Our specialized prosthodontists are trained to provide you Artificial teeth using dentures, crowns and bridges which are ideal in aesthetics and functionality.
Types of Artificial Teeth
There are numerous types of artificial teeth available, including partial dentures and full dentures.
All require fitting so that they match your teeth’s shape, size, and color. The fitting can be done by a specialist called a prosthodontist.
Partial dentures are used if you still have some healthy teeth available. These dentures are often clipped around the remaining healthy teeth. These clips may be visible when you talk but can be made in tooth-colored material.
Full dentures are used if you’ve lost all of your teeth, which may occur due to injury, infection, periodontitis, or other medical condition. These artificial teeth are attached to a plate that sits against your gums.
The plates and gum fittings — which can be made from either metal or an acrylic that matches the color of your gums — typically aren’t visible to others.
Artificial teeth adhesive can be used to help keep your dentures in place.
Removable dentures are the traditional model, and they come with a big added benefit of being easier to clean.
They can, however, slip out of place more easily, so dentists recommend avoiding foods that are particularly chewy, sticky, or hard.
Artificial teeth adhesive can help keep them in place, but these adhesives can be difficult to use.
Removable dentures typically last about five years before they need to be replaced.
Price variations depend on the materials used, the number of teeth, and whether you are getting a single plate or two (upper and lower).
Flexible dentures are a popular alternative to traditional dentures, and they’re made with flexible but extremely durable materials that can be more comfortable to wear. Thanks to the translucent resin that matches your gum color, they don’t require any visible clips like those you might see with partial dentures.
Flexible dentures are also more light weight and less bulky in the mouth. They can last around five to eight years.
They are more expensive than other methods and can only be used for partial dentures.
How to maintain your Artificial teeth
Our mouths are full of bacteria, so it’s not surprising that artificial teeth need to be cleaned daily.
We will advise you about the best way to clean your dentures depending on what type of Artificial teeth you have. Removing partial dentures, for example, can make it easier to clean your teeth when you’re brushing at night.
You can use cleaning solutions specific to dentures to help clean them effectively. Artificial teeth require different solutions depending on the materials they’re made from.
To increase the lifespan of your Artificial teeth, be careful when handling them. Don’t bend them and try to avoid damaging any of the clips while cleaning them.
Soaking your dentures overnight can prevent them from drying out, but make sure you rinse them under water before you put them back in place.
We may also advise you to avoid certain foods. Avoid drinking beverages that are hot enough to warp the dentures. It may also be a good idea to avoid foods that are tough like hard candy or chewy like gum.