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We all want a complete smile that we can show off with confidence. However, some of us will experience tooth loss. This can be due to a variety of reasons such as accidents where teeth get knocked out or oral health deterioration. Whether you have a single missing tooth, all your teeth are missing or somewhere in between, dentures can be a solution.

Wearing Dentures

When a dentist mentions dentures many of us think of our grandparents and teeth that don’t look natural. However, we are here to say that dental technology and dentures have advanced so much that dentures have become a popular tooth replacement solution for all ages. Some of the main reasons why people may be reluctant to wear their dentures are:

Loose – Many have seen, experienced or hear about dentures falling out. If you have loose dentures then they can drop when you talk, laugh or even sneeze. Not only can this be embarrassing but they can also break if they fall completely out.

Appearance – Dentures have been known to look unnatural and unattractive. This is the case when dentures are used that do not fit properly and are low quality.

Soreness in Gums – When a denture doesn’t fit properly it isn’t just the appearance that is affected but also your gums. Your gums can become sore and uncomfortable if dentures do not fit correctly.

Speech – Dentures that are not fitted correctly and are loose can affect your speech. You may find it difficult to talk and to pronounce words.

Why Dentures are so Important

While dentures can have problems, it is very important to wear your dentures and to make sure they fit well. If you don’t wear your dentures you may suffer from the following issues:

Bone Loss – Bone loss can occur when you are missing teeth. This can result in face changes and problems with the jaw. Wearing dentures can help support your jaw bone and remaining teeth if you have any.

Appearance – When bone loss occurs it can change the way your face looks. You can experience sagging skin and sinking around the eyes and mouth. You can avoid this by wearing dentures.

Smile – If you don’t wear your full or partial denture it will affect your smile. When you do laugh or smile the missing gaps will be seen which will affect confidence. With a denture, you can have a complete smile.

Gums – When you have missing teeth with no replacement solution it will affect your gums. Other teeth can become loose and the gums can become sore.

How Aesthetic Dentures Can Help

If you need dentures or need your dentures looked at then Aesthetic Dentures can help. We can fix any problems you have and can suggest new dentures while creating secure dentures that will give you your confidence back. You can have dentures that look great, fit comfortably and function like natural teeth.

Want to learn more about the effects not wearing dentures can have on your body? Contact Aesthetic Dentures today.

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Customer Stories

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Elias is fantastic. His work is amazing. And his approach to us as a customer was extremely comforting. He has given my husband a whole new meaning to his self esteem and he actually loves to smile. All thanks to Elias amazing work. Read more

Sarah-Marie Urzino

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My daughter got her mouthguard moulded and made through these guys, the process was amazing and they made my daughter feel at ease. She is so happy with her new sparklie mouthguard with her name on it! I Highly recommend Elias and Tamica. Thank you very much Read more

Karen Halse

A year ago

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Elias went above and beyond to replace my Denture after an accident over New year. Super friendly service and above all the most comfortable denture I have ever had. Highly recommend!! Thankyou. Read more

Mark Halliday

A year ago

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From my first phone call to Tomika explaining my situation with my teeth and how bad they were and that I didn't know where to start, to having my first free appointment with Elias was the best thing I have ever done. Tomika is very easy to talk to, friendly and professional. Elias, well he is great, told me exactly what he could achieve, the cost and the timeframe and he was spot on. Read more

Kim Lennon

6 months ago

5.0
Elias prepared a full set of dentures for my 90 year old mother. The service he provided was exceptional, using current technology effectively to create a set of dentures which were far superior to what she had previously had. Elias also made it very clear that my mother could go back at any time if minor adjustments were required. He gives meticulous attention to detail. Tamika ensures that appointments run to time. Read more

Janelle Horton

10 months ago

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Loving my new dentures, professional friendly service 5 stars all round. Would highly recommend this practice. Thanks guys.. Read more

Deidre Bell

6 months ago

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State of the art technology and skills and ability to match. I went to the clinic highly anxious ( my previous dental encounter at another clinic resulted in a panic attack and blacking out twice whilst in the chair) due to the poor integrity of my teeth, as a direct result of a health condition I had lost the majority of my teeth and the remaining were nothing short of a train wreck. Elias treated me the utmost respect and kindness. Read more

Meghan Stafford

2 months ago

Faqs

A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth. At Aesthetic Dental and Denture Clinic, we offer two types of denture, complete and partial. Complete dentures are necessary when all your natural teeth are missing. A partial denture is used when some natural teeth remain. If you are having extractions, we can also provide you with an immediate denture. This is often an interim denture so you can avoid the embarrassment of being without teeth.

A denture usually lasts between five and seven years. Time and natural changes in the mouth will affect the fit and wear patterns of your denture. If your denture is worn and doesn’t fit as well as it used to, it may require a repair or reline. Having your denture checked every two years will help to ensure a proper fit and by following your denture care instructions, you’ll extend the life of your replacement teeth. 

Dentures don’t last forever. Dentures usually last between 5 to 7 years and need to be relined every 1 to 2 years. Over time dentures become worn and don’t fit as well, so it’s important to reline them regularly. The better you follow your denture care instructions, the longer your replacement teeth will last. 

It is advised that you visit your dentist every 6 months for a check-up and clean. This will help to prevent any major oral health issues from occurring. However, if you have bad breath, bleeding gums, discoloured teeth, cracked or chipped teeth, tooth or jaw pain it is advised to make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible.

At Aesthetic Dental and Denture Clinic, we know attending the dentist can be difficult for nervous and anxious patients. We offer a number of options to help make your next visit as calm and stress-free as possible. Contact us today and a friendly dental technician will be able to give you all the options available. 

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Elias is fantastic. His work is amazing. And his approach to us as a customer was extremely comforting. He has given my husband a whole new meaning to his self esteem and he actually loves to smile. All thanks to Elias amazing work. Read more

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