False Teeth

false teeth

Do you or a family member have missing teeth? If the answer is yes, then remember that there are artificial replacements for missing natural teeth. There are false teeth that replace a few missing teeth or all teeth, gums, and surrounding tissues.

Did you know that lack of teeth can lead to facial muscles sagging over time? There are many reasons for tooth loss although there are many treatment plans that can guarantee durable false teeth.

The causes of Tooth loss

There are a few primary causes of tooth loss that leads to getting false teeth. The causes are as follows:

  • Gum problem
  • Extraction of teeth
  • Natural ageing
  • Poor oral care
  • Severe tooth caries
  • Facial or jaw injury

What are the types of False Teeth?

If you have missing teeth then your dentist will do your intraoral examination and plan the best treatment according to your requirement. Following are some of the types of false teeth:

Partial dentures

After a proper intraoral examination, the dentist will decide whether you need Partial dentures or a complete denture. A person needs a partial denture if he or she still has some healthy teeth available. Although these dentures rest on the remaining healthy teeth. Remember that these clips can be noticeable when you smile or talk. Apart from this, dental technicians can also fabricate these in tooth-colour material.

Full dentures

Another type of false teeth is Full dentures. The dentist recommends these false teeth if you’ve lost all of your teeth. It can happen due to injury, infection, gum disease, or other medical conditions. These false teeth have an attachment to a plate that rests against your gums.

These plates are made from either metal or acrylic that looks like the color of your gums. The benefit is it typically isn’t visible to others. If you have problems with the suction of the denture then you can use an adhesive to keep it in place.

Removable dentures

These are the traditional model dentures, and they come with a huge added advantage of being easier to clean. However, the removable denture can slip out of place more easily, so the dental professionals endorse avoiding foods that are mainly chewy, sticky, or hard.

Removable dentures can stay for at least five years before their replacement. There is a Price variation in dentures that depends on the following factors:

  • Material used
  • The number of teeth
  • Upper and lower denture

Flexible dentures

If you are looking for a substitute for traditional dentures then Flexible dentures are one of the famous options. This type of denture is made with flexible but enormously durable materials that are more comfortable to wear. It is fabricated with translucent resin that matches your gum colour.

Flexible dentures are lightweight and feel good in the mouth. The flexible dentures can last around five to eight years. Although this treatment option is more expensive than other methods but is one of the most durable options.

How to preserve your false teeth?

Did you know that Our mouths are full of bacteria, so it is evident that we have to keep our false teeth clean? Some of the instructions the dentist gives for the maintenance of false dentures are as follow:

  • Brush your partial denture at night
  • Use cleaning solutions according to your denture’s requirement
  • Be careful when handling the dentures
  • Soak your dentures overnight
  • Avoid drinking beverages that are not suitable for the denture
  • Avoid hard candy or chewy gum

6ix Eglinton Dental: Best Dentist in Yonge and Eglinton

Dr. Sobhi has been practising dentistry for over 14 years. She and her team of experienced dental professionals love helping patients achieve their healthiest and most beautiful smiles possible.

6ix Eglinton Dental proudly provides comprehensive dental care in Yonge and Eglinton. Our beautiful and modern office has the latest in dental technology which assists us in providing our patients with the best care possible.

For more information, You can find us in Dental Yonge and Eglinton to schedule an appointment in our office, schedule an appointment online or give us a call at (416) 220-0404.