Dentures are removable teeth replacements that offer a natural-looking and affordable solution to gaps in your smile. A partial denture can replace just a few lost teeth and a complete denture can be used to restore a whole set of missing teeth.
The ‘teeth’ part of the denture are usually made from acrylic and mounted on a plate made from a metal alloy, acrylic or nylon. Modern materials mean dentures now look much more realistic and offer a comfortable way to replace teeth.
- Your soft tissues, gums and bone will be thoroughly assessed to ensure they are healthy.
- Accurate impressions of your mouth will be taken so a model can be produced and checked for fit and comfort.
- When the final set of dentures are ready, you will come in for your final fitting.
- During a follow-up appointment, we will check your dentures are settling in well.
It can take a little while to get used to new dentures as eating and speaking may be a little tricky at first. You may also notice an increase in saliva, but this should soon subside as your mouth gets used to the replacement teeth.
Not all patients are able to tolerate dentures and whilst they work effectively for many patients, your chewing ability with a denture tends to be less than with a fixed solution.