Missing Teeth » Dentures
If you have lost all or several of your natural teeth, one solution is to be fitted with a denture. Dentures are false teeth made of metal or acrylic. They are removable and fit snugly over your gums, replacing missing teeth and preventing potential problems caused by gaps in the teeth.
Complete dentures replace all of your upper or lower teeth, while partial dentures can replace one or more missing teeth. If you have lost a tooth or teeth you may have problems with speaking and eating certain foods, and any remaining teeth may move into the space left behind. Dentures can help to prevent these problems and can give you back confidence in your smile. They are used in some cases when you are not suitable or do not want other tooth-replacement solutions, such as dental implants or bridges.
If all your upper or lower teeth are missing or need to be removed, you may benefit from a full denture. This is usually fitted as soon as your teeth are removed so you won’t be left without teeth for any period of time, although in some cases you may need to wait for your gums to heal before your dentures are fitted.
When you visit us for complete dentures, we will take measurements and impressions of your mouth, which will be sent to the laboratory for your dentures to be made. You will first be fitted with a trial denture to check everything fits correctly and that you are happy, before your permanent denture is created.
Partial dentures replace one or more missing teeth. They comprise a plate of plastic or metal with false teeth attached to it. It clips into your mouth using some of your natural teeth to hold it securely, and can easily be removed for cleaning.
We will take measurements and impressions of your mouth and send these to our laboratory for our technicians to make your dentures.