What is a denture?

A denture is a removable prosthesis that replaces some or all the teeth. It is usually made of acrylic or a combination of acrylic and metal.

A partial denture replaces some missing teeth, while a complete denture is used when all the natural teeth in a jaw are missing.

A good set of dentures helps you eat and can often improve your appearance. Occasionally a denture can be used as a temporary treatment solution for patients with multiple extractions until the definitive dental implant treatment.

How long does it take to make a denture?

It will take several visits to fabricate a denture, with each visit involving precise treatment steps essential to ensure a comfortable fit and the desired appearance are achieved. After your initial consultation, we can discuss the number of appointments required to fabricate your new dentures. Our dentists are highly trained and specialized in the art of making dentures.

What to expect?

It can take several days or weeks to wear dentures before an individual feels that a denture is comfortable and functioning effectively. It takes longer if you are a first-time denture wearer and as the number of teeth replaced increases. Eating will require practice, and it is advisable to start with soft food cut into small pieces.

New dentures may also alter speech, and pronouncing certain words will require practice. We will be best placed to advise you on the difficulties you might face following a detailed consultation and evaluation.

Certain patients may find it too difficult to adapt to using dentures, and their regular daily routine may be affected. In these cases, we may use precision clips attached to dental implants to help retain and stabilize the denture. Alternatively, dental implants can be used to support a fixed bridge, eliminating the need to wear a denture at all.

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