Dentures

Dentures (also known as false teeth) are prosthetic devices manufactured to replace missing teeth and are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Conventional dentures are removable (removable partial denture or complete denture). However, there are many denture designs, some which rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth or dental implants (fixed prosthodontics). 

Dentures can help patients through

Mastication or chewing ability

Pronunciation

because replacing missing teeth especially the anteriors enables patients to speak better.

Self-esteem

because improved looks and speech boost confidence in the ability to interact socially.

Aesthetics

because the presence of teeth gives a natural appearance to the face and wearing a denture to replace missing teeth provides support for the lips and cheeks and corrects the collapsed appearance that results from the loss of teeth.

Types of Dentures

COMPLETE FULL UPPER AND LOWER DENTURES

IMMEDIATE DENTURES

Interim dentures constructed to fit on the same day, immediately following the extraction of natural teeth

FLEXI-DENTS

PARTIAL DENTURES

Fabricated from either acrylic or chrome. Partial dentures replace missing teeth using adjacent teeth for retention and support.

IMPLANT SUPPORTED DENTURES

also known as overdentures.
According to Dr Maharaj there are 3 key principles used in the making of DENTURES & those are SUPPORT, RETENTION & STABILITY.

How to care for your Dentures?

SOAK DENTURES OVERNIGHT

Most types of dentures need to stay moist to keep their shape. Place dentures in water or a mild denture-cleansing solution overnight. Always follow the manufactures instructions on cleaning and soaking

BRUSH YOUR DENTURES AT LEAST DAILY

Use a soft bristled brush and non-abrasive denture cleaner to remove food & plaque build up

AFTER EATING

Remove dentures and rinse thoroughly as well as the mouth

REGULAR DENTAL CHECK-UPS

Dentures need to be examined at intervals to ensure a proper fit and to prevent discomfort due to changes of the tissues in the mouth. Loose or ill-fitting dentures can lead to abrasion &/or ulceration of the gums. Also your dentures may need to be professionally cleaned

Visit Your Local Kloof Dentist for General Dentistry Treatments
As a preferred general dentist in Kloof, Dr Maharaj is well-equipped to provide primary dental care to patients of all ages. Dr Maharaj is able to diagnose, treat and manage the full scope of your oral heal care needs.

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