People wear dentures to replace lost or missing teeth so they can enjoy a healthy diet and smile with confidence. Dentures are made of either acrylic (plastic) or metal.
A denture is a removable dental appliance, made form acrylic or chrome that is used to replace missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They can enhance your smile, making you look and feel better and are made to closely resemble your natural teeth. Dentures also provide support to surrounding facial muscles and prevent them from sagging.
Here at Vicars Cross Dental we offer our patients a choice of dentures to suit their needs:
- Complete dentures – used when all of the teeth are missing in the upper or lower jaw (or both).
- Partial dentures – used to replace only a few missing teeth.
- Immediate dentures – an immediate denture is a complete denture or partial denture inserted on the same day, immediately following the removal of natural teeth. This ensures you will never need to appear in public without teeth and allows you to chew better than without any teeth and minimise facial distortion that may occur when teeth are removed. However, an immediate denture does not always fit as accurately as a conventional denture, which is made after the tissues have healed for six to eight weeks following extractions, and without wearing a denture and therefore may need to be replaced.
- Flexible dentures - at Vicars Cross Dental we offer Valplast® flexible dentures that are made from a flexible material, are easier to wear, comfortable, adapt to slight changes in the shape of your mouth (e.g. when eating) and are cosmetically indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
- Implant-retained dentures - This is a type of denture treatment in which dental implants are used to anchor dentures. They are designed to provide better function and can be effective for patients unable to use traditional removable dentures.
Advantages of Implant Retained Dentures include:
- Increased support and stability
- Improved function
- No sore spots or risk of irritation
- No negative effects on speech or ability to eat
- Decreased risk of bone loss
- Improved facial support
Call us on 01244 351755, or click here for Appointments. With some basic contact details and an indication of your preferred days and times, our receptionist will be happy to arrange an appointment for you.