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:
Dentures are usually removable, but can be fixed using denture implants. Modern high quality materials mean dentures are now very natural looking and fit more securely and comfortably. Partial dentures blend in beautifully with existing teeth, with full dentures able to pass for the real thing, giving you confidence when eating, talking and smiling.
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 will check your existing teeth and gums and produce a detailed treatment plan.
We will take impressions, photographs and x-rays of your mouth so a wax model can be produced. We use this to check for fit, bite and comfort. Once we are completely happy, the model will be used to create your final dentures.
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:
Dentures are designed to be hard-wearing and will last for many years if they are treated with care. Below are some tips to help you keep your dentures in the best condition possible: