Dentures are removable false teeth which can be used to replace one, several or even all of your teeth on the upper or lower jaw. Dentures come with a range of benefits, which include:
A denture is worn to replace lost or missing teeth to enable you to enjoy a healthy diet and smile with confidence. A complete or full denture is one that replaces all of the natural teeth in either the upper or lower jaws. A partial denture fills in the spaces created by lost or missing teeth and is attached to your natural teeth with metal clasps or devices called precision attachments.
Flexible dentures are more pliable than normal acrylic ones, so can be adapted to flex and grip around teeth. This makes the denture more comfortable and feel more secure. These dentures contain no metal components, giving it the most natural look.
Chrome dentures are extremely lightweight and durable, and can be made with specific attachments to hold on to existing teeth for extra stability. They can be made in thin sections to avoid the bulky feeling often found with traditional acrylic dentures.
During a comprehensive consultation, we check your existing teeth and gums and produce a detailed treatment plan.
We take impressions, photographs and x-rays of your mouth so we can create well-fitting and comfortable dentures. Once we are completely happy with the look and feel, your final dentures are created.
Once your final dentures have been produced, we will invite you in for a fitting appointment. A full denture will be fitted in the top or bottom of your mouth, in a similar way to a removable brace. A partial denture will be anchored in place by your existing teeth using small metal hooks.
Around one week after your dentures have been fitted, we will ask you to attend a check-up so we can ensure they are working correctly. If you notice any problems with your dentures after this appointment, such as pain, strange noises or an uncomfortable loose fit, please contact us and we will be able to help.
It can take some time to get used to your new dentures, particularly if you have had several missing teeth for a while. Initially: