If you are experiencing either partial or full tooth loss, dentures can provide an effective solution to the problem.
Dentures are the traditional solution to replace missing teeth. Aside from the aesthetics of having a complete smile, there are a number of health reasons as to why you may want to replace missing teeth. When permanent teeth are missing, other teeth in the mouth can move in an attempt to fill the gap. This can cause issues in terms of teeth and bite alignment. It can also cause issues in your speech and eating.
Dentures are removable, they need to be cleaned daily and are advisable to be taken out at night. Before any denture treatment is undertaken, it is recommended that you have a thorough oral check-up. This will include a full examination of your teeth, gums and other soft tissues of your mouth.
Our practice provides a complete service whether you need full dentures or only a partial denture to replace a few teeth. We make them look completely natural in colour, shape and size to ensure your individual look is maintained and to help you achieve an improved smile.
A full denture is a removable appliance replacing all of the natural teeth and is supported by the gums. They can replace the whole set of teeth on the upper or lower jaw. 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 can wear immediate dentures – a short-term solution which requires frequent relining.
A partial denture is also a removable option for replacing missing teeth. They can replace one or several teeth. We offer two different options:
We offer the premium partial denture Vitallium, considered to be one of the most advanced partial denture systems. Made out of high-quality, strong cobalt chrome, Vitallium dentures offer fracture resistance and plaque build-up resistance. This is the long-term solution for missing teeth as the frame and required components are all cast in one piece making it extra durable.
The supporting teeth must be healthy as it can be difficult to keep chrome dentures in place if a supporting tooth is lost. A full examination by your dentist must, therefore, be carried out prior to constructing a Vitallium partial denture for you.
Acrylic partial dentures are usually the most cost-effective and can be made within a short period of time. Acrylic dentures can also act as the alternative material when the supporting teeth are not as healthy as it is easy to add to these dentures if another tooth is lost.
While having a shorter life expectancy than the Vitallium, acrylic dentures are quick to make and can be made as a temporary denture for various reasons or a cheap spare for those who feel very insecure about the thought of something happening to their denture.
Dentures provide a cost-effective means of replacing missing teeth as they do not involve the extended and complex treatment needs of dental implants. They are often considered a more accessible option and can reduce the level of treatment needed to achieve a successful solution.
During your consultation, we will assess your oral health and determine what the best restorative treatment for your teeth is.
With dentures, you are able to maintain a completed smile and oral functions, and not impede on your daily life.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a partial denture?
A partial denture is a removable dental appliance used to replace one or several missing teeth. It is designed to attach to the remaining natural teeth or dental implants in the mouth using metal or acrylic clasps. The artificial teeth are typically made from materials such as porcelain or acrylic and are attached to a base that matches the colour of the gums. Partial dentures are custom-made to fit the patient’s mouth and provide a comfortable, natural-looking solution for missing teeth. They can improve speech, chewing ability, and the appearance of a smile.
How do dentures stay in place?
Dentures can stay in place using adhesive, suction, clasps, or implants, depending on the type of denture and the individual patient’s needs. It is important to work with a qualified dentist to determine the best method for keeping dentures in place, and regular check-ups and adjustments can help ensure a comfortable and secure fit.
How long do dentures last?
The lifespan of dentures varies depending on several factors, including the type of denture, how well they are cared for, and the individual patient’s oral health. Generally, dentures can last anywhere from 5 to 10 years or more with proper care and maintenance. However, over time, dentures may need to be adjusted, repaired, or replaced due to changes in the mouth’s shape and size, wear and tear, or damage. It is important to work with a qualified dentist and follow their recommended care instructions to help prolong the lifespan of dentures.