Dentures are a dental appliance used to replace missing teeth and support your soft tissue (lips and cheeks). They are removeable appliance and can be made to replace single, multiple or all remaining teeth. They can be made from various materials including high impact acrylic, cobalt and chrome.
Dentures are a great and cheaper alternative to replace gaps where implants and bridges may not be possible.
Benefits of Dentures
Dentures are designed to replicate your natural teeth, aesthetically and functionally. This means enhanced chewing and speaking ability. A good set of dentures will enable you to eat most of your favourite meals again.
Dentures are reversible and do not require adjustment of your natural teeth. They are easily adjustable, repaired and teeth can be added to them if required.
They can be used to replace gaps permanently or temporarily when gums are healing following extraction or implant surgery
Aesthetically dentures are used to replicate natural teeth restoring your self-esteem and giving you the confidence to smile again. They also support your cheeks and lips providing a fuller and youthful appearance.
Dentures with Implants
Dentures can be clipped onto implants to improve their stability and retention, which can be a problem especially for patients wearing a full set of dentures. Implants are placed into your natural bone and are connected to your dentures with a custom connector. As the dentures will be removable the implants and the dentures can be easily cleaned.