Well-made dentures can improve your appearance, allow you to eat almost all foods without embarrassment, and can help restore the facial contour around the mouth.
With careful planning and consideration, we can provide dentures which look very natural and realistic, and feel comfortable so that no one can tell that you are wearing a denture. With the aid of skilled dental technicians, specific choice of appropriately sized and shaded teeth are used to suit your personalised requirements. Dentures are fitted in place of natural teeth. A partial set replaces one or more missing teeth, a full set replaces all your teeth.
It is worth considering dental implants alongside dentures as this can improve their stability therefore giving you better function and more confidence.
Dentures can last for many years, but they and the mouth should be checked once a year. Dentures may need to be replaced if the denture teeth become worn or if the denture becomes loose.
Dentures remain a cost effective method of replacing missing teeth by providing the patient with a removable appliance.
The main disadvantages with dentures is that they are sometimes difficult to tolerate and are subject to slippage during speech and normal movement of the mouth. The bone in the jaw surrounding the missing tooth or teeth continues to recede, and this can lead to a gradual reduction of the lower profile of the face.