What is a Denture?
A removable denture replaces missing teeth. 'Partial' dentures replace a few missing teeth and 'full' dentures are needed if all the natural teeth are missing.
Dentures are made of plastic and sometimes metal as well to make them strong and less bulky.
What are the benefits of Dentures and what to expect?
If you have lost some teeth, dentures can improve the way you look, bite, chew and speak. They are custom-made to match your mouth and can be made to look as natural as possible. You will be able to chew more efficiently. The teeth that are left are protected from wear and tear. Without dentures, the natural teeth may move or tilt, stopping you teeth biting together properly.
Dentures can be fitted straight after teeth have been taken out so that nobody will know that you have had a tooth out. These are called 'immediate' dentures. Dentures will never feel like your own teeth and it can take time to get used to them. If you haven't had a denture before, the dentist will want to explain the benefits and difficulties of wearing them.
We are now able to offer a more stable solution to those suffering from problems with loose dentures. Some Patients are able to have Implant Retained Dentures. Here you may have one or two more Implants (permanent root replacements) and attach the denture to these so that it is fixed in place.