If you’ve lost several or even all your natural teeth, a denture may be a great a great solution for you. There are two types of dentures available, depending on how many teeth you have lost.
A full denture comprises a complete set of prosthetic teeth on a base designed to look like gum tissue. These dentures can be used to replace entire arches of lost teeth.
A partial denture is a gum-coloured plate with several individual prosthetic teeth attached to it. It sits against the roof or floor of your mouth and is secured in place via a metal clasp that fixes on to a few of your remaining natural teeth.
At Rightwell East Dental Practice, we can provide dentures made of acrylic, flexible acrylic, or chrome, depending on your needs and preference.
If you opt for a partial denture, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and gums and send it to a laboratory. Once your denture is ready, you will return for a second appointment to have it fitted.
Making and fitting a full denture requires multiple steps, so you will need to attend several appointments. Your dentist will conduct a thorough assessment of your teeth, gums, and jaw before taking impressions for your provisional denture.
Once it’s ready, you will have any remaining natural teeth removed under local anaesthetic, and your denture will be fitted. However, your gums are likely to change shape as they heal, impacting the comfort and security of your denture. In this case, we can make adjustments once your gums have healed.