Acrylic Dentures Dublin

Acrylic dentures are a removable teeth replacement option. They are designed as substitute teeth to fill gaps left by missing teeth on the upper and/or lower jaw.

Sustained by the gums or “tissue borne”, acrylic dentures are composed of pink plastic material to mimic natural gum tissue. Acrylic dentures are not fixed to existing teeth and are therefore more fluidly worn as they suction to the palate.

Acrylic dentures, such as partial dentures, may be retained in their proper position by metal clasps or clips, which attach to nearby tooth structure for added support.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the advantages of acrylic dentures?

Acrylic dentures are simple in design and cost-effective, made to fit and support oral function and facial expression. Flexible and hybrid dentures can be more expensive options. Acrylic dentures are an inexpensive method of tooth replacement.

Acrylic dentures are an ideal temporary teeth replacement solution, allowing underlying gum tissue to heal after tooth extraction. For this purpose, acrylic dentures are replaced with non-temporary teeth replacement treatment, once the tooth extraction site heals.

Leaving missing teeth untreated can accentuate oral trauma, discomfort and facial sinking or sagging. People with missing teeth often experience a lack of confidence in their appearance. Acrylic dentures restore oral function for a healthy and natural looking smile. Facial volume will improve and wearers experience increased comfort and confidence.

When teeth are missing, chewing ability is impaired. Acrylic dentures allow patients to chew food and engage in communication with others as normal. Missing teeth affect food choices, digestion and healthy nutrition intake. Having acrylic dentures ensures individuals receive the nutrients their bodies need for normal metabolic and circulatory processes. People who wear acrylic dentures experience improved health and quality of life.

Lost teeth affect speech and pronunciation of words. Weak communication affects interactions with others and relationships. Acrylic dentures facilitate normal communication without oral anterior-causing pronunciation difficulties. Speech and communication is strengthened, lowering the risk of misunderstandings and communication break-downs.

Serving as natural feeling and looking teeth, acrylic plastic is a hard material yet polished for improved aesthetics. At Smile Hub your highly trained and experienced dentist will provide you with advice on how best to care for their acrylic dentures for improved health and wear.

What is the process of getting acrylic dentures?

At Smile Hub your dentist will initially assess your dental health and suitability for acrylic dentures. If appropriate and with your consent to proceed with treatment, a dental impression will be made so that the laboratory technician can custom-make your acrylic dentures according to these specifications. At Smile Hub your acrylic dentures may be adjusted and fitted on the same day.

Cases in which more appointments are needed are when larger acrylic dentures are required. Bite measurements are then necessary before a trial fitting. Two more appointments may be needed if larger acrylic dentures are recommended.

At Smile Hub all patients are involved in a discussion about their oral health treatment plan, with transparent and full information provided for informed decision-making. All denture costs are provided upfront and patients know what to expect in terms risks and benefits.

What are the side effects of dentures?

  • Cracks and chips in false teeth
  • Finding it hard to chew after adjustment period
  • Not fitting as well due to changes in the gums
  • Pressure sores on the gums
  • Difficulty with speech after adjustment period
  • Bad smell from dentures

What are the alternatives to acrylic dentures?

At Smile Hub patients can choose from a multitude of teeth replacement choices. Patients will always be advised on the most suitable option for their missing teeth. There are three main types that can benefit individuals with missing teeth, depending on their clinical evaluation and preference.

Alternate options to acrylic dentures include metal dentures made from cobalt chrome, a hybrid of flexible and metal dentures, and flexible dentures such as Valplast. Cobalt chrome dentures are sturdy and durable, meeting the needs of robust chewing function with hardy dentures. Dentures may also be stabilised with tooth coloured metal clasps to preserve appearance.

Flexible dentures adjust to mouth shape. They may be better suited to those with irregular mouth contours or when dental implants are a less appropriate treatment. Once submerged in hot water flexible dentures mould to mouth-shape for gentle yet effective wear. They offer improved aesthetics for patients concerned about unsightly metal clasps. Flexible dentures are chosen for their retention, comfort, ease of use and natural looking features.

Call Smile Hub today for additional information about acrylic dentures and missing teeth replacement options. Our friendly team of dental experts are here to help you make informed choices about your oral health, so that your self-confidence increases for improved quality of life.

How long do acrylic dentures last?

If looked after correctly acrylic dentures can last between 5 and 8 years before they need to be replaced due to wear. It is common for acrylic dentures to break and crack. It is important to get them fixed or replaced soon after this happens as they may not fit correctly in the mouth.

Can you be allergic to acrylic dentures?

In some cases, people find that they get constant itching or rashes on the gums or lips when they wear dentures. It can be possible for people to be allergic to the materials in acrylic dentures. If you are getting symptoms of an allergy with your dentures, make sure you get it checked with your dentist who may suggest a different type of denture instead.

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