Dentures are artificial teeth that are used to replace missing natural teeth. Dentures can help you restore your smile, chewing function, and facial appearance. Dentures can also prevent your remaining teeth from shifting and your jawbone from shrinking.
There are two main types of dentures: complete and partial. Complete dentures replace all your teeth in the upper or lower jaw. Partial dentures replace some of your teeth and attach to your natural teeth with metal clasps or precision attachments.
Dentures are made of acrylic resin or metal and are custom-made to fit your mouth. They are removable and need to be cleaned and cared for regularly.
You may need dentures if you have lost some or all of your natural teeth due to tooth decay, gum disease, injury, or other reasons. Dentures can provide you with many benefits, such as:
Dentures are made by a qualified dentist at Polygems Dental Care. The process usually takes several visits and involves the following steps:
The benefits of dentures are:
The risks of dentures are:
The cost of dentures depends on several factors, such as:
No, you cannot use MediSave to pay for Dentures.
Yes, you can at the point of publishing.
There are different amount of subsidies available for complete & partial (simple & complex) dentures. Subsidies amounts are also differing depending on your CHAS status. For updated information, head to www.chas.sg
Here are some frequently asked questions about dentures:
Dentures can last for several years if they are well-maintained and cared for. However, they may need to be relined or replaced as your gums and bones change over time due to ageing or tooth loss. You should visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleaning to ensure that your dentures fit properly and function well.
You should clean your dentures daily to remove plaque, food particles, and stains. You can use a soft-bristled toothbrush or a special denture brush and a mild soap or a denture cleaner to gently scrub your dentures. You should avoid using toothpaste, bleach, or abrasive cleaners as they can damage your dentures. You should also rinse your dentures after every meal and soak them in water or a denture solution overnight to keep them moist and prevent them from warping.
You can eat most foods with dentures, but you may need to avoid some hard, sticky, or chewy foods that may damage your dentures or cause them to slip out of place. You may also need to cut your food into smaller pieces and chew slowly and evenly on both sides of your mouth. You should also drink plenty of water and avoid drinking hot beverages that may warp your dentures.