Partial Dentures

From: £270.00

• Correct a bite and prevent leaning or tilting from other teeth
• Reduce the chances of gum disease caused by bacteria trapped in the gap
• Support cheeks and lips to avoid face alteration

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Description

Types of dentures

Conventional dentures are constructed from measurements and impressions of your mouth taken during a consultation. If you are having teeth removed, the dentist will allow the tissue to heal before the plate is fitted. This process could take several months.

Immediate dentures are constructed using the same method but they are inserted immediately after the removal of the teeth. This method provides cosmetic benefits to those unhappy without teeth. However, bones and gums can shrink over time as your tissues heal, this means that they may require relining or replacing once the healing process is complete.

Your dentures should last several years but over time they may become loose due to a change in shape of your mouth. Loose dentures can lead to health problems including infections and discomfort. If these problems occur, it is important to discuss a replacement with your dentist, who will take another impression to ensure your new plate fits perfectly.

Treatment aftercare

Like your teeth, your dentures should be maintained daily to avoid health problems. The first step is to rinse and brush the plate and acrylics, removing any loose food. Next, you should soak them using a specialist effervescent cleaner that will remove stains and decontaminate the surface.

While they’re soaking, it is important to wash your mouth thoroughly to remove plaque and reduce the risk of oral infection. Finally, you should brush the plate again using toothpaste to make sure it’s completely clean.

Will I need replacements?

Your dentures should last several years but over time they may become loose due to a change in shape of your mouth. Loose dentures can lead to health problems including infections and discomfort.

If these problems occur, it is important to discuss a replacement with your dentist, who will take another impression to ensure your new plate fits perfectly.