Your self-confidence and oral health can be restored by replacing missing teeth with dentures. A denture is a removable appliance that makes it easier for you to eat and speak and keeps your face from sagging.
What are my choices for dentures?
A partial denture fills one or more gaps left behind by missing teeth. The plate rests against the roof or floor of the mouth and attaches to a few of your remaining natural teeth with a metal clasp attachment.
A complete denture replaces a full arch of missing teeth. The base attaches to the gums via suction. Some patients choose to use a denture adhesive for additional security, while others opt to attach their denture to a set of dental implants.
We are also able to provide advanced denture designs with combinations of metal frames, acrylic and flexible materials.
Special attachments connecting denture frame-work to milled crowns can offer excellent fit and retention of dentures.
What is involved in a denture fitting?
Your dentist will take a scan or impression of your teeth and gums and send it to a specialist laboratory, where a technician will create your custom-made dentures.
Once it is ready, you will return to have it fitted. If you are receiving a full denture, your dentist will remove any remaining natural teeth at this stage.
Your denture will be fitted immediately afterward. However, many patients find their gums change shape over time, particularly following tooth extraction.
Should you find your dentures are poorly fitting or uncomfortable at any point, we can reline them for you.
What is the best way to take care of my new dentures?
Brush your dentures just like you would your normal teeth. Use a soft toothbrush and a special denture cleaning solution to avoid damaging the appliance.
At bedtime, take your dentures out and soak them in the solution overnight.
If you would like more information about dentures, call us on 01925 266 488.