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What is a denture?
Tooth loss can occur for several reasons such as periodontal disease, decay or trauma. It is important that you have regular check ups with your dentist and that you have any missing teeth replaced as soon as you possibly can to prevent any excess wear to existing teeth in the long terms.
A denture is a removable artificial tooth or set of teeth that replaces missing teeth in either the upper or lower jaw or both in the most severe cases of tooth loss.
Dentures have been used to replace missing teeth for many years. With advances in dental technology and the use of the latest dental materials dentures can be made to look and feel like your own natural teeth.
What types of dentures are there?
Dentures are generally fabricated from acrylic resins. With advances in modern cosmetic dentistry there are a wide variety of materials available for dentures.
If you are missing all of your teeth then a complete set of upper and lower dentures is used to replace them.
It may well be easier to remove one or two remaining teeth to allow a complete set of dentures to be worn.
However if only a few of the teeth need replacing then in many cases your cosmetic dentist may be able to fit a partial denture / overdenture.
The fitting of a partial / over dentures can prevent your existing healthy teeth from moving into the gaps following the tooth loss because of either decay or an accident.
How long do dentures last?
As you age your dentures can begin to feel loose as your gums shrink back and your bite pattern changes.
If the problem becomes severe it may be that you need a new set of dentures measuring and fitting. However in some instances it is possible that some simple modifications to your existing set of dentures may rectify the problem.
You should always make sure you take care of your dentures and clean them frequently. The length of time your dentures last also depends on how much use you give them as they will suffer from natural wear / tear as time goes by..
The first thing your cosmetic dentist will do at your initial meeting will be to examine your mouth and gums to decide your suitability for having dentures fitted. If you have a few existing teeth it may be that some of your existing teeth may need to be removed first. If this is the case your cosmetic dentist will explain the reasons
why your teeth need removing before proceeds to the impression stage of the treatment.
The extraction of any teeth can usually take place at your initial appointment.
Even with all the advances of modern dentistry, your teeth may not last forever. We can however, offer many options for replacing lost or extracted teeth. One such option are cosmetic dentures.
Our beautifully designed dentures, are made with teeth that have multiple layers of colour and varying degrees of translucency to enable you to have a natural, youthful appearance.