Whether you are facing issues due to gum disease, tooth decay or injury a denture may provide a successful option that will benefit your appearance, health and function. When a set of teeth are missing, the remaining teeth generally shift into the remaining space and become crooked. It is harder to clean crooked teeth, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Your ability to chew properly and speak is restored. Dentures will fill out the look of your face and prevent facial muscles from sagging, which can make you look older.
We can make you a denture or partial that will closely resemble your natural teeth and gums, to minimise a change in your appearance
TYPE OF DENTURES
- Conventional– The full removable denture is made and placed in your mouth after any remaining teeth have been removed and the tissues have healed. This can take several months.
- Immediate– You will receive the removable denture on the same day, when your remaining teeth will be removed, so you don’t have to be without teeth during the healing period. We will take the measurements and make models of your jaw at a preliminary visit. You may be required to have the denture relined after you have finished the healing process to ensure a proper fit.
- Partial– A partial is a removable appliance made for patients who are missing some, but not all teeth. We will design the partial denture to match your teeth and gums, and it will attach to your natural teeth with metal or plastic clasps. Your partial denture will keep your teeth from shifting, while filling in gaps that can make eating difficult to complete your smile.
- Over Denture– This option provides added stability for your denture. Over time, retention on a traditional denture worsens due to bone loss and deterioration. As they rely on suction alone, they can require messy denture creams or adhesives. A root or implant supported overdenture is held in place by attachments added to the root of a remaining tooth, or to an implant. An overdenture helps preserve the health of your jaw bone and will control facial contour changes that can be caused by having no remaining teeth.