What is a denture?
A denture (otherwise known as false teeth) is a simple solution to replacing missing or rotting teeth. The denture helps to restore the look and function of your mouth, allowing you to eat, talk and smile easily whilst increasing your confidence and self-esteem.
Dentures are removeable but can also be fixed more securely with denture implants.
Full or partial dentures?
Full dentures: are used if all of your teeth need to be replaced. A full denture incorporates a set of artificial teeth inserted into a gum coloured arch and can be made for the top and bottom of your mouth.
Partial dentures: are used to replace one or more teeth. The plate will be held in place by wrapping metal hooks around your existing teeth.
What are dentures made of?
Dentures can be made of acrylic (a hard plastic with a natural gum colour) or cobalt chrome (a strong metal).
How long do dentures take to be made?
Dentures require multiple visits whilst you are being measured for and fitted with your dentures so that we can ensure they are secure, comfortable and look as natural as possible.
What to expect when your dentures are first fitted: –
Wearing new dentures is like wearing a new pair of shoes. They can take some time to get used to and may occasionally need adjustments to areas that are rubbing. Eating and talking may be strange at first but you will notice this improves with practice after a couple of weeks.
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Can dentures break easily?
Dentures are made of strong, durable materials that do not break easily and should last for many years. If your denture does become damaged, we offer fast and efficient denture repairs!