If you have a large number of missing teeth, then it is important that you choose a treatment to fill the gap as, without the support of teeth behind them, you may find that your lips, cheeks and lower face begin to ‘cave in’, making you look much older than you are.
When we talk about full cosmetic dentures, we’re talking about dentures that feature all of the teeth on your upper or lower jaw. If you still have some of your natural teeth, you will most likely need a partial denture to fill in the gaps.
Eating with dentures can take a little practice at first but should soon become second nature. You may want to start with softer foods cut into small pieces, chewing slowly in order to become accustomed to the sensation of eating while wearing your dentures. Over time you will gain the confidence to return to your usual healthy diet.
One of the side effects of tooth loss is that, without a root to keep it strong, the underlying bone can lose strength and density. When this happens, you may find that your dentures become looser. This can be very uncomfortable, and although the problem can be resolved by wearing a fixative at first, it’s important that you let us know so that we can fix your dentures or create a new, better fitting restoration.