A denture is a removable plate that holds one or more artificial teeth. However denture can be fixed and stabilised on dental implants, this can be discussed with the patient on the consultation.
If you wish to replace one or missing teeth, dentures may provide a solution for you. Dentures are made from robust and durable materials and mimic the appearance of the teeth and gums to give you a natural finish.
After the dentures are completed, there may be a period of adjustment as your facial musculature and oral tissues get used to wearing them however when they are fixed to the dental implants the period of adaptation will be much less and wearing the denture will be more comfortable. In addition, we will show you how to take care of your gums, teeth and denture hygiene during the process.
Complete dentures are made when there are no teeth present that can support the denture.
Partial dentures are made when there are some teeth present to help support the denture.
Advantages of Dentures
- Natural appearance of face
- Minimally invasive Dentistry
- Allows food to be chewed correctly by providing more tooth surfaces to chew upon
I am unhappy with my current set of dentures- how can they be improved?
You’ve come to the right place! Our dentist, Dr. Natasja Kashyap is currently completing her postgraduate degree in Prosthodontics, which means that you will receive advanced and most up-to-date dental techniques to improve upon the design and construction of your dentures.
How will dentures affect my ability to chew?
When you have missing teeth, you obviously become unable to chew effectively in that part of the mouth. When the gaps are replaced correctly, it allows you to chew more efficiently so that you can enjoy a more varied and exciting diet.
How will dentures impact my speech?
Losing teeth, especially anterior teeth, has an impact of the our pronunciation. Replacement of these teeth may improve your ability to speak clearly.
What are the alternatives to dentures?
Dental implants may be placed in the jaw to support a fixed denture/bridge, eliminating the need for a removable denture. Though this may be a more costly option, the more natural feel and appearance may be worth the investment. Contact us to find out if you are a suitable candidate for implants!