A Brief Guide To Dentures

There are a whole range of reasons that people lose teeth, whether one gets knocked out accidentally or the whole set begins to fall out due to gum disease or other factors. Although it can seem like a big, scary change, getting dentures in Liverpool is easy and comfortable when you choose Fiveways as your denture dentist.

What are dentures?

Dentures are false teeth that are used to replace missing teeth, whether from accidental damage or another cause. They are custom made to fit the gums of the individual and are removable, making them a comfortable and non-permanent alternative to dental implants.

Dentures generally come in two types – full dentures and partial dentures.

Full dentures are shaped just like your gums and, made of a flesh coloured acrylic material, fit snugly over them. They contain a full set of false teeth made of a hard wearing material and instantly replace all missing teeth.

Partial dentures are the solution to missing teeth on a smaller scale. If you’ve not lost all of your teeth but have had one (or a couple) knocked out or removed, a partial denture can help. Attached to a metal frame, we can create bespoke partial dentures that fill the gaps in your smile.

Are dentures uncomfortable?

There’s a general misconception that dentures are uncomfortable and hard to maintain but we’re here to disprove it. Because we make our dentures based off custom measurements that we take from your mouth, the result is a snugly fitting denture that doesn’t cause any irritation.

In terms of maintenance, there are a few key hygiene tips that we’d recommend you stick to to keep your dentures in top shape:

  • Handle your dentures delicately as they can break easily if dropped
  • Never let your dentures dry out, instead keep them in a soaking solution or water filled container when they’re not in your mouth
  • Brush your dentures twice a day or after every meal, just as you would your regular teeth
  • Visit your dentist immediately if your dentures chip, crack, or otherwise break rather than attempting to fix them yourself

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Fiveways Dental Practice – Your Denture Dentist

There’s no need to be worried about getting dentures in Liverpool when you choose Fiveways Dental Practice as your denture dentist. Our dentists have years of experience between them and specialise in distinct areas of dentistry so you can be sure you’re getting treated by an expert.

Give us a call today on 0151 722 5843 or get in touch through our contact form to book your appointment to see us for your denture needs!