Dentures can be partial or full. Partial dentures can replace a few missing teeth. Dentures can be fitted straight after teeth have been taken out so that no-one knows you have had teeth removed.
A partial denture is the easiest way of replacing missing teeth, but some people find this uncomfortable and eventually decide to have a bridge or implant made. A partial denture is a plate with false teeth attached to it. The plate is made of either plastic, or metal and plastic, usually with clips to keep it in place. Sometimes the retaining clips can be visible when you smile or or open your mouth, but this depends on the position of the false teeth and clips.
We will be able to advice you on the range and suitability of the different types of plastic teeth available. Dentures have teeth designed to give a natural appearance.
You will be required to make up to 6 visits to be fitted with dentures.
Dentures are more prone to gum disease and tooth decay and infections of the gums.
When you are not wearing your dentures keep them in proprietary antiseptic solution after removing all plaque with a denture brush.
No, special care is taken to make them look as natural as possible, they are made to agree with your facial features and your mouth. We ask the patient to help with the shade and shape of the teeth. At the try-in stage the appearance can be changed by the patient.
Partial dentures need up to 4 visits at weekly intervals. Full will normally take about six visits. Sometimes dentures can be made in only a few days, please ask for a quotation. In the past few years there have been developments in the materials used to make dentures and partial dentures. Extra thin invisible / discreet clasps are available; they are very comfortable to wear and are very popular with our patients.
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