Dentures are artificial teeth which are designed to regain the smile and function if a patient looses teeth. Due to age, disease or accident one has limited amount of healthy natural teeth, your dentist may suggest the option of dentures. Dentures are designed to fit firmly in the mouth, they are supported by the oral tissues and existing natural teeth if present encompassing them.
Our smiles are part of our personality and each person has his own unique smile. At Britannia Dental Centre, our goal is to ensure our patients regain their natural happy smile by customizing our dentures to bring back the smile you have been looking to achieve.
The two types of dentures are either partial dentures or complete dentures.
Complete dentures are used when the all teeth on either the lower or upper jaw or both jaws need to be replaced. These dentures are designed using either acrylic or porcelain material which are created to look like your natural teeth or by placement of implants.
A partial denture is a plastic base that has one or more false teeth on it; it is made with plastic or metal and has clips that attach around existing teeth. Apart from the initial consultation and placement of partial dentures on the teeth, a few more visits may be required in order to adjust the partial dentures to make them as comfortable as possible. Wearing dentures in your teeth can alter your speech, chewing and eating habits; at Britannia Dental Centre, we will ensure that you receive all the information about caring for your dentures as well as tips and advise on getting back to your normal routine once you are wearing your dentures.
Immediate dentures are placed right after one or more teeth are removed from the patient’s mouth. If you have lost one or more teeth and do not want to wait until the gums have healed from teeth extraction to get your dentures, then it would be a good idea to opt for the placement of immediate dentures. Advantages of immediate dentures are that there’s no need to be seen in public without teeth and they also allow for faster healing. Speaking will also be easier as your transition to dentures will be shorter, versus having to learn to speak without dentures and then re-learn to speak with dentures. Bleeding is also minimized by the placement of dentures in the teeth as well as malformation of the face after teeth extraction is minimized.