If you are missing a number of teeth or all your teeth, dentures offer an excellent solution that will enable you to enjoy a healthy diet and smile with confidence. A complete or full denture is one which replaces all of the natural teeth in either the upper or lower jaws. A partial denture fills in the spaces created by lost or missing teeth and is attached to your natural teeth with metal clasps or devices called precision attachments.
Unlike crowns and bridges, partial dentures don’t always require the dentist to prepare your tooth, though small modifications may be required to ensure your denture stays in place. It really depends on your individual case, and your dentist will discuss everything clearly with you before you go ahead with treatment.
Dentures require lots of care and attention to keep them functioning well, and you will need to clean them daily. Your dentist will provide you with lots of advice and specialist products for keeping your dentures clean and stain-free.
Yes – but it is not recommended as it is a good idea to give your gums a rest from your dentures at night time. If you do have to wear your dentures for a prolonged period of time, you must take them out to clean them within a 24-hour period.
They may take a little getting used to, but you should be able to enjoy a healthy balanced diet while wearing dentures. Harder or sticky foods can be more challenging, however, and chewing gum should be avoided completely.
Yes, a dental technician will work closely with you and your dentist to achieve the exact shade that you want.