If you have one or more missing teeth, and have ruled out a bridge or implants, then full or partial dentures are an option for filling out the gaps to restore the appearance of your smile. If you have very few teeth left, wearing dentures can help you bite and chew more effectively so that you can enjoy a wider diet.
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A denture is a removable plate or frame that holds false teeth. You can either have a full denture, which includes a full arch of teeth for the upper or lower jaw, or a partial denture that has one or more teeth on it.
Replacing lost or missing teeth has substantial benefits for your health and appearance. If you have a number of missing teeth, it’s important to fill the gap to stop your remaining teeth drifting or rotating into the wrong position. You may currently be finding it hard to eat a nutritious diet if you have several missing teeth. By putting false teeth in the gaps left by missing teeth, dentures can help to ensure that your teeth are working together properly, so you can bite and chew with comfort. This will also prevent the wear and over-use of your remaining natural teeth.
A complete or full denture replaces the natural teeth and provides support for your cheeks and lips. Without this support, sagging facial muscles can make you appear older and even reduce your ability to eat and speak. Dentures can help to correct these problems.
It is possible to colour-match your denture to your adjacent natural teeth. For a full denture, we are able to introduce slight discrepancies in position and colour to make the teeth appear more natural. This means that you can be confident about wearing your dentures.
Dentures are typically made from a combination of metal and plastic, although some dentures are made entirely from plastic. Dentures that include a metal alloy tend to be stronger and are covered in natural-looking plastic gums with realistic false teeth attached, so no-one will be able to see the metal.
Your dentures may include small metal clasps to help keep them in place.
All our dentures are custom-made by very experienced and registered technicians.
We will give you detailed instructions for how to care for your dentures, to help them last for as long as possible. Denture hygiene is important for the health of your mouth and so whenever possible after a meal, your dentures should be removed and cleaned. For those who have partial dentures, special attention should be given to cleaning your teeth and gums where the denture sits. Additionally, we recommend that you take your dentures out at night to give your mouth a break.
If you have very little bone to help hold a denture in position, implant-retained dentures offer an excellent way of stabilising a full denture. Implants are placed in the jaw in strategic positions to allow the denture to literally click on to them, thereby ensuring stability and retention.
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Last updated on Sunday 17th November 2019