If you have missing teeth, dentures are one alternative to replace your lost teeth. They are a more cost effective and quick way to help patients replace their missing teeth and help them feel more confident with their smile, whilst enabling them to eat a broader range of food.
There are two main types of dentures: full and partial. We will help you choose the type of denture that’s best for you based on whether some or all of your teeth are going to be replaced. The dentures are then custom-made in a dental laboratory from impressions taken of your mouth.
Conventional full dentures
In this situation, a conventional full denture is placed in your mouth after any remaining teeth are removed, and tissues have healed. Healing may take several months, during which time you are without teeth.
Alternatively, a full denture can be made prior to and inserted into the mouth immediately after the remaining teeth are removed. The denture is made of moulds and models that were made of your jaw during a prior visit so that your denture is ready for you at the same appointment you teeth/tooth are being removed. While immediate dentures offer the benefit of never having to be without your teeth, they must be relined several months after being inserted. This is because the bone supporting the teeth reshapes as it heals, causing the denture to become loose and gums to recede.
A partial denture rests on a metal or acrylic framework that attaches to your natural teeth. Sometimes crowns are placed on some of your natural teeth and serve as anchors for the denture. Partial dentures offer a removable alternative to bridges.
Please take a look at our Gallery page to see some great examples of our dentures