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Dentures

dentures Dentures are removable false teeth made from either acrylic or metal that replace missing teeth. They are made by taking an impression from your mouth and are custom made by a dental technician for the best fit. The colour and the shape can be adjusted to look as close to natural teeth as possible. Depending on how many teeth are missing, you may need Complete or Partial dentures. Your dentist will give you options depending on your circumstances

Complete dentures, which also known as Full dentures, are prosthetic teeth that will be fitted if all your upper and/or lower teeth need to be removed. They fit snugly over your gums and jawbone. If you have some of your own natural teeth, you may only need a Partial denture to fill in the gaps left by missing teeth. Partial dentures are made from a metal or plastic plate with a number of false teeth attached. These are either fastened to your natural teeth with a metal clasp so they can be unclipped and removed.

Dentures can either be made from acrylic or chrome cobalt metal. Your dentist will be able to advise on the best material for your denture depending on your oral health history, the location and number of teeth missing.

Dentures can help you to eat and speak comfortably and help to improve confidence and self-esteem. Full dentures can help to support your face, plumping out your cheeks and lips. Partial dentures help to ensure that your remaining teeth do not become crooked or tilted as they can move to take the space of the missing tooth.

Dentures can be fitted as soon as teeth are removed. However it is advisable that the initial denture is one made from acrylic one as this can then be relined to accommodate shrinkage of the gums which will happen in the months following extractions as the tooth sockets heal. It will then possible to remake the denture in chrome once the gums have settled.

For the first few days after being fitted with dentures, your dentist may advisee to wear them constantly. Once your mouth gets used to wearing them, you should remove dentures before you go to bed. This will allow your gums to rest and prevent any fungal infections from developing.
Well cared-for dentures should last several years but they may need to be relined or re-made after normal wear or after any changes in the shape of your mouth as your gums or bone shrink.

Enquire about our Dentures service at our Dental Practice in Billericay, Essex.

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Call now on 01277 658374 to arrange an appointment at our Dental Surgery in Billericay, Essex (near Stock) or to ask us a question.