£270.00 – £900.00
Partial dentures are a cost-effective way of replacing a few missing teeth from one jaw. This solution often yields long-lasting, positive results and works great for supporting facial muscles and avoid alterations to the face over time.
What are full and partial dentures?
Dentures are a professionally crafted dental prosthetics used on patients who are missing teeth. This enables users to not only feel more confident with a new smile, but it also allows patients to eat and speak without difficulty. The idea of dentures is that patients are given a choice of having an alternative to dental implants, as these procedures can be quite costly and permanent. Dentures are fully removable at any time which can be a huge benefit for some patients.
Why choose partial dentures?
Dentures can come in either full or partial version and this will depend on how many teeth you are missing. Partial dentures are ideal for replacing a few missing teeth instead of a full denture, which would be more ideal for a full jaw of missing teeth. Partial dentures will be attached to either a plastic or metal plate which clips into the mouth using the surrounding teeth as support.
Many people do not find the idea of having dental implants placed appealing and this can be for various reasons. One of the biggest reasons is the cost implications, which are often too steep to pay for upfront for many patients. Financial options are available for these treatments, but people can still find this off-putting. Partial dentures are ideal for those who may just require a few teeth-replacing and wants to avoid surgical treatment and high costs.
Will they need replacing?
It’s important to know that, although dentures might offer a convenient solution, they are not going to last forever and will eventually need replacing. This shouldn’t be necessary for the first several years, but over time your mouth may start to shift and cause the dentures to become loose. Loose dentures can lead to health problems like infections and discomfort, so this should be addressed as soon as possible.
Is there any aftercare required?
Yes. You will need to make sure you clean your denture regularly. Specific guideline and advice will be given to you by your dentist, but it is generally considered good practice to brush your dentures daily to avoid any health problems.
You should make sure that you are thoroughly rinsing the denture in order to remove any loose food debris, soak them (typically overnight) in a special effervescent solution, and brush them thoroughly with toothpaste to ensure they’re completely clean.