DENTURES

People wear removable dentures to replace lost or missing teeth. Dentures can replace a few teeth (partial denture) or a whole set (complete dentures)

Without dentures, vital support is lost to the cheeks and lips making the facial muscles drop – resulting in the patient looking older. Several worry others will be able to notice they have dentures, however, the quality and appearance of today’s dentures is far better than ever.​  

What is a denture?
Dentures are used to replace lost or missing teeth and they can be made from either acrylic (plastic) or metal. Dentures are a general dental treatment, although their cosmetic benefits are evident as they give the appearance of a full set of teeth. We offer two types of dentures, a ‘complete’ or ‘full’ denture replaces all the natural teeth in either the upper or lower jaw and a ‘partial’ denture fills in the spaces that are left by lost or missing teeth.

Will dentures change how I speak?
Pronouncing certain words may practice however reading aloud and repeating difficult words help. If you do find that your dentures occasionally slip when you cough, laugh or smile, you can reposition them by gently biting down and swallowing – if this happens a lot see your dentist.

Will dentures make me look different?
When replacing lost or missing teeth it is good for your health and overall appearance. A complete or full denture replaces your natural teeth thus giving support to your cheeks and lips. Without this support, sagging facial muscles can make a person look older and they will also find it difficult to eat and speak properly.
Dentures can be made to match your natural teeth closely so that your appearance hardly changes – they may even improve the look of your smile and help to fill the appearance of your face