Dentures In Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham
Dentures At Four Oaks Dental
Dentures are a trusted and effective way to replace missing teeth. They are removable plastic or metal frameworks that carry single or multiple false teeth. If you choose to replace missing teeth with cosmetic dentures, they will be custom made to fit the size and shape of your mouth, making them feel and look as natural as possible.
Traditionally, dentures have been considered unattractive and uncomfortable to wear, causing issues with eating and speaking. However, the dentures available at Four Oaks Dental are some of the most well-fitted and comfortable offered on the market today.
Our cosmetic dentures are designed and made with extreme accuracy, precision and care. They will fit so well that they’ll look as natural and realistic as your existing teeth. Your ability to smile and eat will return, and your denture will also help to restore vital structure to your face, particularly in the cheeks and lips which can lack support when several teeth are missing. This can result in a dramatically healthier and more youthful appearance.
The Different Types Of Cosmetic Dentures
There are many types of dentures that can be designed for your individual needs and requirements:
Chrome dentures have a metal framework with plastic false teeth and gums attached to them. They are usually applied for partial denture cases or dentures for a single tooth that require a metal framework to support false teeth.
Flexible dentures offer the ultimate in denture comfort and are also extremely strong. They are made from a thermoplastic resin material, with no unsightly metal parts or clasps to hold them in place. At Four Oaks Dental we offer Valplast and Sunflex flexible dentures.
Full dentures are used when every single tooth is missing or needs to be replaced. They can be fitted in the top and bottom of the mouth. A full denture incorporates a gum coloured arch with a set of crowns attached to restore your smile.
Partial dentures are used to replace one or several missing teeth, which may be scattered around your mouth. They consist of an acrylic or metal plate with crowns attached in the correct places to fill the gaps in your smile.
Fitting Your Dentures At Four Oak Dental
When your dentures are being fitted, the following steps are likely to take place:
Tooth removal: Your dentist at Four Oaks Dental will take you through the steps, explain what to expect, and can also offer advice for the period afterwards to keep you feeling comfortable and fully informed, if you need to have any teeth removed.
Impression: Moulds of your mouth will be taken in order to create a denture that’s tailored to you.
Bite moulds: Wax blocks are used to check that your biting action is comfortable. You may also be asked to choose the shape and colour of your new teeth at this point.
Wax models: Your new teeth are set in wax, helping you get a better idea of how your final denture will look and work.
Fitting: Your final denture is fitted and you will be given instructions about how you should care for it.
If you decide to get fitted with an immediate denture after your teeth have been removed, your dentist will be able to give advice on this.
ADAPTING TO DENTURES
Once your denture is fitted, it may feel strange at first, but this is normal and your mouth, tongue and facial muscles will get used to it. Everyday tasks such as eating and speaking, may take a little practice but take it slow and you’ll be back to yourself in no time. Your dentist can advice you on products, such as denture adhesives and cleansers that will have you feeling a lot more confident while wearing your denture.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET COSMETIC DENTURES?
It may only take a few months from your first appointment to the day where you’ll feel fully at ease with your new dentures. By making regular dentist appointments after your dentures are fitted, this will help to ensure they stay in good condition, along with the rest of your mouth.
Having your dentures fitted offers plenty of benefits and the process isn’t as complicated as you might imagine. Once you’re fully fitted with your new denture, you can get back to making the most of every day.