They are the very best placed people to discuss all the materials with you and can show you all the options available.

Dentures are individually custom made, literally by hand. Each individual denture tooth has to be cut and positioned precisely. The entire process involves specialist skills and artistry by a denture professional who has undertaken extensive study and clinical dental training.

So how can you tell if someone is providing you with a quality denture?

Most dentures have a base made from acrylic (the pink part of the denture.) There are many different types of acrylic; the strongest acrylics are classed as high impact acrylics, added to which denture teeth come in many different ranges of quality too. To ensure your dentures last well, always ask to see examples of the teeth types and insist your denture will be made with a high impact denture base.

Many people have an allergic reaction to nickel. Cheaper dentures often contain nickel or beryllium, so do ask the question.

At Quality Dentures we are more than happy to take the time to sit down with you to explain all the options and ensure you are confident with the decision you have made.

Solving the problem of loose and painful dentures.

One of the most common denture problems is badly fitting dentures.  Everyone has seen comedy sketches with people who have clacking “false teeth” which fly across the room every time the elderly lady or gentleman sneezes! However, Quality Dentures Cheshire appreciates that if your dentures are not well fitted, these sketches are not a joke.

As we age, our gums and bones change shape and density slightly. In some cases this can cause the denture to become loose. This is a slow process so you may have had your dentures for a long time before you begin to notice any movement.  As the shape of your gums begin to change your dentures could start to rub against your gums causing pain.

At Quality Dentures, we can alleviate your pain. Badly fitting dentures, can be rectified.

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