With the loss of multiple teeth and as the aging process sets in, you may experience not only the loss of the ability to chew, you might lose the confidence to smile too. Further loss of facial muscle support and tone may cause your face to look ‘saggy’ and old. Speech may also be affected due to spaces formed in the gaps of missing teeth especially if they are in front.
Dentures are able to restore all these problems for you. Often used together with implant therapy, Dentures users today can enjoy their food, smile and laugh confidently without fear of them breaking or coming loose.
Benefits of Dentures
- Helps to restore any unsightly gaps in your smile.
- Restores function so that you can eat well.
- Support facial muscles or structures which may have collapsed due to the loss of multiple teeth and their surrounding jaw bone.
- Consultation appointment (Approximately 30 mins)
Detailed examination and analysis of your occlusion (bite). To check for any parafunction (like night-grinding/clenching)
- Dentures usually require several visits.
Our dentists need to make detailed measurements of your teeth, gums and jaw, especially if used in combination with implants. This is to ensure that your dentures are well-fitted, secure and comfortable.
Do note that in some cases when patients have parafunctional habits like night-grinding (Bruxism) or clenching, night-guards may be prescribed for the protection of your remaining teeth.
Cost of Dentures
As costs varies due to the complexity of the case and number of missing teeth, do consult our dentists for a quotation.
FAQs on Dentures
- How long do dentures last?
In all patients, the gums and jaw bone continue to modify and ‘shrink’ with time. Most dentures will need to be replaced after 5 to 7 years. This is to ensure that the denture is well-fitting and does not ‘rock-about’ when eating.
- What are the common problems with ill-fitted dentures?
Common problems are:
• Gum soreness or ulcers from constant rubbing of the base of the denture against the gums.
• Not able to bite on harder or chewy foods.
• Food trap under the base of the denture which may result in gum irritation, gum infection and decay.
• Denture coming loose while smiling, talking and eating.
- Can I wear my dentures all the time?
Dentures have to be removed to be cleaned after each meal and at the end of the day. A denture cleaning product may be used on top of regular brushing to remove all food debris trapped. It is not recommended that you sleep with your dentures on.