Advances in technology and materials means that dentures are no longer limited to the use of traditional plastic or acrylic. Innovations in areas like implants have also improved the way we can help dentures stay in. They can also help support the soft tissues of the face, and restore your appearance when the natural facial volume has been lost due to missing teeth.
They can be made to mimic the appearance of your natural teeth, both the ones you have and the ones you lost. Dentures are removable false teeth that come with a lot of benefits, they can help with your confidence and improve how you eat and speak.
If you are missing a few or even all of your teeth, dentures or implant supported dentures might be the right solution you are looking for. We offer various types of dentures because it’s such an important decision. Our dentists will recommend which option would be best suit you based on your dental and gum health.
The dentist will usually need four appointments to fabricate a denture.
After your consultation, we will take impressions of your mouth and a wax model will be produced and checked for the bite and comfort.
When the dentures are ready, we will invite you in for a fitting.
When you have tried your dentures for a week or so, and you are happy you will be invited back again for a review with your dentist to see if you are happy with the fitting of your denture.
If you are dealing with partial or full loss of a teeth, implant supported dentures would be the best dental treatments. Implant supported dentures work to optimise your oral health by improving the appearance of your teeth, restoring your ability to bite and chew normally and even boosting the overall function of your mouth.
As few as two to four implants can be placed into the jaw in strategic positions to anchor the dentures firmly into the mouth. A short period of time is required for the implant posts to integrate with the jawbone. Once this is done, special fittings are then used to attach the dentures to the implants and the wearer can simply remove them to clean, and then snap them back into position.
Not if you don’t tell them! We can make them look as natural as you like, from the way the teeth are set-up, to their colour and shape.
A good denture should not fall out of your mouth. However, they need assistance from the structures in your mouth, and if there is insufficient support, they may require artificial supports to clip to
Yes, you can wear your dentures at night but it is preferred that they be removed. You should remove your dentures at night and this will give your gums and bone a chance to relax from the pressure of the denture during the day. If you need to wear your dentures for social reasons or to prevent your jaws from over closing, you should find time during the day to properly clean your mouth and your prostheses. You should never wear your dentures 24 hours a day without preforming proper oral hygiene. Dentures should be cleaned at night and stored in water during the night.
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