Dentures

You have a number of options if you want one or several lost teeth replaced. One of these options is removable dentures. If you need several teeth replaced, dentures might be a good solution.

If dentures replace one or several lost teeth but not all of them, they’re called partial dentures. If you have no teeth left, or only a few in very poor condition, you’d typically use complete dentures which would replace the entire set of teeth. Previously, complete dentures were called false teeth. Whether you need partial or complete dentures, the teeth are shaped and placed to look completely natural.

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If you’re in doubt about whether you want one or several lost teeth replaced, please feel free to contact us to learn more about your options. At Curaeos, we have a lot of experience with replacement of lost teeth, and we’ll be able to advise you on your options.

What Are Dentures?

There are different kinds of dentures but the most common are complete dentures which consist of acrylic with prosthetic teeth made from acrylic or porcelain.

If you need partial dentures, the dentures are attached with braces on the neighbouring teeth. If you need complete dentures, the dentures are secured through low pressure. The dentures are shaped to fit your gums which means they will stay put in your mouth due to pressure. In some cases, we may recommend implant-supported complete dentures to ensure that the dentures are secure. With the implants, the dentures are fastened with a locking function and will therefore be more securely fixed. This is also called snap-in dentures.

Whether you need partial or complete dentures, the dentures will be made specifically for your mouth. It’s important that the dentures are a perfect fit to make sure they function optimally and aren’t uncomfortable. And whether you need partial or complete dentures, your new dentures will look natural and just like your natural gums and natural teeth.

How Long Do Dentures Last?

It varies how long dentures last but correct upkeep is essential to take best possible care of your dentures.

In most cases, dentures will last for years but their longevity varies according to several factors, such as how much strain they’re put under, as well as how your mouth, gums, and jaw develop over the years.

How Do I Clean My Dentures?

It’s important to clean your dentures. You can fill your sink with hot water and wash the dentures with regular soap with a denture brush.

Remember to keep a firm grip. If you drop the dentures, they may break.

We recommend you remove the dentures during the night to rest your gums. However, if your remaining teeth are weak, or you have problems with your jaw and joints, we recommend you keep the dentures in during the night. In these cases, the dentures will be protective, just like a bite plate. If you’re in doubt about the best solution for you, please feel free to contact us.

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Will I Need to Go to Regular Check-Ups If I Have Dentures?

Yes. Your dentures and your gums need regular examinations. We examine the general health of your mouth with special attention on pressure sores and fungal infections. Moreover, we will examine your gums since it’s important that the dentures are adjusted as your gums shrink.

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