Eat and smile in comfort: natural-looking dentures & Bridges crafted with care at Belwell Dental
What are dentures & Bridges?
Dentures are a removable dental appliance that replaces your missing teeth. They are custom-made to fit your mouth and can be taken out and put back in as needed. They can improve your ability to eat, speak and smile.
At Belwell Dental we offer complete, full, partial, overdentures, and flexible dentures by Velplast or Sunflex.
What different types of material are dentures available in?
Currently, traditional dentures are typically made from acrylic resin or a combination of acrylic resin and other materials such as porcelain or metal. They can also be made of flexible thermoplastic material (flexible dentures).
What are the different types of dentures?
There are many types of dentures that can be designed for your individual needs and preferences. Our dentists at Belwell Dental deliver bespoke, natural, and comfortable dentures that cater to what you require.
The most common types of dentures are:
Full (Complete) dentures
These are traditional dentures that are placed in the mouth after all teeth have been removed. They are custom-made to fit your mouth and are held in place by suction or with the help of denture adhesive.
Immediate full dentures
These dentures are made in advance and placed in the mouth immediately after any remaining teeth are removed. They are made to fit your mouth while it is still swollen, so they may need to be adjusted once the swelling goes down.
These are used when you still have some natural teeth remaining. They are held in place by clasps that attach to your natural teeth.
OVERDENTURES (IMPLANT SUPPORTED)
These are dentures that fit over remaining natural teeth or over dental implants. They provide a secure and stable fit and can help to preserve your remaining natural teeth.
The option of flexible dentures by Valplast and Sunflex are available as an alternative to traditional dentures. This type of denture is particularly suited to people with irregular-shaped mouths and patients who are not suitable for traditional dentures.
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Are Dentures & Bridges right for you?
Dentures may be a good option for you if you are missing multiple teeth, or if you are unable to have other solutions, such as bridges or implants.
Many of our patients in Sutton Coldfield realise how much dentures help to support the structure of their face and jaw. Often, when you lose teeth, the facial structures tend to ‘sink in’, which can give you a more aged appearance.
By having dentures, it helps to support the external structures of the face, giving you a more youthful, healthy look. However, It is important to discuss your needs with your dentist to determine if dentures are the right choice for you.
WHAT ARE FLEXIBLE DENTURES?
Flexible dentures are a type of dental prosthesis used to replace missing teeth. They are made from a thin, flexible material that allows for a comfortable fit and increased movement within the mouth. Unlike traditional dentures, which are often made from rigid materials like acrylic, flexible dentures offer a more natural feel and a greater range of motion when speaking, eating, and smiling.
One of the key benefits of flexible dentures is their improved comfort level compared to traditional dentures. The material used in flexible dentures is much lighter and more flexible than traditional denture materials, which can often cause discomfort, pressure, and pain for some wearers. The flexible material is also less likely to cause irritation to the gums and other soft tissues in the mouth.
Another benefit of flexible dentures is their improved stability and retention compared to traditional dentures. Flexible dentures are designed to conform to the shape of the mouth, making them less likely to slip or move when speaking or eating. This improved stability can also help prevent jawbone loss and other negative impacts that can result from the use of traditional dentures.
Flexible dentures are also easier to clean and maintain than traditional dentures. The flexible material does not absorb stains or odours like traditional denture materials, and it is also more resistant to damage and breakage. This can help extend the life of the denture and reduce the need for frequent replacements.
FLEXIBLE VS TRADITIONAL DENTURES - WHICH ONE IS RIGHT FOR ME?
When it comes to choosing your dentures, there is a great deal to consider. It’s important to find a solution that is right for your situation. Dentures are something you will have to wear and use every day, so it’s vital to find the style that suits your requirements, daily routine & aesthetic needs.
Can be uncomfortable
May require an adjustment period
Can be prone to slipping
More comfortable than traditional dentures
Better grip and stability
More natural appearance
Not as widely available
May not be as durable as traditional dentures
There are also a variety of materials that can be used:
Acrylic dentures are made from a plastic material called acrylic resin and are a popular choice because they are lightweight and easy to adjust, they are available in a variety of colours and can also match your natural gum colour.
Metal dentures are made of metals such as titanium, cobalt-chromium, and nickel-chromium alloys. They are typically used in partial or full denture constructions and offer a strong and durable solution for missing teeth.
Flexible dentures are made of a flexible, thermoplastic material and are designed to offer a more comfortable fit and are less noticeable compared to acrylic or metal dentures.
Our team at Belwell Dental can advise on which denture option is best for you and assist with any questions you may have regarding denture treatment, click the button below to enquire now.