Removable dentures provide a reliable and functional solution for multiple missing teeth. Made from a variety of materials, dentures fit in the mouth and look and function just like natural teeth. Dentures can either be partial, where they replace a few teeth in a smile and use the existing teeth as a support, or complete.
Dentures come with a host of benefits, including helping to improve how you eat and speak, as well as boosting your confidence by restoring your smile. They can also enhance facial shape, especially around the lips and in the cheek area.
What is involved in having dentures made?
Following a comprehensive consultation, we take impressions of your mouth so we can gather accurate measurements for the lab. A final set of dentures will be made, and, when ready, you will be invited in for a fitting.
If you are having complete dentures, these will be fitted in the top or bottom of your mouth. This complete denture will consist of a gum coloured arch with a set of prosthetic teeth attached. Partial dentures will be used if you only have one or a few missing teeth and may be held in place with metal hooks attached to existing teeth.
It can take a little while to get used to your new dentures, especially if they are a complete set. They may feel odd at first and eating can be tricky, so it may be a good idea to start with softer foods and slowly introduce more challenging items. The amount of saliva in your mouth may increase, but this should soon improve as your mouth gets used to your replacement teeth.
Initially, speaking may be difficult but you can improve this by reading aloud. If you are experiencing any sore spots in your mouth, the denture surface may need some adjustment.