A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissues. It is made of acrylic resin, sometimes in combination with various metals. Complete dentures replace all the teeth, while a partial denture fills in the spaces created by missing teeth and prevents other teeth from changing position. Complete dentures are either “conventional” or “immediate.”
A conventional denture is placed in the mouth about 3 months after any teeth are removed to allow for the healing and reshaping of the gums and the bone, whereas an immediate denture is placed as soon as the teeth are removed. The drawback behind an immediate denture is that it may require more adjustments, the denture relining or remaking after the healing has taken place.
The cost of dentures depends on the overall dental treatment required and the type of dentures fitted. At your initial examination and after X-rays are taken of your mouth, our dentist will be able to better advise you on treatments, denture options, the associated costs involved, and our available payment plans to make your new teeth an affordable reality.
The 3 main materials used in Denture construction are:
- Acrylic – This makes up the largest component, its rigid and inflexible.
- Cobalt Chrome – Metal used to create a strong frame. Teeth and gums are still acrylic.
- Flexible Acrylic – This is an acrylic that can flex around existing teeth, aiding retention without large coverage.
Talk about what options would best suit you by contacting our admin team on 01904422918 to book an appointment with one of our dentists.