Are you fed up of ill-fitting dentures? Are you searching for an effective, hassle-free and comfortable way of replacing missing teeth? If so, our modern, functional and perfectly-fitted dentures could be the ideal solution.
Tell me about dentures
Dentures are sets of prosthetic teeth designed to replace lost natural teeth. They come in different forms to replace varying numbers of missing teeth. Complete dentures replace a full arch of teeth, while partial dentures replace a smaller number of teeth. Partial dentures are designed to match the remaining natural teeth, while complete dentures are designed to mimic the look of healthy natural teeth.
Dentures are traditionally held in place by the gums, which offer natural suction power. However, it is now possible to get implant-retained dentures, which are dentures that are anchored by dental implants.
Dentures are custom-made for each patient in order to ensure that they mould to the contours of the mouth perfectly. Once you start wearing dentures, we carry out regular checks to assess the fit and make any required adjustments or repairs.
How long do dentures last?
Dentures are hard-wearing, but they require careful monitoring as the shape of the mouth changes constantly, and this can affect the fit of the denture. You will be encouraged to have regular checks and if the denture becomes loose it may be replaced with a new denture. Ill-fitting dentures can cause irritation and sore spots, as well as affecting the function of the teeth when you eat and speak.
What are the alternatives to dentures?
Other options that may be used to replace missing teeth include dental implants and bridges. Bridges are generally recommended for a small number of missing teeth, while implants can be used to replace single or multiple missing teeth.
There are pros and cons of all the methods and your Aqua Dental Spa dentist will be able to explore these with you and discuss the different treatments in depth to ascertain which option suits you best.