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Dentures

Replace missing teeth with dentures

Dentures have been used to replace missing teeth for many years. They are removable replacements that are designed to look and function like your natural teeth.

A complete or full denture is one that replaces all the natural teeth in either the upper or lower jaws. A partial denture fills the spaces left by lost or missing teeth. They can also be used alongside dental implants.

As with other methods of replacing missing teeth dentures provide structure and support to the face and cheeks.

Modern dentures

Modern techniques and materials mean that dentures can now be a far better fit, making eating and speaking much easier, and they also look far more natural than in the past.

Explanation of animation above: When a number of teeth are missing, there are various options available. You may choose to have a denture. But over time, your gums will recede ... and the denture may not fit as well. You could choose to have Implants to secure the denture. One way is a small number of Implants with a bar and magnets to hold the denture ... another is a small number of Implants to which the denture is secured ... or a greater number of Implants onto which a set of teeth and permanently fitted.

Explanation of animation above: Acrylic dentures often require metal clasps to help secure them. These clasps, depending on their position, can be unsightly. Also, the rigidity of acrylic makes it prone to breaking. New flexible dentures help deal with both of these issues.

Explanation of animation above: Partial dentures can sometimes move as gums change shape. Securing the denture to an existing tooth can be the solution. A stud can be fixed to an adjacent tooth. The partial denture then 'clicks' onto this stud to secure it in place.

Explanation of animation above: There is now an alternative to a plastic denture. Plastic dentures can be heavy ... and also cover a large area of the palate ... effecting heat and taste sensitivity. Chrome dentures can solve all these problems.

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This page was last updated on 04 of February 2016