Dentures are used to replace all missing teeth either or both upper and lower teeth. Fabricating a complete denture requires at least 5 visits to the dentist depending on the try in of the replica, we make sure that every step is done thoroughly and will not complete the denture until you are happy. Even after delivery of the dentures we will do any adjustment free of charge till it is comfortable to use.
We also provide continuing care and services including: relining, repair, stain removal, etc.
Partial denture: as the name implies, is to replace some missing teeth in either or both the upper or lower arch. There are different types of partial dentures depending on the type of material used, it can be
Flexible called valplast.
We will give you advice on what type of partial denture would best suit you depending on the number of teeth missing and the condition of your mouth. Normally a partial denture requires 2 to 5 visits to the dentist.
Immediate denture could be either a partial or a complete denture. It means that the denture is ready to fit in the mouth soon after extraction of the teeth. To construct an immediate denture an impression of the teeth and supporting structure is taken and the denture is made out of the impression. There are certain advantages with immediate dentures:
You never have to appear in public without any teeth. This is very important especially for those working in public services.
It is easier to get used to an immediate denture and it enables easier establishment of your speech pattern.
It can replicate your natural teeth more closely as the denture is constructed before removing the teeth.
It protects the extraction site from food getting in and helps to reduce bleeding. As the teeth tend to move towards space an immediate denture will prevent the remaining teeth from drifting towards the space There are also certain disadvantages with immediate dentures:
As healing takes place there will be changes in the bone and gum, which may result in the denture not fitting well.
Because of changes in the mouth the denture may need to be relined or refitted by the dentist and will involve an extra cost towards the denture As the immediate denture is constructed before the teeth are removed, it may not fit accurately as a denture made after healing takes place.