Many people have problems with their natural teeth for a whole variety of reasons and believe that if they have all their teeth removed and get a set of complete dentures, their problems will be solved. You probably know some people with a full set of dentures that have no problems at all, however there are some people that endure problems with their oral health throughout their lives.
The information we are giving will hopefully be of benefit to anyone concerned or worried about the challenges you may face with having complete dentures.
Because the gums suffer shrinkage, complete dentures will usually need relined or remade within 6 – 8 months. This is not a problem with the dentures themselves, it is solely down to the individuals gums shrinking, which is completely natural.
Complete dentures that are used within a few weeks of the teeth being removed will definitely need to have their full dentures remade or relined before the first year is out due to “bone resorption”, which is when your body breaks down the bone cells in order to replace them with new healthy bone cells. This affects people that are regularly plagued with periodontal disease and as bone resorption varies from person to person, it cannot be predicted how soon you will require relines or remakes.
At Glasgow Denture Studio we understand that if you wait for 6 to 8 weeks after your teeth have been removed, relines orremakes are not always or necessarily required therefore reducing the costs incurred by our clients ensuring that not only do they receive the highest standard of quality in their complete dentures but also so they revise the best possible value too.
In order to achieve the least likely need for relines or remakes, we would advise all of our clients to wait up to 6 months to allow team for your gums to completely heal before we start to make your set of false teeth. Although we must also warn you that due to the possibility of bone resorption, we cannot guarantee there will be no need for remakes or relines during the first year you wear your complete dentures.
On average, partial or full dentures will require at least one reline or remake in the first four years. This is usually caused by bone resorption and/or every day wear and tear. Unfortunately bone resorption will continue throughout a denture wearer’s lifetime and as the number of relines or remakes rises, the less satisfactory the dentures will be.
Complete dentures are essentially prosthetic applications but there are no substitutes for real teeth, however if you do have complete dentures, you know that the whole design process is to imitate your teeth.
Advantages of complete dentures
Tried, tested and used throughout the ages
Cheaper than certain alternative options
No need for surgery as your teeth have already gone
Temporary dentures are readily available if relines or remakes are required
Complete Dentures will certainly make your eating easier.
Wearing dentures will allow you to speak with clarity.
They will only enhance your smile.
They support face muscles, and take years off client’s appearance.
Modern dentures are comfy compared to the earliest dentures (made from wood and ivory)
Complete denture from Glasgow Denture Studio look more like natural teeth than earlier technology permitted.
Disadvantages of wearing partial or complete dentures
Speech may not be as clear as when you had your original teeth
Food getting under the dentures
Dentures occasionally become loose
Lack of denture retention
Denture adhesives are required
Probability of needing relines or remakes
Caring for your complete dentures
In the USA in 2009, the ACP (American College of Prosthodontists) tried to establish fact based guidelines for the best way to care for and look after complete dentures
Like Glasgow Denture Studio, they believe that dentures should be cleaned through brushing and soaking on a daily basis and that your set of complete dentures should be cleaned by a dentist or qualified denture professionals like us.
Your complete dentures should be stored in water or a specialised denture sterilisation fluid Always read the instruction of any adhesive gel you use because if used correctly, this can help by blocking out the build-up of food getting under the dentures. These specialised adhesive gels are of great benefit when it comes to denture retention also. Many people use more Adhesive than actually required the actual amount you should use only about a teaspoons worth per denture, both upper and lower. You should also make certain that when you clean your dentures, you remove any remaining adhesive daily.
Glasgow Denture Studio recommends Acrylic Dentures for filling gaps or to replace all the missing teeth from upper and lower dentures, especially for those who are more price sensitive.
Referred to as “tissue borne”, the pink plastic dentures are supported mainly by the gums. While the plastic parts surround the teeth that remain in your mouth, however, no increase in stability levels will be achieved from these.
Some acrylic partial dentures feature metal clips or clasps, these are used help to keep the dentures in the correct position.
What are the benefits of Acrylic Dentures?
Acrylic Dentures are generally cheaper to make and a less sophisticated design is needed, certainly not as much as other varieties, such as partial dentures made from metal. These are used by clients who are more price sensitive because of they are low cost dentures. There are many false teeth options offering cheap dentures at the Glasgow Denture Studio.
In some situations when acrylic dentures offer distinct advantages over other alternatives including when they are only required as a temporary solution, or are being used on the day of an extraction as a temporary measure.
As with all dentures, acrylics also offer several other benefits to denture wearers. The presence of teeth can really help increase people’s self-esteem and confidence. The dentures can also help provide support for the lips and cheeks that may look “clapped in” in appearance in patients with teeth missing.
Being able to chew food correctly isn’t always possible if teeth are lost but this can be improved by wearing dentures. In turn this means that food can be enjoyed again whilst your digestive balance is increased, helping people to take the maximum nutrition from the meals they eat. As a direct result, dentures will not only improve the health of the mouth and facial appearance, but also that of the body in general.
When people lose teeth they often find they lose their ability to speak as clearly as before the tooth loss, particularly in cases of anterior teeth, that’s the canines and incisors. Opting for acrylic dentures, wearers should find their pronunciation improves and this will most likely to be more noticeable when using words that contain certain sounds, like a sibilant or fricative sound.
Acrylic Dentures are available in a stronger than normal, high impact acrylic, more suited to withstanding every day wear and tear and forces involved with eating meat where a lot of chewing is involved
How can I Get Acrylic Dentures?
We will assess your teeth first to see if acrylic dentures are suited to your specific case.
With small acrylic dentures, it is sometimes possible to take an impression on the same day We make and fit the dentures. One visit, all done on the same day.
How do I care for my Acrylic Dentures?
Acrylic Dentures need to be cleaned every single day, just like real teeth need to be cleaned if you want to avoid the plaque and bacteria on the tooth surface. Using a toothbrush and toothpaste or one of the specially made denture solutions available from any high street store.
Plastic dentures should not be kept in your mouth overnight as the soft tissue should not be covered all the time. If however, you do keep your dentures in at night, you must make sure that your soft tissues and the denture itself are cleaned daily ensuring good oral hygiene is maintained.
Get in Touch
Then fill out the form below and we will get in touch with you
“Thank you for being attentive, helpful and very competent. I received a high standard of compassion, care and consideration. Thank you for my smile”
“This is the second time I have used Glasgow Denture Studio and I am equally pleased and delighted with my new dentures and also the excellent service. Gillian is very friendly and welcoming and makes it a very relaxing experience. A big thank you.”
S DewarGlasgow, 05/06/16
“I have had great pleasure dealing with the company, most of all how happy I am with my dentures and the aftercare service of Gillian”