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Crook Log Dental pride ourselves on well-fitting dentures to help you regain confidence and function in your smile.

What is a Denture?

Dentures are more common than most people realise. Due to advances in dental technology, they are designed to be highly discrete.

A good denture sits nicely over the gums. It replaces dentition, alleviating the problems associated with missing teeth, such as difficulty eating and speaking, drifting of your remaining teeth, and facial shrinkage.

What types of dentures are available?

There are a plethora of options when it comes to choosing dentures, and our professional team will guide you to the ones most suitable for your circumstances. Below are the most common forms of denture we use:

Full Dentures

Full dentures (also known as complete dentures) are used when all teeth in the upper or lower jaw are missing and replaced with a prosthetic. The false teeth are made from dental acrylic, and the base can be made from either acrylics or chrome.

Partial Dentures

These are made of the same materials as full dentures, but they are used for patients with natural teeth remaining in place. The prosthetic teeth merely fill the gap of a lost tooth.

Immediate Dentures

You can obtain dentures as soon as your teeth are removed. These are known as ‘immediate dentures.’ Prior to tooth extraction, an impression of your mouth is taken to make the denture.

Immediate dentures eliminate the need for you to be toothless during the healing process. Nonetheless, it is normal for the bone and gums to shrink, particularly during the first six months after your teeth are extracted. If your gums shrink, your immediate dentures will need to be relined or adjusted at first and then remade after six months.

Chrome Dentures

Chrome partial dentures are made of a cobalt and chromium alloy and are a significantly stronger dental material. They are more comfortable to wear and may be held static by clasps on the remaining natural teeth. Despite the fact that the base is metal, they have gum­ coloured plastic and natural-looking teeth attached to them. They are more costly than plastic ones, but they are also more durable.

Implant retained dentures

A dental implant is used to hold and support the denture securely. The acrylic clicks in place (much like a pop button) and is held firmly, alleviating the worry of unwanted movement. They are beneficial in lower dentures that are not held in place by suction.

Denture Facts

  • Dentures are composed of either plastic or metal.
  • A ‘full’ denture replaces all of the natural teeth in either the upper or lower jaws.
  • A ‘partial’ denture bridges the gaps created by missing or lost teeth. It might be entirely plastic or a combination of metal and plastic.
  • Clasps may be used to assist in keeping the denture in place securely in the mouth. Some of these clips may appear when you grin or open your mouth, depending on where they are situated.
  • Acrylic partial dentures are less expensive to manufacture and can be expanded in the future.
  • Dentures, rather than crowns and bridges, must be removed and cleaned every day.
  • You should clean your dentures and teeth after each meal and before going to bed.
  • Each visit is generally one to two weeks apart, and treatment takes 6-8 weeks to complete.

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