Dentures are kept in place by either using clasps which anchor around neighbouring teeth or by the dentures’ natural suction. On occasions a denture fixative or glue is recommended to aid in keeping the denture in place.
Dentures are a removable appliance used to replace missing teeth, They are fabricated using either acrylic or cobalt chrome to which false teeth are added. They help with speech, chewing, add support to your lips and chin as well as improving the appearance of your smile.
Your dentist will assess your needs and thoroughly examine your mouth for suitability for dentures, looking at -
- All your existing teeth, checking for mobile teeth as these may have to be removed prior to having new dentures.
- Looking at existing restorations, fillings, crowns etc.