What are dentures?
Dentures are removable sets of false teeth that sit on your gums. Partial dentures can be held in place with either hooks or dental implants.
Tooth loss affects both the function and appearance of your smile. If you are missing most or all of your teeth, dentures may be one of the most economical tooth replacement options. Dentures also help to improve your speech and bite, restoring your confident smile.
A full denture replaces an entire arch of missing teeth in the upper or lower jaw. Our dentist will carefully use customised trays to make dentures that are tailored to you.
The upper denture covers the roof of the mouth and gums for suction. Though this can be quite reliable, it can sometimes cause an altered taste sensation when eating.
Dentures may loosen over the years when the gums shrink. Loose dentures may be firmly anchored by implants; even so, removal for cleaning after meals and at night will be easy and convenient (implant-retained dentures).
A partial denture consists of a base, artificial teeth, and hooks to hold the prosthetic in place. We may also use a high impact acrylic material for better strength.
We may use aesthetic metal-free hooks as opposed to metal hooks when making partial dentures for a bright and natural smile.
Partial metal dentures are often more comfortable due to the metal frame that supports on teeth instead of gums. The denture base is thinner for a better fit and more durable.
Implant-supported dentures are prosthetic teeth that are permanently affixed to dental implants. The implants are placed in the jaw and the dentures are attach to the implants with titanium components.
They will never slip out of place, allowing you to smile, speak, and eat with utmost confidence in your restoration. The implants also replace the missing tooth roots, stimulating the jawbone and preventing bone loss.
Implant-supported dentures may require less maintenance than removable dentures. Bite force is also much stronger, comparable to natural teeth.