Commonly referred to as false teeth, dentures are removable prostheses which are used to replace missing teeth.
Typically made up of acrylic or a combination of acrylic and metal, partial dentures can be fitted to replace some missing teeth while a complete denture is used when all your natural teeth are missing.
As well as improving your appearance and confidence, dentures enable you to speak, eat and function much more easily and effectively.
The duration of your treatment will vary depending on the complexity of your case. After your initial examination and diagnoses, we can take an impression of your mouth and bite registration, fit your dentures and then carry out a final review to ensure you’re completely satisfied with the finished product. Generally, a couple of appointments are necessary in order to complete the process.
It’s perfectly normal for your new dentures to feel a bit strange and it may take a couple weeks to get used to them. Once you become accustomed to them however, wearing your dentures will become second nature.
Just like natural teeth, dentures can accumulate plaque and food debris. In addition to standard tooth brushing, dentures should be cleaned regularly in order to avoid staining and bad odours.