For many adults, dentures are an inevitability. Dentures, also known as false teeth, are removable prostheses that may replace all the teeth in one or both jaws, or fit false teeth around the natural teeth.
Complete dentures are made of a gum coloured plastic base with artificial teeth positioned so they restore your smile and jaw position, filling out your face and restoring your bite.
If you need a set of dentures, it will require at least five visits starting with taking a mould of your mouth. This is used to make plaster casts from which a technician designs the dentures. We then ensure the fit is correct and the denture is articulated so it relates to the shape of your jaw, and once fitted further adjustments are often necessary to refine the shape and make the dentures feel natural.
Partial dentures may be used to replace one or more teeth in an arch and can be anchored to natural teeth with metal clasps, although it may be necessary to modify the shape of the natural teeth to ensure the denture fits comfortably. The base plate of removable dentures is made from acrylic or metal, usually silver-coloured chrome-cobalt, or a combination of the two. The advantage of using metal is the base may be smaller, covering less of the soft tissue, and therefore more comfortable to wear and eat with.
As well as improving your appearance and chewing, a partial denture may also prevent your remaining teeth from drifting out of position in the mouth, which can lead to further tooth loss.
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