Dentures are appliances used to replace missing teeth.
A full denture is one that replaces all of the natural teeth in either the upper or lower jaws.
A partial denture fills in the spaces where you have missing teeth and is attached to your natural teeth with metal clasps or devices called precision attachments.
They can be made of Acrylic, Flexible Acrylic or Chrome to suit personal requirements and budget.
The manufacture of a denture can take takes a few appointments where we take impressions, record the jaw relationship, try in and subsequently fit the final denture. The shades of the teeth are matched accordingly to the remaining teeth using a shade guide.
Dentures can be made in advance of a tooth being removed so they can be fitted immediately following extraction of the tooth so the patient is never without a tooth in the smile line. They can also be added to and adjusted in the future as the mouth changes shape or additional teeth are extracted.
Dentures can also be relined or rebased in the future if the gums shrink and the fit of the dentures deteriorate. They can provide an immediate replacement option for a missing tooth or a tooth that needs to be extracted.